Degree Requirements

Since graduates from the differing fields of design, engineering and social sciences will be accepted into the program, students are required to take the foundation courses listed below in order to prepare themselves for the interdisciplinary graduate program. Students who have taken these or equivalent courses at the undergraduate level or have obtained the program director’s consent will be exempt from taking these courses and can immediately start the MDes program. The courses listed below are available at Koç University for students who did not take them during their undergraduate education:

  • MAVA 205 Creative Thinking in Design
  • MAVA 337 Introduction to Programming for Design
  • MATH 202 Statistics for Social Sciences
  • SOCI 201 Scientific Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences / MAVA 307 Media Research Methods

The non-thesis MDes Program, with a graduation project, consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits.

The length of the MDes program is one year.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • DTES 501 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Elective 2 (3 credits)
  • Elective 3 (3 credits)
  • Elective 4 (3 Credits)
  • DTES 590 Seminar (0 credits)

Total: 15 cedits

Semester 2

  • DTES 544 Media and Visual Arts Project (3 credits)
  • Elective 5 (3 credits)
  • Elective 6 (3 credits)
  • Elective 7 (3 credits)
  • Elective 8 (3 credits
  • DTES 500 Diploma Project (0 credits)

Total: 15 credits

General Total: 30 credits