The first of its kind in Cyprus, the Department of Arts and Communication boasts for over 1,000 graduates since 1986. Established and recognized as a leading force in the area of design, the Department systematically involves students in a variety of professional projects, events and research directly linked to the industry and the society. Recent and future collaborations of the Department involve professional bodies and agents -such as ministries, embassies, cultural centres, commercial businesses etc. Through these partnerships the Department has carried out numerous projects, exhibitions and events, and its students have achieved over 150 awards and distinctions in national and international competitions. Further, the Department’s faculty is comprised by active and distinguished academics baring international recognition with significant art and design practice and research, having participated in more than 80 individual and 520 group exhibitions and authored numerous publications and monographs.

The Department offers four undergraduate, two postgraduate and one PhD programs of study: BA Graphic Design & Advertising, BA Interior Design, BA Fashion Design and Image, BA Audio Visual Communication, MA Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices, MA Interdisciplinary Design, PhD in Applied Arts. The creative dialogue between the programs of study offered by the Department is highly encouraged, giving the students the opportunity to come in touch with various creative approaches and thus providing them with a wide range of specialized knowledge. Great importance and attention is also given to the production of a versatile and creative portfolio, suitable for professional employment immediately after graduation.

Since 1986 the Department has received many assessments from quality certification committees composed of internationally renowned experts who systematically highlight the excellence of the Department. All undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study are certified and recognized by the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU)