Art & Design and Architecture
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.
The Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (FADA) stands as one of the original faculties at Bilkent University. Since its establishment, FADA has prioritized instilling in its students a commitment to research, exploration, and experimentation, encouraging them to discover their unique voices and flourish in the dynamic realm of creativity.
With a collective enrollment of 1646 students across undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs spanning six departments, FADA boasts a diverse faculty composed of devoted scholars and instructors. Their interdisciplinary approach to teaching equips students with the imaginative, creative, and responsible skills necessary for navigating their future endeavors.
FADA’s esteemed alumni contribute to innovative and inspirational work in their professional lives, serving as exemplary figures who guide current students in their respective fields. The faculty remains steadfast in its dedication to forging pathways of inspiration, innovation, and artistic brilliance for students by incorporating the latest knowledge and techniques from relevant disciplines.
Acting Dean Prof. Dr. Yasemin AFACAN