Therefore, as a Department we remain in contact with the photography and video sectors, and motivated to form in our students the set of technical skills, cultural knowledge, creative abilities and social sensitivity which are the founding principles of cultural industries fed by visual literacy and creative thinking. 

The Photography and Video program is offered by the Bahcesehir University.  

The first two years of our program aims at constructing a strong base of knowledge and abilities through the following technical, aesthetic and theoretical courses: Photography, Theories of Media and Communication, Art, Culture and Society, Applied Photography Techniques, Basics of Video and TV Techniques, Concept Development and Visualization, Computer for Media Arts, Digital Image Processing, Studio and Lighting, Digital Video Editing, Cinematography, Word and Image, and Aesthetics. In the third and fourth years, students are taking their technical skills and historical knowledge in their field to an advanced level with courses such as Visual Storytelling, History of Camera Images, while also broadening their productive scope by specializing on different areas with elective courses such as Black and White Darkroom, Photo-Journalism and News Photography, Basic Sound Design, Advanced Editing and Post-Production, Storyboard, Digital Animation. In addition to these courses, students are also expected to submit an internship report of their successful training periods. 

With an innovative and dynamic perspective in tune with the contemporary atmosphere, our department fosters a continuous education and work discipline through the organization of exhibitions, screenings, symposia, special talks and portfolio days. In our program the students are required to obtain the equipment that will allow them to produce professional video and photographic artworks towards still and moving image applications. However this investment will be justified with the exhibitions, publications and projects produced during their education. Our graduates can work in different professional areas as photographers, videographers and directors of photography, visual directors and visual artists.



Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Computer for Media Arts
  • Studio and Lighting 
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Concept Development and Visualization

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

All freshman applicants must follow the next steps to complete the application process:

  • Fill out the Online Application form
  • Submit copy of High school diploma and Transcript of records/ required scores (both in English or Turkish)
  • Submit Copy of Passport
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      7900 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Istanbul

    • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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