Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication  |  ΙSTVC

The Institute for the Study of Typography and Visual Communication (ISTVC/IMETYPOE) is an independent nonprofit research body, specialising in scientific research, study and documentation of the historical, theoretical and practical issues related to typography and visual communication, and of matters that concern the originators of intangible processes and the production of conventional and electronic documents in Cyprus and abroad.

ISTVC aims to promote the importance of such documents as cultural commodities; to publish journals, books and electronic documents as well as to establish a library-archive of conventional and electronic artefacts related to typography and visual communication; to develop and participate in research programmes in the fields of theory, history and practice of typography and visual communication education in collaboration with Cypriot and foreign scientists as well as to build long term and meaningful relationships among similar research bodies based in Cyprus and abroad; to provide high quality services to all interested parties at national and international levels. These may include courses, seminars, workshops and field trips directed to educators and professionals as well as specialised professional training and educational validation in the fields of typography and visual communication; to organise and promote scientific and cultural events, lectures, national and international conferences and exhibitions, and to establish awards and scholarships.

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

The State Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1997 and has been steadily and dynamically developing, since then. Today, it is one of the most prominent foundations that hosts and projects works of modern and contemporary art, using planning tactics implemented in six basic thematic actions: 1) The administration of the most significant Russian Avant-Garde Collection outside Russia, the Costakis Collection, by organizing original productions, co-productions and scientific research programmes in Greece and abroad. 2) The record and promotion of the contemporary Greek art as well as the creation and support of common grounds for effective dialogue between Greek artists and artists from Europe and all over the world. 3) The support of the synthesis of arts as well as the reinforcement of innovative and alternative artistic suggestions. 4) The substantial cooperation and netting with cultural institutions in Greece, Europe and abroad. 5) The usage of the most modern digital technologies in all its communication fields, the development of web applications as well as the creation of a web portal. 6) The implementation of innovative educational programmes as well as access programmes for all social groups.

University of Nicosia  |  Department of Design & Multimedia

Graphic Communication programme

The University of Nicosia is the largest independent institution of higher education in Cyprus, combining the best elements of Western education, quality standards and an international philosophy. Located in the nation’s capital, the University of Nicosia is a global educational centre with 20% of its 5,000 students coming from abroad, representing over 60 different countries in a multicultural learning environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding. With instruction in English and an emphasis on critical thinking and lifelong learning skills, the University of Nicosia’s diverse range of academic programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level prepare students for leadership roles in the private and public sectors.

The Department of Design and Multimedia of the University of Nicosia runs high quality BA degree courses in "Graphic Communication", "Applied Multimedia", and "Fine Art" offering also a master's degree programme in "Digital Art & Design". It is a dynamic and forward thinking department committed to the education of thoughtful and responsible designers for the new era. The programmes of the Department give students the analytical, creative and technical skills necessary to respond to challenges of the modern world.
As the industry changes, the programmes are adapted to keep pace with current developments, introducing new technologies and media disciplines and re-evaluating more traditional forms. The department produces graduates of consistently high calibre, many of whom have become leaders in the creative industries in Cyprus and abroad.

For further information on the ICTVC conferences, please contact:

Klimis Mastoridis

ICTVC General Secretary

University of Nicosia, Cyprus


Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

University of Reading, UK


Karel van der Waarde

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

Graphic Design – Research; Basle School of Design






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