Mimar Sinan University was the first of its kind in Turkey. It is a state university and located in Findikli neighborhood on the Bosphorus shore. The school became co-educational in 1914, then in 1928 it was converted to fine art academy. It became the first academy in Turkey. In 1948 it was fired and after restoration in 1953, reopened. According to the law accepted in 1961 it was called : “Istanbul Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Akademisi” “Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts” and won its scientific independence. On July 1982 converted to university and named after XVI century famous architect Sinan, “Mimar Sinan University”. Finally, in December 2003, the administration of the university changed its name to “Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts”. Education term in university is 5 years.
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