Course Summary

1. YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

PHVD 101 Introduction to Photography and Video

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the attributions of photography and video as an art tolls and how to harness those specific mediums as an art language. For this purpose, the course explores the important landmarks and how they evolved within their own history.

PLAS 103 Basic Arts Education I

Basic art education aims to understand and experience plastic values on the basis of application. The curriculum, which includes theory and technical knowledge on color and material use, trains students in the field of experience before moving on to the stage of creative production. The student learns by applying all basic art concepts including color, form and composition.

ARTE 103 Research Methods in Art 

Students are trained in reading, carrying out research and writing in the field of art. It is aimed to reinforce the knowledge of basic theories by comparative reading and analysis, as well as making sense of literature through reaching synthesis.

PHVD 101 Basic Photography

The students will be familiarised with the technical possibilities of the camera and learn the techniques of photographing and correcting. The main objective is to introduce the relation between light and timing, depth and clarity, basic usage information such as lens selection, framing, and correct photography skills.

SOFL 101 Academic English I

 

1. YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

PHVD 102 Advanced Photography

Advanced Photography is a course intended to have more advanced technical skills after Basic Photography class. This course is based on the development of knowledge and skills in photography editing. Besides the settings such as colour, tone and contrast, filtering and effect techniques will also be taught. 

PLAS 104 Basic Arts Education II (pre-requisite PLAS 103)

Basic art education aims to understand and experience plastic values on the basis of application. The course, which includes theoretical and technical knowledge on the use of texture, size/volume and material, trains students on field experience before moving on to the stage of creative production. The students learn all the basic concepts of art while continuing their aesthetic search of textures, structures and masses. 

PHVD 104 Contemporary Photography of Art

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the technological changes in photography of art and tendencies in contemporary trends as well as comprehend ways of presenting them. In this manner, students will be able to recognise the different tendencies that they may be interested in, communicate with them, and thus position themselves within the contemporary art environment.

ARTE 101 History of Art I

The course aims to convey to students a general cultural knowledge that is related to the arts. Students are taught how the artistic production changes according to the cultural processes that represent civilizations through a survey of primitive periods until the era of the establishment of the civilizations to the middle ages. At the same time, the importance art historical knowledge in the field of art and design is emphasized.

SOFL 102 Academic English II (pre-requisite SOFL 101)

 

2. YEAR / THIRD SEMESTER

PHVD 201 Fictional Photography

This course is an introduction to pre-shooting editing and post-shooting collage techniques in terms of innovative photography. The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the basic concepts and techniques to be used in the fictional production.

PHVD 208 Video Editing Techniques

In this course, the relationship between editing and visual language will be examined. This course focuses on the development of spot-shaped moving images such as videoart, advertising film and social sensitivity film.

ARTE 203 History of Art II (pre-requisite ARTE 101)

The course aims to convey to students a general cultural knowledge that is related to the arts. Students are taught how the artistic production changes according to the cultural processes that represent civilizations through a survey of the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance and various moments and movements leading up to Modern Art. At the same time, the importance art historical knowledge in the field of art and design is emphasized. 

PHVD 207 Documentary Photography

 In Documentary Photography class is designed to reach research and documentation methods. In addition, the students will encounter with a wide range of process of how visual memory creation could be formed in social-cultural area.

AIIT 202 Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I

Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolution; telling students how to establish the circumstances under which the Republic of Turkey, Atatürk’s principles which form the basis state to adopt; Atatürk’s military personality is described as a great statesman, revolutionary personality and leadership, nationalism rejecting racism, and efforts to establish international peace. It is explained today by the case studies that the principles of his transfer to the field of application are not only the Turkish nation but the whole humanity more than ever.

 TUDI 202 Turkish I

To be able to comprehend properly the structure and functioning characteristics of each mother tongue who attends higher education. To gain the ability to use Turkic language correctly and beautifully as a means of writing and oral expression in terms of language-thinking connection. It is to train young people who have a mother tongue consciousness to make a unifying and integral language in teaching.

 

2. YEAR / FOURTH SEMESTER

PHVD 203 Macro Photography

Macro Photography class investigates close up objects and surfaces shooting. In addition, the course will allow the students to explore how to capture macro images by which the type of light and equipment. The issues such as organic or artificial tissues, small organic beings and abstract composition form the content of the course.

PLAS 206 Basic Concepts of Art

Basic art education aims to understand and experience plastic values on the basis of application. The course, which includes theoretical and technical knowledge on the use of texture, size/volume and material, trains students on field experience before moving on to the stage of creative production. The students learn all the basic concepts of art while continuing their aesthetic search of textures, structures and masses.

 ARTE 204 Aesthetics / Philosophy of Art

 Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art is an important subject that all training art students need to gain intellectual experience in. The aim of this course is to make students aware that it is impossible for the working artist to be deprived of philosophy, which will be demonstrated through looking at the philosophical journey of artistic thought starting from the Greek aesthetic to the present. The philosophy of art in relation to various thinkers from different periods will be examined in chronological order.

 PHVD 202 Studio Photography

This course includes a training for recognition and use of equipment about Studio shots. The student will gain technical knowledge of flash and projector usage, light measurement rules. This will provide the students the ability to take all kinds of photographs in the studio.

 AIIT 302 Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II (pre-requisite AIIT 202)

 Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolution; telling students how to establish the circumstances under which the Republic of Turkey, Atatürk’s principles which form the basis state to adopt; Atatürk’s military personality is described as a great statesman, revolutionary personality and leadership, nationalism rejecting racism, and efforts to establish international peace. It is explained today by the case studies that the principles of his transfer to the field of application are not only the Turkish nation but the whole humanity more than ever.

