Comparative Analysis Of Master Of Industrial Design Education In Turkey

Onder Erkarslan
2010, Vol. 15, No. 3,

Abstract


This research focused on the masters degree programme
in industrial design (ID), which is research and practice
oriented in the light of current themes and design
principles. It argued that a masters degree in industrial design would help graduates specialise in the related field and improve their skills. Therefore, institutional and academic structures of the seven programmes offering masters degrees’ in ID in Turkey were analysed in this study. In addition to this, two survey studies were carried out among the teaching staff in order to find out the current status of the programmes in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. As a result of the field study, problems concerning the academic staff of masters
programmes came into prominence as the most important weaknesses despite positive progress witnessed in the increasing number of programmes. In addition, the required improvements of Higher Education Council criteria for the discipline were also found to be a critical situation for the future of programmes.

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