The history of art and design has made efforts to homogenize ethical (good), aesthetic (beautiful), logic (right) and pragmatic (useful) formative processes. In addition to the basic understanding of forcing the possibilities of art and determining its limits, the motivation to characterize the composition of science, art and philosophy according to time and space was also taken into consideration.21. At the beginning of the century, our country's view of art has been greatly altered by the transformation of space perception of designs, the new references to the concept of art work and identity of the criteria for space and time, paralleling the whole scope of visual culture.
The aim of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Ondokuz Mayıs University is to reveal the potentials that can contribute to cultural and artistic new content and orientations, provide direction and develop point of view.Furthermore, it will be possible to reflect the dynamics that will make these potentials sown in the performance ratio. It is aimed to combine the art and culture-oriented past of our country, our region and our city with future perspectives and to determine a brand new art-design policy and evaluate the options that are compatible with other local and global targets. One of the rare branches of art and design that can carry the earth with fire as one of the most meaningful inventions in history, ceramic and glass art, which has formed the basis of aesthetics, elegance and art of all periods, is also interesting in many parts of Anatolia with a sector identity spread throughout the general. Both materials are traditional, contemporary art and design as well as being the basic material of the phenomenon of identity and art and art education should be taken into consideration in the focus.
Ceramic; metal and metal alloys apart from all the inorganic compounds formed by shaping, cooking until durability is gaining science and technology. From the first ceramic production to the present day, the terminology of ceramics is spread over a wide area due to the variety of production purposes and production methods and is in the fields of crafts, arts, science and technology.The art of ceramic continues to exist with the development of production methods, production objectives and the cultural dimension of which they carry. During this process of development, universal and local characteristics have also been carried in its structure. Glass is a transparent, fragile, amorphous (semi-organized) high-tech product that dissolves the mixture of inorganic raw materials at high temperatures and is cooled at room temperature quickly by shaping it. Today, glass is produced using traditional hand-manufacturing methods (blowing method)that require skill as it was thousands of years ago. Glass production has developed in Istanbul, Denizli, Sinop, Kütahya, Izmir, Antalya, Eskisehir, Konya and needs to be interfaced in the developing glass sector. Ceramic and glass department has the opportunity to be processed with studio equipment close to each other. On the other hand, the methods of both traditional materials may differ in artistic form thanks to technologies that support new methods and practices. Therefore, two materials are evaluated separately and together. Based on the interest between traditionalist and future art and design processes, the aim of this course is to be able to question and question individuals with creative potentials, to be able to do research, to be able to solve and to be able to design and to be able to set up a ceramic – glass artist at the end of a training process that reveals their ability to be a ceramic-glass artist to create local and global artistic and cultural awareness. In addition to the original ceramic and glass artists, designers who have aesthetic and technical qualities in these branches are required for the industry. Education in ceramic-glass department has been prepared in eight (8) semesters. The first two semesters consist entirely of basic courses. From the third semester to the eighth semester, the related field atelier courses were put alongside the main atelier courses. During the art education process, especially gradual developmental (taxonomical) harmony was observed between the artistic and theoretical courses. The philosophical basis of technology, science and art is taken into account. Diversity and continuity among courses supports perspectives and methodologies in developing the capacity to reveal the potentials of the individual/student. It is aimed to standardize the artistic formation by providing the necessary physical environment and studio conditions in order to transform the artistic equipments into practical and thus experiences as a professional accessory. The content dynamics of the research processes in which alternative methods and experiences are encouraged are taken into consideration the diversity and variability of ceramic and glass workshop applications.
In the seventh and eighth semester, graduation project development and project realization studies aim to develop the individual/student's artistic understanding and style search and gain professional experience.
Apart from the courses in the Department, seminars and conferences work-shops besides the programs related to the Forum and exhibition activities, activities related to the sharing of professional experiences and works of experts and artists in the field are planned.