Top 5 Performing Arts Schools in Turkey

Top 5 Performing Arts Schools in Turkey
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1. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Theatre Department, which was founded in 2006, is the youngest department of Faculty of Fine Arts in Kadir Has University.The department offers a four year undergraduate program, which leads the graduates to Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Theatre program aims to help student to develop their knowledge and creativity, as well as their skills, that they need in their future profession as theatre artists. The curriculum offered by the Kadir Has University is designed to provide our students wide range of possibilities to specialization for the professional life. Students begin their education by training the fundamental elements of theatre and get then focusing attention on a particular area of interest, such as acting, dramatic writing, directing, theatre management, etc.

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The academic staff of the department consists of prominent actors, directors and theatre managers of well known theatre companies and academicians. Our lecturers have international experience and they have great theoretical and practical knowledge of theatre. Besides their career as artists, they have also long years of experience as lecturer.

In order to give a contemporanious education, the department gives a special importance to the internationality and enable its students to have international experiences through Erasmus and other exchange programms, as well as international academic events and workshops.

According to their interests and talent, our graduates can work as actor/actress, director, playwright, theatre manager, theatre instructor and they can work in many other theatre related proffessions.

2. Bilkent University.

Bilkent University is recognized and ranked internationally as the premier institution of higher education in Turkey. Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million, Bilkent is a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity. With world-renowned scholars among its faculty and top-notch facilities throughout its campus, Bilkent attracts the brightest students. The University hosts 13,000 students seeking degrees in 32 undergraduate and 47 graduate programs. Over 40% of Bilkent University's student body benefits from a variety of generous scholarships. International faculty members make up more than a quarter of all academic staff and represent 40 different countries. There is also a growing body of full-time international students, as well as exchange students visiting from more than 200 partner institutions worldwide. Bilkent University is proud to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology and humanities, and will surely continue to rank amongst the finest universities in the world.

Bilkent University Department of Theatre creator, performer and educator to train the players that make a difference with their identity. This section gives a modern aspect to the artistic life of our country, State Artist Cüneyt Gökçen (1920 - 2009) was founded in leadership. Theatre Department, students take the exam for the acting talent of art every year in August. Part of the theory and practice of program content, is carried out by a faculty of renowned artist and instructor kadrosun.

Students from the first grade voice and speech, as well as audio and bodies acting training to better use, dance, movement, singing and solfege lessons they see. Theater history, stage, lighting and costume design, looks at a broader perspective on the scene with text interpretation and analysis courses; visual perception, aesthetics, art history, philosophy, promote the accumulation of courses related to drama and film theory. In theater artists from abroad and different acting techniques workshop from Turkey and the thrill of my artist ya?arlar.bölü candidates to learn about the culture, instructors are art lovers throughout the year with the game under the guidance of their scenes. Students of this nature, as well as the Bilkent Theater Hall exhibits a variety of local and international festivals. stage experience they gained is the ability to move forward. Arthur Miller, August Strindberg, Aziz Nesin, Civan Canova, Bertolt Brecht, Carlo Goldoni, Carlo Gozzi, Eugene Ionesco, Federico García Lorca, Max Frisch, Molière, Nazim Hikmet, Samuel Beckett, Sam Bobrick, Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare, works to Bilkentl the one of the famous writer gave life of the young players. Graduates of the art infrastructure and the State Theater stage, the State Opera and Ballet, the film and television organizations, cities and municipalities theaters, evaluate the graduate program of the private theaters and universities.

"Bilkent University Department of Theatre, award-winning and internationally with our teaching staff consist of artists, you universal art Turkey as the next generation of theater branch, and we are preparing the world stage. Contemporary and we train students of classical acting techniques, from classical to contemporary currents acting game, competent in many areas ranging from the number of film acting, is graduating as a versatile artist." - Theatre." - Department Head Asst. Assoc. Jason Hale

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3. Sabanc? University Performing Arts Center (SGM).

The inauguration of the Sabanc? University Performing Arts Center (SGM) was announced in June 2004 with a letter personally signed by Sak?p Sabanc? three days before he passed away. SGM is now the largest conference and art center in the Anatolian side of Istanbul, and hosts the performances of a large number of prominent artists and ensembles throughout the year.

SGM has a capacity of 912 and serves not just Sabanc? University faculty and students, but the wider community surrounding the campus. By inviting internationally-renowned performers and ensembles, SGM ensures that audiences of all ages and walks of life make time for artistic events that they will appreciate, helping to keep the artistic bar high.

Under the guidance of Yekta Kara, former solo performer, chief dramaturge and director in the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, SGM has featured globally popular performances and concerts by the leading performers of Turkey and the world since its inauguration.

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4. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

The institution was founded on January 1, 1882 as the "School of Fine Arts" ("Sanayi-i Nefise Mekteb-i Âlisi, formally Mekteb-i Sanayi-i Nefise-i ?âhâne or simply "Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi") by the renowned Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey, who was also an art historian, archeologist and museum curator. Being the first of its kind in Turkey, education in fine arts and architecture began on March 2, 1883 with 8 instructors and 20 students.

In 1914, the school became co-educational. The school was converted in 1928 to an academy, the first academy in Turkey, and its name was changed to "State Academy of Fine Arts" (Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi). In 1969, this was renamed to "Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts" (?stanbul Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi). On July 20, 1982, its status was changed, and the academy became "Mimar Sinan University" (Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi) after the great Ottoman-Armenian architect Mimar Sinan. Finally, in December 2003, the administration of the university changed its name to "Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University".

Since 1982 the institution has been providing 4-year educational programs.

Stage and Costume Department, capable of responding to current conditions theater, opera-ballet, cinema, television, advertising, demonstration, parade, carnival, festival and so on. to work in the field of stage decorator, costume, moving dimensional form designer and aims to educate art directors.

Stage Art Department, Stage Costume Art Department, Puppet and Shadow Play of students who graduate in the results of the Art Department of the joint four-year training program capable of responding to current conditions, state Theatre, state Opera and Ballet, the City theater subsidy attached to the Municipal Stage and as they served as costume designer still in private and state theater, film and advertising industry showcase and exhibition decor, festive, ceremony, decor, national holidays and the opening in landscaping and they do serve as costume designer and art director.
Part 3 consists of various art disciplines.

Stage Art Department

It starts in the second year of the arts education that allows students to specialize in all branches of the scenery.

Stage Costume Art Department

This art form is intended to specialize in every aspect of the student's stage costumes began in the second year.

Puppet and Shadow Play Art Department

This art form, be able to develop any kind of dimensional form of the students, starting from classic and contemporary puppet administration to respond to today's needs, it provides specialization in rich puppets.

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5. Ankara University.

Ankara University is a public university in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It was the first higher education institution founded in the Turkish Republic.

The university has 40 vocational programs, 120 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate programs.

The theatre department provides training under three programmes:
1. Theories of Theatre, Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy,
2. Directing
3. Children's Theatre and Play-Theatre-Drama

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