Eastern Mediterranean University Department of Fine Arts Education, which only has the Music Teacher Education Program, was established in 2006 and saw its first graduates in 2010. The courses that the undergraduate students take during their 4-year education period can be categorised into three different areas: field knowledge, professional knowledge and general culture. Every student is obliged to learn to play an instrument suitable to their physical characteristics and skills for four years. Moreover, our students have piano and voice training, and get choir training for four years. During their graduation year, our students are sent to schools for internship for one year.
Our main goal is to equip our graduates with the necessary skills that will create value from the first day, and raise them with the knowledge and experience that can be effective in the education systems of both Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Our graduates can become teachers in public and private schools within the body of the Ministry of National Education, as well as in private courses, classrooms and institutions where music education is given, and they can work in the culture and arts units of municipalities, other public institutions and private institutions and in as universities as academic staff by continuing their postgraduate education.
The prerequisite for taking the special talent exam for canditades from the Republic of Turkey is to obtain either the minimum passing score or above from one of the Transition to Higher Education Examination (YGS) score types specified by the Student Selection and Placement System (ÖSYM). Thereby, students gain the right to enter the special talent examination held by Music Teacher Education Program. Candidates with TRNC citizenship must fulfill the criteria of being successful in the Music Teacher Education special talent exam and also in the EMU entrance exam. Music Teacher Education special talent exam and EMU entrance exam are in the combined scoring system. Conditions for students coming from outside Turkey and the TRNC are available at the following link: https://www.emu.edu.tr/en/prospectivestudents/undergraduate/undergraduateadmission/1292. A very good command of Turkish is a prerequisite for students coming from outside Turkey and the TRNC.
Department Facilities In our department, classrooms are equipped with video and DVD players, air-conditioning, projectors, study rooms with piano and mirrors, full and half grand pianos, digital pianos for computer-aided music education, and guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, block flute, organ, accordion, mandolin, orff instruments, percussion instruments, drum and cymbal sets, band cymbals and baglamas are all available for the use of the students.
2021-2022 Academic Year Quotas
Turkish Citizens: 9 quotas with 100% scholarship
7 quotas without scholarship (75% discount is applied for the 1st choices)
Third Country Nationals: 10 quotas with 50% scholarship