BİLGİ students enjoy an applied learning experience thanks to the university's open workshops, labs, studios, libraries and technological infrastructure.
The architecture unit at santralistanbul campus has been home to architecture studies since the academic year 2007-2008. These studies focus on workshop and design education. BİLGİ Faculty of Architecture is one of the few schools of architecture that provide every student with an individual desk and workshop space.
The workshop has been designed to allow students to create customized spaces for individuals or groups. In these spaces, students create environments where they can spend their time on campus, and work on projects and prepare for courses and seminars. At the graduate workshop, students have dedicated personal computers which they can use throughout their studies.
Modelling and Printing Workshop
The Architecture Workshop features a model and printing workshop that provides 3D modelling and digital copying possibilities. Students are expected to use these modern modelling facilities intensively, making it an inseparable part of their workshop and design studies. A computer-aided production lab is available for this purpose. In addition to various hand-tools and machinery, the lab offers laser cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers and a vacuum shaping machine, and is actively used by all students.
In addition to workshops, the faculty also offers a lab exclusively designed for students of the architecture programs. This lab is connected to the printing and modelling workshop, and offers 40 computers equipped with the latest software and hardware.
The faculty has three wet labs built to serve educational needs in basic sciences and bioengineering. These are used for the undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. These newly-established chemistry, microbiology and biology labs have been designed using state-of-the-art technology. The labs are designed for general chemistry, general biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics lectures, and also serve research purposes. These high-safety wet labs are equipped with computers, projectors and sound system equipment necessary for lectures.
Students actively use the Computer Lab, the Physics Lab and the Electrics-Electronics Lab of the faculty, and also the Biology, Microbiology and Chemistry, Basic Computer Training, Operating Systems, Cloud Systems, Biology and Genetics, Communications / Telecommunications and Wind and Solar Energy labs, which have been designed to serve basic engineering needs.
All members of BİLGİ Music may use these specially designed studios.
Studio A and Mixing Studio
The main recording studio (Studio A), designed at world standards with an SSL Aws 900+ console and a 5.1 surround audio system, and the mixing studio, which was built as a MIDI/Sound Station, are used for performances of projects developed at the university, and also for lectures and student projects.
The rehearsal studio was designed for workshops and concerts, and is equipped with a four-channel audio system. Students also use this studio for activities other than lectures and events.
Students can use the latest music software at the MIDI Lab, which is equipped with a 32-channel digital mixer, 21 iMacs, M-Box and MIDI interfaces, and a four-channel audio system.
The Red Studio is the newest one of the Faculty of Communication’s video production center, RGB, which is IP based and designed for news and TV production, including four cameras and stage direction.
Red Studio comprise of a main and a mezzanine floor. In main floor, watching and meeting rooms, editing units and filming platform are located. A broadcast ready jib camera crane, one camera dolly, five prompter featured Panasonic cameras including a robotic one and four led panels as decoration/video wall are available for shootings in the platform.
The center of the editing units, as an extension of the shooting platform, is made up of six iMac computers that are used in the post stages of all these productions. Red Studio can also work as a design unit with this equipment.
Red Direction Room located in mezzanine floor and is functionally integrated with the whole system, thus specifies as the hearth of the studio. All processes among light, sound, picture selecting, prompter, character generator and production-management are controlled by this room. Through next generation infrastructure, external connections can be increased on demand. The broadcast can be transferred to/from external sources like Skype, Youtube etc. via 3G based live broadcasting vehicle of the Faculty.
System connected main control room can transfer the incoming broadcast to any internet platform. Main Control provides broadcast transition between Green and Red Studios and enables the productions requiring double studios and simultaneous live broadcasting.
The head of the production studios of Faculty of Communication, the Green Studio has acoustic isolation and professional broadcasting standards within 200 square meters. Supported by HD direction, light and control room, the Green Studio additionally has a backstage and a makeup room. The studio has a door large enough for vehicles to enter. It is accessible to students’ diverse needs, from television program formats to short films, performing arts to recording of live concerts…
The last division of RGB Studios is the BLUE Studio of Communications Faculty, which is a game development laboratory. In order to support all phases of game development work for different platforms such as PC, mobile and virtual reality, BLUE Studio offers industry-standard software such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Cryengine, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoDesk Design Suite and Blender. The Blue Studio also offers 22 computers with up-to-date hardware. BLUE Studio is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located at santralistanbul campus.
