The Department of Music, which opened in 1997 to provide jazz education, was a place where talented young people of Turkey met the masters of jazz. Many masters of today’s music scene were educated in this school. Following a series of changes from 2005 onwards, a more inclusive curriculum was created, embracing all genres and areas. In its new form, the department became a place where the disciplines of composition and sound technologies merged, and where musicians who could approach music with this perspective without distinguishing genres were trained. Continuing to change by keeping up with what time brings, the department has the distinction of being a place where students and teachers who understand work discipline and the importance of free thought in the artistic creation process, and who share learning activities as multifaceted and multi-layered experiences, meet.