At the Department of Cinema and Television of İstanbul Şehir University, we offer an education that is in line with the dynamic and critical character of the media world and puts weight on the theoretical as well as the practical. The research areas of our academic staff reflect a curriculum variety without precedent in Turkey, including anthropology, new media, cultural studies, sociology of modernization, cinema history and aesthetics, television sociology.

During their studies at our department, students will gain experience at studios and workshops possessing the newest technologies of the media and communication worlds and have the opportunity to become closely familiar with the media sector while acquiring a critical approach.


Cinema and Television

Reflecting the nature of film and television as an academic, artistic and industrial field, cinema and television studies is a discipline that requires individuals who can discern local values while maintaining an international perspective, who can apply artistic practices such as self-expression, and who have also developed the habit of critical thinking.

The philosophy behind our leading İstanbul Şehir University Cinema and Television Department, which includes both theory and practice, thus emphasizes an informed way of seeing. In addition to a strong technological substructure, we follow both educational and technical novelties and continually refresh our vision by balancing the classic and the contemporary. Our educational philosophy is not satisfied by merely meeting the standards and teaching the curriculum to students, rather we aim to attend to the abilities and gifts of each student and have designed student projects and elective courses accordingly.

At ŞEHİR Cinema and Television Department, you will benefit from the research and experience of our academic staff in classes and workshops and have the chance to meet specialized industry professionals during discussions, panels, and conferences where students are encouraged not to be passive receivers, but to take active participatory roles. Thanks to the dynamic nature of our department, you will be introduced to the industry while you study and be able to establish connections early on. The film and television industry in Turkey offers a wide range of job opportunities. Our alumni have gone on to work in various fields such as scriptwriting, filmmaking, and production. Students who aim to deepen their interests in research have the option to continue their studies on our graduate program and may choose to pursue academic careers.

Prof. Nezih Erdoğan
Department Chair, Cinema, and Television

Entry Qualification

  • High school/secondary education (or higher)
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English/Turkish.
    Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
  • You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language Requirements


Proof of English Language Proficiency is not required for the application.

Minimum requirements to be exempted from English Preparatory Year:

  • TOEFL: iBT 79
  • PTE Academic: 55

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
4 years
6,000 USD
per year
Oct 15, 2020
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