Playroom prototyping laboratory at the Faculty of Communications offers a free workspace where students can perform design, development and test applications in a wide variety of environments. In addition to game consoles such as Play Station 4 Pro, Play Station 3, Play Station Portable, and Xbox One, the lab also has a digital and analog game library where students can experience different types of games. Play Space also has the necessary hardware and basic motion capture hardware for game testing and development for different virtual reality platforms. As part of the game prototyping process, students can also use game design sets and 3D printing systems in Play Space. Play Space is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located at santralistanbul campus.
Live Broadcast Vehicle
Students are able to broadcast live via Internet from any location they desire by using the live broadcast vehicle of the Faculty of Communication. The vehicle supports up to 4 Betacam SP cameras and 2 VTRs, and if required, shooting quality can be enhanced with the use of jib. Students can broadcast live or recorded news from any location inside or outside of santral istanbul Campus via the live broadcast vehicle.
For the needs of the Faculty of Communication students, video and audio editing, motion graphics applications and post-production operations are carried out at Mac Lab with 30 iMac computers.
RadyoVesaire broadcasts over the Internet via RCS. In the radio studio, which consists of an office and an archive room, students produce strategies of broadcast and create different types of live programs. Music to sports, game culture to literature, many programs are broadcasted in different languages.
while publishing their news online through the website of HaberVesaire. HaberVesaire internet newspaper operates in the Newsroom at santral istanbul campus with 2 iMacs, 1 professional color printer, sound recorders and camera sets.
Black and White Studios
The Black and White Studios, Management of Performing Arts Degree Program offers a special workshop and workshop area for students who specialize in Performing Arts. In both dance studios, performances can be prepared, recorded and presented live to the audience. Dance Studios have dressing rooms and showers.
Insight Lab for Qualitative Research
Interdisciplinary research laboratory was established to promote qualitative research in both the academic and private sector. Insight Lab has the appropriate technological equipment (one-way mirrored studio, professional / wireless listening system, audio and video recording) to make the in-depth interviews with 4-8 number of participants and focus group discussions. In addition, the lab offers undergraduate and graduate – doctoral students the opportunity to practice qualitative methods in research methodology courses. Insight Lab's interdisciplinary nature, under the coordination of the Faculty of Communication, provides cooperation with all faculties and departments.
Dubbing and audio editing studio
In the acoustic studio, equipped with the Pro Tools Audio Recording, Editing and Production System, students can perform dubbing and sound mixing.
This room hosts 25 Full HD video cameras, 30 still cameras (4 Canon Mark IV, 3 Canon Mark III, 12 Canon 700D, 5 Canon 600D and others), 2 drones and 7 GoPro for use in the hands-on course projects of the students of the Faculty of Communication. Additionally, it hosts in-studio and outside ARRI lights, light accessories, microphones, sound recorders. At the same time the unit where the maintenance and repair of the equipment is made has the capacity to meet all the technical needs of the students of the Faculty of Communication.
Cinegy’s archive storage & retrieval tool and computer based broadcast system is hosting BBC Turkish Service’s and Istanbul Bilgi University’s audiovisual archive. Faculty of Communication students are invited to make use of this huge archive.
TV Production Unit
TV Production Unit is responsible of keeping all the studios of the faculty up to date, management of equipment room, providing support to students on their production and post-production needs. The unit is also managing online reservation system for the technical equipment lending ( https://booking.bilgi.edu.tr ). The TV Production Unit also provides content and technical support for the junior student screen tvsantral set up by the students of the Communication Faculty.
The Vocational School of Health Services gives students the opportunity to supplement their vocational education with practical experience at its healthcare labs, which have been recently renovated using state-of-the-art technology.
- Anesthesia and Operating Room Services Lab
- Pathology and Medical Laboratory Techniques Lab
- Dental Prosthesis Technologies Lab
- Opticianry Lab
- Emergency and First-Aid Lab
- Orthodontics Lab
- Audiometry Lab
- Lab for Dialysis and Basic Health Practices Lectures
- Physiotherapy and Electroneurophysiology Lab