Current positions of fine arts faculties of the state universities in Turkey

Cihaner Keser S.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.1071-1079 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.290
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1071-1079
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This study focuses on the institutionalisation, functions, and current positions of Fine Arts Faculties of the state universities in Turkey. The basis of the study consists of historical bakground in terms of examination of the case. The main concepts of the study, namely "art", "art education", institutionalisation of art education", and "art education from the 1980s" have been explained under the light of the periodical process of becoming a separate faculty. A case analysis has been aimed by linking institutionalisation of education and Foundation of Higher Education, which is the reflection of the military interference of September, 12th, which dominated Turkey's social, political and cultural life. In addition, as an extension of this process, the rapid multiplication of fine arts faculties together with the emergence of qualitative problems almost simultaneously has also been discussed. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan