Prof. Costas Mantzalos

Prof. Costas Mantzalos

Arts and Communication
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Professor Costas Mantzalos was trained as a visual artist and also specialized in information design in the UK. He then registered for a higher research degree and investigated the survey of postmodern graphic arts in Cyprus. His academic career started in 1989 at Frederick in Nicosia, Cyprus, where he still resides until present. Currently he is the Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Cultural Studies and he resides in the Department of Arts and Communication. He is an Erasmus Academic Minister, dealing with partner Universities in the UK, France, Germany, Finland, Holland, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Austria. Furthermore, he is involved in Quality Assurance exercises within the University as well as other international institutions. His teaching and research involvement revolves around the areas of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching and learning methodologies. Main teaching area is in Information Design and Research Methods for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.His teaching pattern has always been characterized by a variety of methods, which contributed to efficient and exciting teaching and learning as well as the promotion for visual intelligence, literacy and competence. He has been actively involved as a keynote speaker in various conferences in Cyprus and abroad. Parallel to his academic career, Costas Mantzalos is a design consultant for international organizations such as Hilton Hotels, Tetra Pak, Unicef , as well as the cofounder of the TWO|FOUR|TWO art group, a two-person group working as an entity. An arts collective with shows in Amsterdam, Athens, Dortmund, Erlangen, Melbourne and Nicosia, and participations in various art events and festivals in Athens, Berlin, Bucharest, Naples, New Delhi, Frankfurt, Paris and Thessaloniki.
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