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Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)

Founded in North Cyprus in 2017, Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) is a thematic art university that is wholly dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication.

ARUCAD’s goal is to become one of the most reputable universities in art education, whereby its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programs based on traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice.

ARUCAD Management
Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design

Undergraduate Programs

  • Plastic art
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Film Design and directing
  • Archeology and History Art
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture and environmental design
  • Industrial Design
  • New Media and Communication
  • Digital Game Design
  • Communication Design and Management
  • Advertising Design and Management
  • Visual Communication Design
Music and performing arts
  • Modern Dance
  • Sound Art and Design

Master Programs

  • Communication
  • Architectural Design


  • Art and Culture Management
  • Architectural Design
  1. High School Diploma + Transcript (translated to English and notarized)
  2. Portfolio (scan copies of your works related to a program you are applying for)
  3. Scanned copy of your Passport (photo page)
  4. Minimum IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 60. (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival. Please note that all programs at the Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design are taught in English).

Admission requirements for universities in North Cyprus – Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design included is not complicated.

Please refer to our post on general admission requirements for North Cyprus universities.

To learn more on North Cyprus, visit this post about North Cyprus. Also, find out why many international students choose North Cyprus.

Did you also know North Cyprus is Visa free for the majority of African countries?

Generally, all international students are awarded 50% tuition fee waiver scholarship on admission.

Also, based on the assessment of your interview and portfolio, you have the opportunity to receive additional scholarship on tuition fee (75%, 90% and 100%)

Blue Ocean will help you in the preparation of all documents for admission in accordance with the requirements of Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design or any other university and will assist in obtaining a scholarship for tuition where applicable.

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