The Department of Design and Multimedia of the University of Nicosia runs high quality BA degree courses in the fields of Graphic and Multimedia Design and is heavily involved in the development of the newly established Fine Art degree.
It is a dynamic and forward thinking department committed to the education of thoughtful and responsible designers for the new era.
The programmes of our Department will give students the analytical, creative and technical skills necessary to respond to challenges of the modern world.
As the industry changes, we adapt our programmes to keep pace with current developments, introducing new technologies and media disciplines and re-evaluating more traditional forms.
We produce graduates of consistently high calibre, many of whom have become leaders in the creative industries in Cyprus and abroad.
The Mass Media & Communication Institute (IMME) was established in October 1999. It is a non-profit, scientific, research and academic organization based in Nicosia, Cyprus in Europe.
IMME is governed by a Board (Council), which consists of seven counselors. The Board is assisted in its work by an Honorary Council, which comprises people from the fields of education, arts and communication. It is affiliated to the University of Nicosia (http://www.unic.ac.cy) and Intercollege (http://www.intercollege.ac.cy). The two institutions provide IMME with space and part of its equipment but in essence, it is substantially autonomous, since most of its funds come from private and official sponsors. IMME has also very close relations with the Cyprus Association for the Arts and Communication (KYSYTE) (http://www.kysyte.org).
The objectives of IMME, according to its constitution, are the following:
1. The setting up of archives and the writing up of books on the History of the Cypriot Press/Journalism.
2. The development of research programs in the field of communication and the production/collection of opticoacoustic material on the Cypriot mass media and journalists.
3. The publication of various books and other printed material, relevant to its objectives.
4. The introduction of Cypriot journalism awards.
5. The organization of courses or seminars addressed to Cypriot journalists or other people working in the media.
6. The organization of special events to honor Cypriot journalists.
7. The promotion of cooperation among Cypriot mass media and the people working in them and especially among the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot journalists.
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.