Course Summary

Plastic Arts Department Course Descriptions

 

YEAR 1.1

PLAS101 Introduction to Plastic Arts (3/5)

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concepts and theories, tools and materials related to their chosen field, as well as to inform them about various production methods. The course seeks to help students grasp art’s cultural and anthropological aspects and understand the ontological relation of mankind with art.

PLAS103 Basic Art Education 1 (6/8)

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.

PLAS105 Life Drawing Techniques 1 (3/5)
It is inevitable that all artists and designers develop their thinking skills through drawing. To be able to perceive and represent shape through the right proportions, there is a need for an improved drawing technique. Lessons that take place within Life Drawing Techniques I consist of exercises based on basic and organic forms. The aim of the course is to improve the ability to deliver the representation and presentation of design by means of an advanced drawing technique.

ARTE103 Research Methods in Art (3/4)

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.

SOFL101 Academic English 1 3 / 4

 

YEAR 1.2

PLAS104 Basic Art Education 2 (6/8)

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.

PLAS108 Modelling (3/5)

In the Modeling course, student’s ability to touch and shape forms through clay is developed. Modeling, which helps reinforce the notion of three-dimensional perception in the direction of object and figure studies, is a necessary experience especially for those who practice sculpture, ceramics and clay in stop motion animation.

PLAS106 Life Drawing Techniques 2 (3/5)

It is inevitable that all artists and designers develop their thinking skills through drawing. To be able to perceive and represent shape through the right proportions, there is a need for an improved drawing technique. Lessons that take place within Life Drawing Techniques I consist of exercises on creative and thematic compositions. The aim of the course is to improve the ability to deliver the representation and presentation of design by means of an advanced drawing technique.

ARTE102 History of Art 1 (3/5)
The course aims to convey to students a general cultural knowledge that is related to the arts. Students are taught the how 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.

SOFL102 Academic English 2

 

YEAR 2.1

PLAS201 Painting 1 (6/12)

Building on their experience and knowledge gained from Basic Art Education, students begin their training in painting with the ability to use all kinds of painting materials. This course, which is the first of the series of painting courses, begins primarily with using with pencil paint, pastel and watercolor. Experimental and thematic works are done on abstract or figurative basis. The aim of the course is to reinforce the unity of original expression and technical skills.

ARTE203 History of Art 2 (3/5)

The course aims to convey to students a general cultural knowledge that is related to the arts. Students are taught the how 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.

 PLAS205 Print Making 1 (3/5)

In Print Making 1, students learn traditional printing techniques. This course is primarily aimed at teaching engraving techniques. The students learn the printing techniques made by digging on zinc, copper, wood and linoleum. They attain a good level of production in the field of printing making by improving their experience in using materials and production in a workshop environment.

ARTE201 Anthropology of Art (3/4)
This course seeks to identify the anthropological values people have produced through art throughout history, and is also interested in art’s ritual and belief aspects. This lesson is to try to understand what kind of sources art, and especially modern art, feeds off to get the dynamism of creativity. It explains how concepts such as ritual objects, clothes, charms and magic contribute to the level of imagination and form in art.
PLAS207 Ceramic Workshop (6/5)

The aim of this course is to educate the student first of all to take the first steps in the field of ceramics, to learn the production environment, material, tools and equipment. First of all, you are familiar with the traditional structure of ceramics in the form of pots pitchers and urns. In the second half of the course, students will enter an aesthetic quest the search for original forms, textures, whilst learning painting and glazing techniques. The aim of this course is to introduce the intuition of ceramic art and to use it to create their own unique language.

 

YEAR 2.2

PLAS202 Painting 2 (6/12)

The course focuses on the use of water based paints such as gouache and acrylic. The aim of the course is to get acquainted with painting tools and materials and to enrich the student’s art experience with creative products. The student is given the freedom of choice in subject matter, which can be enhanced with their preference of abstract or figurative forms.

ARE204 Aesthetics-Philosophy of Art (3/5)
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. 

PHVD208 Video Editing Techniques (3/5)

The connection between fiction and visual language, which is based on how the moving image is mounted on the technical plane, will be examined. This tutorial, which is a front-panel understanding of moving images from a context, is intended for the editing of spot-like films such as video art, commercial film and social awareness film.

PLAS206 Basic Art Concepts (3/5)

This course is a comparative exploration of basic art concepts and trends, not within an art historical chronology, but through improving the student’s ability to identify styles and prepare the sub-structure of critical discussion. Students will gain intellectual faculties of understanding which concepts are represented in critical thought and the ways in which they are used.

TUDI202 Turkish Language 1 (2/2)

AIIT202 History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions (2/2)

 

YEAR 3.1

PLAS301 Painting 3 (6/12)

In Painting 3, students begin to work with oil painting. Aside from the thematic preferences of the student, emphasis is given to the implementation and handling of the application of paint at a technical level. At this stage, the course’s focus is on figure-studies. These studies are developed in the light of basic art knowledge; taking into account the individual tendencies of each student.

PLAS303 Sculpture 1 (6/7)

The first stage of the course is based on learning all of the stages involved in sculpture making as well as the plastic mentality of the process; including teaching students modelling and measuring techniques on a minor scale. The course will focus particularly on figure-studies; taking the figure from the first stages of modelling to final stages of casting. 

PLAS307 Print Making 2 (3/5)

The aim of this course is to introduce all of the tools and equipment related to the techniques of lithography and screen printing. After students have a strong understanding of the practical aspect of the course, they will be encouraged to develop projects in which they will undertake individual aesthetic investigations.

TUDI301 Turkish Language 2 (2/2)

 

YEAR 3.2

PLAS302 Interdisciplinary Art Theory (3/5)

The course aims for students to understand and utilise the bonds between the fields of art and science by means of reality, understanding of space, medium and research methods; and by establishing new relationships, cooperating and producing them as methodology 

PLAS304 Sculpture 2 (6/7)

Sculpture studies will continue with modeling but this time real dimensions will be observed. Students will work one-on-one on producing an artwork, considering abstract works. In addition to producing works for casting, students will also explore carving methods. At this stage, if the student is considering producing a sculpture as their final project, works produced during this course can be considered as a preliminary study.

XXXX000 Technical Elective (3/5)

XXXX000 Technical Elective (3/5)

 

YEAR 4.1

PLAS401 Interdisciplinary Studio (6/12)
The aim of this course is to be able to pursue production using a combination of art works belonging to different disciplines within the scope of plastic and visual arts. From installation to performance, from conventional to digital, digital work is a workshop where all language forms are tested. 

PLAS403 Art Management and Curatorship (3/5)

One of the areas of work that every artist candidate must meet is art management and curation. Knowledge and skill development in this area compliments the need for an artist’s ability to communicate more accurately with the masses consuming art. The aim of this course is to prepare the student for this field. 

XXXX000 Technical Elective 3 (3/5)

XXXX000 Faculty Elective 1 (3/5)

XXXX000 University Elective 1 (3/4)

 

YEAR 4.2

PLAS404 Final Project (6/12)

A project that the teacher chooses will be followed by the instructor of this course and given a direction with the criticisms made. According to the nature of the projects, this seminar and informative presentations are also held. The project completed by the student will be judged by a judge who will take part. At this stage, it is a basic goal that the student can work in a way that reflects his knowledge and experience in his project.

PLAS402 Analysis of Art (3/5)

The course allows students to learn the formation of the language of analysis and criticism by practicing reading artworks. The works will be evaluated and examined based on the artist’s intellectual background and the historical values of the period, as well as the connection between the philosophy of art and trends in ways of expression. In the course, students will develop significant skills in art criticism.

XXXX000 Technical Elective 3 (3/5)

XXXX000 Faculty Elective 2 (3/5)

XXXX000 University Elective (3/4)

 

ELECTIVES:

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

PLAS322 Art in Architecture (3/5)

This course aims to produce site specific projects by analysing the relationship between architecture and art in historical and contemporary terms and associating it with the formal and social contexts of a real space. It helps students understand the debates surrounding such practices such as the public and private sphere, and helps students build associations between social and cultural debates and the arts.

PLAS328 Anatomy for Artists (3/5)

This main objective of this course is understanding the muscle and bone structure of the human body. Students will be able to understand the proportional structure of human anatomy with all its organs and reinforcing this knowledge in practice through drawing studies. After the muscle and bone structure is fully learned, students continue their studies by drawing the whole body. This course, which addresses an academic training level, is strongly recommended for candidates who wish to continue their professional training in painting and sculpture. 

PLAS333 Glass Workshop (3/5)

In Glass Workshop, students will learn and practice glass melting and forming techniques. The aim of the course is to get students to experience a different area of the plastic arts by making glass sculptures.

PLAS343 Wood Carving Workshop (3/5)

In this course, students will learn how to use materials and techniques in relation to wood carving, and apply them in the field of sculpture. The aim is to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the plastic arts to a different material. 

PLAS392 Mask (3/5)

The aim is to carry out physiognomy studies as a means of mimetic expression. This entails the close study of different mask traditions around the world by studying samples; as well as working with producing different types of expressions. Experimental studies are carried out on the use of colour on three-dimensional surfaces, and students are given the freedom to select their use of materials. 

PLAS417 Assemblage (3/5)

These voluminous works, assembled from different materials, are made to hang on the wall or stand on its own. However, the materials used are recycled/ waste materials and ready-made materials. This kind of art, which is made by adding objects and parts made for other purposes and having other functions, aims to give an esthetic language to idle objects.

 

FACULTY ELECTIVES

PLAS336 Art and Space (3/5)

The course is formed on the axial relationship between art and space; which is studied within the context of different periods and understandings in the history of art. The placement/context of the work of art and its effect on the space will be discussed, as well as how this articulation of space and space is in turn reflected in art. 

ARTE354 Thematic Readings (3/5)

This course is designed to introduce students to more specialised investigations of subjects and themes that are closely related to their individual practices and encourage them to develop critical thinking. Students will examine specific historical moments, geographical regions and/ or artistic mediums. The course will include lectures by invited artists, curators and visiting scholars.

ARTE355 Mythology (3/5)

The Mythology course content is designed as a source of inspiration for artists. Learning the mythologies of different geographies and cultures will enrich the creative capacities of the students, and introduce mythology as a part of universal culture. The objective of the course is to invite students to explore and learn the place of human fantasy, from religion to art, to all areas of human life. 

PLAS453 Space and Perspective in Painting (3/5)

This course explores the use of perspectival information from the Renaissance to the present-day, which is to help students use correct perception and reflection in the representation of space. It includes understanding the hierarchy between line perspective, tone perspective and proportional forms.

 

UNIVERSITY ELECTIVES

DART205 Introduction to Digital Painting (3/4)

INDD406 Jewellery Design (3/4)

VCDD305 Illustration (3/4)

INDD444 Toy Design (3/4)