Faculty of
Fine Arts & Design and Architecture
Dean’s Office

FADA departments offer undergraduate programs that lead to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees. The graduate programs of the Faculty include Master of Science in Architecture (M.S) degree in the area of social, cultural, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture , Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree programs in the areas of Media and Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in the area of Media and Visual Studies and Ph.D. in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design.

The educational principles of the faculty are based upon the fact that the creative process in art and design relies on a broad body of knowledge for direction and inspiration. Guided by this principle, the degree programs aim to train highly competent research, design and performance oriented artists having a deep understanding of basic concepts, modern design and performance methods. The international and multidisciplinary composition of the academic staff allows the provision of interdisciplinary programs, as well as particular courses of study to meet individual educational needs.

Dean’s Message

Being designed as one of the first few faculties at Bilkent University in 1984, the Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture (FADA) currently offers undergraduate, masters and PhD programs in 6 departments. Our alumni include 5,236 Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 377 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.), and 61 Ph.D. degrees. We are proud of our graduates with their achievements in Turkey and abroad.

Providing a state-of-the-art education to our students is the foremost objective of the FADA departments. Our curricula aim at improving the critical thinking, creativity, and analytical thinking skills of our students along with the contemporary knowledge and techniques of the related disciplines.


Dekan V. Prof. Dr. Bülent Çaplı