Eylem Yanardağoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Eylem Yanardağoğlu, Department Chair

Welcome to Kadir Has University, the department of New Media

We are training the new generation of communication specialists…

New media is described as the emerging and developing platforms (such as internet, mobile, network based websites, news websites, search engines, blogs, wikis, and social media) resulting from the convergence of information technologies, communication networks and the media sector.

Traditional media channels such as newspapers, radio and TV channels are also converging with new media. These rapid developments necessitate the learning of new specialized skills in the new media field.

As Kadir Has University Department of New Media, we raise “communication specialists” who have the various skills and qualifications required in an increasingly converging media environment. Our graduates can follow and are able to analyze new developments in the field, and hold specific skills in an area of expertise.

Why KHAS New Media?

Our department was founded in 2009 as the first of its kind in Turkey. In a fast evolving academic field, the curriculum of the program was updated recently because it was the right time to do so.

Starting from their 3rd year, our students are directed to special areas of expertise according to their tendencies and skills. They either choose Content Production/Management (Production) or Business as their area of expertise. Alternatively, they can finish a combined program by taking classes from a third pool of classes in new media.

In this way, they receive an interdisciplinary communication training and also specialize in at least one field thoroughly. In addition to their diploma, they are given a certificate of expertise when they graduate. Furthermore, they can complete double major and minor programs to develop their areas of expertise.

In sum, new communicators who can respond to the current needs of the communication field graduate from our department.

Relations with the Sector

In collaboration with important new media players such as Dağ Media and Publishers' Association, within the framework of our new program supported with part-time instructors from the sector, our students spend most of their time in practice studios starting from the second year.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Besides Erasmus agreements and student exchange programs, our program has a double-degree agreement with Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Accordingly, our students spend their final year in the related department in the UK, and earn a double certificate of graduation at the end of their education.

Career Opportunities

New Media graduates can work as communication specialists in all private or public sector organizations which increasingly need to use the internet and mobile networks more effectively. They can work as a:

• Reporter, editor or producer in newspapers, radio or TV channels which have started to operate online and on mobile platforms,
• Communication manager who provides effective communication between public or private agents and organizations, and their target audience in social media,
• Internet and mobile business managers or entrepreneurs, who move individuals' or organizations' business processes to the internet and mobile environments
• As researchers who focus on the individual, social, economic, cultural, political, legal and ethical effects of New Media in academy or industrial organizations.

Furthermore, all of our graduates can earn a Master's degree in various departments besides New Media.