Arkin University of
Creative Arts and Design
The Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design, ARUCAD, situated in North Cyprus, is a non-profit foundation university, and is essentially a philanthropic venture, with a stated aim of providing world-class arts and design education in the Eastern Mediterranean.
ARUCAD was founded in 2017 by Erbil Arkın, and is a thematic art university that is wholly dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication. ARUCAD’s goal is to become one of the most reputable universities the arts field.
Under the guidance of its founder, ARUCAD is dedicated to implementing traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice. ARUCAD applies ‘learning whilst producing, producing whilst learning’ as an education model that aims to connect experience, critical thinking and practice in order to generate greater- thinking artists and designers.