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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2023-2024


Kağan Korad, D.M.A., Dean
Onur Türkmen, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean
Tahsin Tolga Yayalar, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean

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The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts comprises two academic departments:

  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts was founded in 1986 as one of the first three faculties of the University. With the exception of the state conservatories, it is the first faculty in Turkey offering higher education in the fields of music and performing arts.

The Music Department of the Faculty offers training in most artistic fields, including composition, piano, string and wind instruments. The Theater department offers programs in acting.

The Faculty aims to train artists who are creators, interpreters, educators and researchers in their respective fields, to take part in and contribute to international events and to provide an environment for creativity, interpretational excellence and research.

A pioneer in its work methods in Turkey, the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts is fast becoming an "International Art Center" with its programs ranging from preschool to proficiency in art (Doctor of Musical Arts) and its professional ensembles and artistic organizations. Among some activities of the Faculty are the Early Music Training Program, Music Preparatory Primary and High Schools, and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.

The public and universal identity of art necessitates the early and dynamic integration of art education with the society and the international art world. Aiding the appreciation of music in Turkey and actively participating and contributing to the artistic world nationally and internationally, are among the primary objectives of the Faculty.

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