|Head of Department||:||Prof. Süleyman Aydan BELEN|
|Deputy-Head of Department||:||Asst. Prof.Dr. İlhan HASDEMİR |
Asst. Prof. Lerzan ÖZER
|ECTS Coordination||:||Prof Süleyman Aydan BELEN|
|Phone||:||0090-212 252 16 00 (236)|
|Fax||:||0090-212 245 21 64|
The Ceramic Department was founded by ceramic fine artist Ismail Hakkı Oygar who was sent abroad for ceramic education in the first years of the Republic and who was later invited home from Paris in 1930 under the Decoration Department. One year later, Vedat Ar who had received education abroad with a ceramics scholarship has followed him and in 1964, ceramic fine artist Prof. Sadi Diren, who has worked in the German ceramics industry for long years, has taken office. The Department, where Prof. Ismail Hakkı Oygar, Prof. Sadi Diren and Prof. Beril Anılanmert served as heads of department in chronological order, has taken the name of Ceramic and Glass Design Department in 2004. Since December 2005, Prof. Süleyman A. Belen has served as Head of Ceramic and Glass Design Department. Also, on 24.10.2001, "SERAM – M.S.F.A.U. Ceramic Products Research and Application Center, among whose objectives are research-analysis design- application, consulting, artistic activities and widespread education, was founded in affiliation with the university.
Ceramic and Glass Design Department is a unit which provides a four-year undergraduate program, also applying graduate and art proficiency programs. In every stage of education; originality, application of the scientific method, analytic skills, timing, skill of material usage capability, expressive power and interpretation are evaluated. Ceramic and Glass Design Department offers courses in line with science, technology and artistic values developed by world community. The purpose is to unearth the creative power of the individual and to allow him/her to interpret the age he/she is in with his/her emotions and thoughts. What is aimed at is that students apply these skills they gain by scientific research techniques, including the processes of research, discovery, application, supervision and finalization in the fields of art and industry. Through practical training programs, students are given the opportunity to gain experience in the ceramics and glass industry. The efforts and experiences of the department on this subject are also adopted by the newly established Ceramics Departments of other universities. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University is the first academic institution which was accepted as a member of "International Ceramic Academy (IAC)" based in Geneva, Switzerland, from Turkey.