The Department of New Media is a program that gives a theoretical and practical education in field of digital media with a multidisciplinary and critical approach. With the development of computer, internet and telecommunication technologies, information has become available to all everywhere at all times. This has changed the relationship between the information systems and creative arts and science. This change has led to economic, cultural, social, political and legal consequences. In this context, evolution of traditional media into digital media today has changed the job facilities of the media professionals, who are today expected to be competent not only in traditional media, but also in content production and management in such digital media environments as online publishing, interactive advertisement and digital visual design.
The purpose of the Department of New Media is to train new media professionals who have information and ideas about the cultural, sociologic and artistic changes caused by the new media environments and about the new media policies and legal regulations for the new media environments, who can produce and manage contents in such fields as online public relations and advertising, internet journalism and digital art, and who are creative and with a mastery of technical and aesthetic language in digital media environments.