|Head of Department||:||Prof. Vedat SOMAY|
|ECTS Coordination||:||Asst. Prof. Yıldız GÜNER,Res. Asst. Sıla ŞEN|
|Phone||:||0090-212 252 16 00 (347)|
|:||0090-212 244 03 95|
|Fax||:||0090-212 244 03 98|
The Sculpture Department has been one of the first departments to give education since the Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi was established. Yervant Osgan, who had an important role in the establishment of our University, helping our founder Osman Hamdi Bey in this process, also was the first teacher of our department and continued to teach until 1924. Later İhsan Özsoy, Mahir Tomruk, Rudolf Belling, Hadi Bara, Zühtü Müridoğlu, Şadi Çalık and İlhan Koman gave lectures in the Sculpture Department.
Since its foundation, our department has always had an important role in the development of Turkish Sculpture. In the bustling art environment educators from our department and students raised by them have had active roles in institutions and activities related to sculpture. Even today, providing background for our students’ active participation in many art exhibitions and activities is one of the strongest principles that make up our understanding of art education.
The academic programme is constantly revised and modified to accomodate contemporary art principles and the country’s needs; and aims to improve the students’ individual creativity. Striving to educate in tough circumstances in its first years, our department has facilities ranging from modelling studios to wooden, stone, metal, bronze casting, jewelry and small sculpture studios. Theoretical courses, supporting the studio studies, give the students the ability to gain a wider perspective in their profession.
Students are constantly encouraged to exhibit their works in indoor and outdoor student exhibitions. The sculpture symposiums and work-shops realized annually with the cooperation of different institutions and our university also have an profound indirect contribution to sculpture education.