 TUDI 301 Turkish II (pre-requisite TUDI 202)

To be able to comprehend properly the structure and functioning characteristics of each mother tongue who attends higher education. To gain the ability to use Turkic language correctly and beautifully as a means of writing and oral expression in terms of language-thinking connection. It is to train young people who have a mother tongue consciousness to make a unifying and integral language in teaching.

3. YEAR / FIFTH SEMESTER

PHVD 301 Creative Photo Studio I

 The student is ready to produce in line with his/her own creative tendencies after having sufficient technical and aesthetic adequecy in the field of photography. In this course, the student lerans to determine their own line and develops their own skills.

PHVD 303 Video Art I

In the Video Art course, the student works on a concept and develop a project towards an artistic product. Students who learned how to use video as a medium in an artistic language develops their editing and representation skills here. In this course, the quest for creating an original visual language and technical skill are in the foreground.

PHVD 304 Presentation Techniques on Photography

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of visual language and the techniques of storytelling. This course requires the knowledge of video editing techniques. Thematic focus and photo emulation form are the axis of the course.

CINE 311 Cinematography

This course aims to make students use visual language materials and techniques to make production as cinematographers. Students are going to acquire technical and artistic knowledge, theory and practice and the necessary knowledge and equipment for cinematography.

Elective – Area Elective I

 

3. YEAR / SIXTH SEMESTER

 PHVD 302 Creative Photo Studio II (pre-requisite PHVD 301)

The student is ready to produce in line with his/her own creative tendencies after having sufficient technical and aesthetic adequecy in the field of photography. In this course, the student lerans to determine their own line and develops their own skills.

PHVD 306 Video Art II (pre-requisite PHVD 303)

In the Video Art course, the student works on a concept and develop a project towards an artistic product. Students who learned how to use video as a medium in an artistic language develops their editing and representation skills here. In this course, the quest for creating an original visual language and technical skill are in the foreground.

PHVD 308 Fashion Photography

This course will provide the information about photography techniques that will help the students to understand the specifics of a fashion shooting, covering in outdoor and indoor spaces. In this course, students will be able to experience variety of aspects in the fashion field.

PLAS 402 Production Analysis

In this course, students will be taught how a language of analysis and criticism created through art production. The relationship between art philosophy and expression trends will be examined while the art works are evaluated on the intellectual background of the artist and the historical values of the period. In this course, students will develop their art criticism skills.

Elective – Area Elective II

 

4. YEAR / SEVENTH SEMESTER

 PHVD 403 Internship

The internship is carried out in an institution where photo studies are conducted and experience is obtained in such a way as to contribute to the learning process. The aim is to reinforce and extend student’s education beyond the classroom and gain real-world experience that might lead to a career

PHVD 401 Product Photography

This course focuses on the technical and aesthetic aspects of product photography within the orientation of advertising. The issues introduced here will be taken into consideration where the photography will be used in an advertising. The aim of the course is to teach the students how to frame in terms typography and edit the composition according to it.

PLAS 403 Art Management and Curating

The module aims at giving an introduction of curatorial practices as well exposing various formal and conceptual issues within the field of contemporary curatorial issues. This covers the various working processes of curating and identifies curatorial experimentations in order to address an overview of the history of exhibitions as well as the on-going in contemporary curatorial practices.

Elective –  Area Elective III

Elective –  Faculty Elective I

Elective –  University Elective I

4. YEAR / EIGHT SEMESTER

 PHVD 404 Graduation Project (pre-requisite PHVD 403)

 The student continues his/her studies under the guidance of personal project advisors whom specialised within creative and practical areas of expertise in the topic he/she has chosen for the graduation project. At this stage, the student takes advantage of the physical facilities of the Department as required by the project and gets advice from the advisors. The evaluation will be through an oral defence in front of a jury by the end of the semester. The aim is to prepare the student for professional life.

VCDD 307 Visual Representation

The course aims to develop the analytical skills of the representation problem on the theoretical basis and provide students with the information to use in the production process. In addition to the philosophical criticisms of the differences among representation, there would be analysis regarding visual rhetoric and visual semiotics especially for poster designs.

Elective –  Area Elective IV

Elective –  Faculty Elective II

Elective –  University Elective II

 

Departmental Electives:

PHVD 457 Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography is thought to be more efficient in the application of the coastal city of Famagusta. In this course, the students will be able to learn about the nature of underwater photography and the concept of sunken photography, so the students will be able to open an additional door in their own profession. Artistic and documentary kind of skills will be taught.

PHVD 332 Analog Photography

Analog Photography is a course that reveals the character of people by doing portrait work with indoor and outdoor shots. The main objective of the course is to draw open portraits for a personality analysis by associating objects with clothes and space.

PHVD 347 Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography, which is one of the special areas, is performing in a way to convey the visual character and identity of spaces and buildings. In this course, students will learn how to use perspective and light in a balanced way by using definition and highlighting methods.

PHVD 327 Light and Colour in Photography

Light and Colour in Photography class will provide an understanding the colour of light and the characteristics of light as this is fundamental to the craft of photography.

One of the outcome of this course is to contribute to improve student’s technical skills.

PHVD 444 Video Installation

The Video Installation class will be conducted on the studies of multiple video presentations and space-related video placement. The studies will be carried out depending on a designated place based on a concept that will be taking into consideration within the relational aesthetic contextualisation.