Faculty of Arts and Design
Art Management
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Art Management

Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives


The vision of the department is to adopt both a national and an international  approach to the studies of management and administraton of  Phonetic and Plastic Arts and to maintain its continuous progress. This area of study has flourished recently due an increasing social demand and the need to meet this demand professionally through activities, organisations and institutions. An Art Manager is a someone  working  in a sector whose product is a form of art and therefore he is a professional that evaluates this product and turns it into a cultural and economic value. The aim of the department is to lead such  professionals and to contribute to arts sector.  



Based on the act of 4281, the department recruited its first students in 2002-2003 academic year after the opening of Art and Design Faculty under the conduct of Dr. Nüket Güz (Dean) at the main building of Şirinevler Campus. In 2004, the faculty moved to Ataköy Campus and the department has been functioning since then with a rising number of students.  The department awarded students for the first time in 2005-06 academic year. Professor Raik ALNIAÇIK, Professor Nükhet Güz, Professor Özer Sezgin and Professor İsmet Vildan ALPTEKİN are the heads of the department so far and the department  is still maintaing an up-to- date and modern education system directed by Doç.Dr. Mehmet USTUNIPEK 

Previously the department recruited students through auditions but since 2009-2010 academic year, the access depends on the results of TS-2 (a type of Turkish university entry exam grading). Art Management Postgraduate Programme has also been functioning under the direction of Institute of Social Sciences  since 2002-03.

Qualification Awarded


Students who complete minumum 240 ECTS studying courses listed in 2011-12  (over 4 years)  annual lesson plan are awarded with a Bachelor’s Degree and they are given a title as Arts Manager and Administrator.

Language of Instruction


The language of instruction in the depatment is Turkish and a year of preparatory class is an option for  students who would like to study English for a year.

Mode of Education


Full Time

Admission and Registration Requirements


Art Management recruits 45 students every year  through a central placement test called ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Centre) . Candidates are placed by ÖSYM according to their LYS (High School Sufficiency Exam), their choices of  Higher Education programmes  and quota of these programmes. Students register with the department at Öğrenci İşleri Daire Başkanlığı (Student Affairs) on  dates specified by ÖSYM.

Full Fee : 180 points/ 5

%25 Schlorship: 180 points/ 6

%50 Schlorship:  240.203/ 24

%75 Schlorship: 360.827/4

%100 Schlorship: 384.413/ 5

Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs



Students are supposed to do an internship for 30 work days before the end of their studies. Through this practical experience at culture and art institutions, students have the chance to enrich the professional knowledge they have built up throughout their education.

Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.



























G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.

Graduation Requirements


Students have to  complete the courses of the programme (240 ECTS) with 2.0 CGPA out of 4.00.

International Cooperations


The department has mutual Erasmus agreements with; Fachhohochschule Vorarlberg (Austria), Zeppelin University(Germany), National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts(Bulgaria), Polytechnical University of Valencia(Spain), Malmö University(Sweden), Karlschochschule International University (Germany), Academia di Belle Arti di Frosinone(Italy), International Bussiness School Budapest (Hungary). What is more, art management studies are open to international practice opportunities. 

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates


Art management and administration is one of the most popular professional areas of the century. Our graduates have been able to find jobs in following fields:



Movie and TV Sector

Fairs, Expositions and Auctions

Opera, Ballet and Modern Dance

Festivals and Biennial Management

Human Resources


Furthermore, graduates can also work at  related departments of  Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Students who want to have an academic career can also do  postgraduate  degrees.



Access to Further Studies

Students who successfully complete their undergraduate studies can do a Masters degree in Art Management provided that they meet the requirements of the department.

Departmental Facilities


Faculty of Arts and Design is located at an area of 3000m2 the joint use amphitheathers are open to the departmental use. There are 24 classrooms within the faculty and 13 of them are 30m2, 10 of them are 45 m2 and one of them is 80m2. These classrooms have projections and internet connection. The Faculty can host 650 students. Arts Management activities also take place at Akıngüç Auditorium, Önder Öztunalı Conferance Hall, the art galleries and studios  of the university.

Students can also benefit from the library at Ataköy Campus. The library  is located at an area of 560m2 and it can serve 170 students at the same time with a capacity of 25.000 books in total at two storeys.

The interdisciplinary structure of the department is supported by lecturers  and teaching fellows specialised in different areas such as art, art history, administration and public relations.


Academic Staff

Professor  Fethiye ERBAY


Assistant Professor   Güzin ILICAK AYDINALP

Assistant Professor   Cüneyt BELLİCAN

Assistant Professor   Okan ORMANLI

Dr. Okday KORUNAN  

Sabiha Tuğcu VURKAÇ                        Lecturer

Zafer KAYAOKAY                              Lecturer

Derya YÜCEL                                       Lecturer   

Özge Altınkaya ERKÖK                        Lecturer

Salih KALAFATOĞLU                         Lecturer

Yakup ÇARTIK                                    Lecturer

Sevil DOLMACI                                   Lecturer

Mehtap GÜLAÇTI                                Lecturer

Hale EREN                                           Lecturer

Tolga ERDEM                                      Instructor

Beste GÖKÇE                                     Research Assistant

Nazlı Miraç UMIT                                Research Assistant                            

Program Activities


In a metropolitian city like İstanbul, students  are able to be in connection with art charities and societies, theatres, galleries, museums... etc, so they have the chance to follow contemporary art activities. What is more, they can join the activities of student clubs , galleries, conferences and  exhibitions at Akıngüç Auditorium, Önder Öztunalı Conferance Hall and art galleries at the university.


Students get ready for their professional lives through mandatory and selective courses, interm and final projects as well as internships. Exhibitions that were organised in collaboration with Marmara University and Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Keşanlı Ali Destanı as a final project of art management at International Cüneyt Gökçer Theatre Festival are just  a few examples. Students graduate with an awareness of themselves as art managers.

Contact Information


Phone: (+90 212) 498 41 96/95/10/72

Fax:      (+90 212) 465 83 07

E-mail: m.ustunipek@iku.edu.tr   Address: Sanat Tasarım Fakültesi

                 İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi

                Ataköy Kampüsü 34156

                Bakirköy İstanbul