The objective of this study is to determine the views of prospective teachers, attending at the Department of Painting-Crafts Teacher Education in Dokuz Eylül University Buca Faculty of Education, regarding communication skills. The sample of this study is constituted by students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades who have been studying in the Department of Painting-Crafts Teacher Education in Dokuz Eylül University Buca Faculty of Education within the school year of 2015-2016. The data had been evaluated by “Communication Skills Inventory” developed by Ersanlı and Balcı (1998). The following were used in data analysis: distributions of frequency (f), percentage (%) along with t-test and one-way ANOVA (one-way variance analysis) for independent groups. Ratio of significance was set at p<0.05 for statistical analyses. The study was concluded with results that signify high communicative skills for sampled prospective painting-crafts teachers.
Keywords: Art, Prospective teachers, faculty of education, communication, communication skills.