Course Content

FACULTY of ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC ARTS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

FIRST YEAR/FIRST SEMESTER

 

ARTS 101       Art History I (3,0) 3

Art History I course aims to provide the students with a general knowledge of art. This course covers the period from the primitive to the establishment of civilizations and from the middle to the middle ages. Students also understand how important it is to know the history of art in the field of art and design.

 

ARTS 121       Basic Art Education I (3,6) 6

At the end of this course students recognize the light, shadow, line, dot, stain and texture which are the basis of plastic arts; uses light and shadow on a natural object; interprets line, point and stain elements using inanimate objects; investigates natural and artificial tissues; recognize the basic principles of plastic arts such as balance, rhythm, contrast and perspective. Also students will develop the concept of balance and rhythm by drawing and applying 3D. Drawing the perspective concepts and rules and interpreting them on three dimensions. They uses and interprets the concept of contrast. Will be able to apply the material techniques of plastic arts in black and white and three dimensions. Uses black pencil, quality papers and various drawing tools. makes collage works with three-dimensional technique. Will be able to make original works with his / her own personal comments. Define natural and artificial objects. Designs by disrupting and re-editing the natural. Develop new interpretations between natural and artificial objects.

 

PLAS 101        Introduction to Plastic Arts (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 111        Drawing I (2,2) 3

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.

 

SOFL 101       Academic English I (3,0) 4

Students who attend this course regularly will have the opportunity to practice a variety of work skills, including but not limited to goal setting, organization, time use, concentration and grading. Students will be given important essays written in contemporary English, and learners will be able to discuss at academic level and write answers. At the end of the lessons, each student will be able to write the meaning of the unknown words in a reading, write paragraphs and articles, summarize, discuss and write answers.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR/SECOND SEMESTER

 

ARTS 102       Art History II (3,0) 3

Art History II course aims to provide the student with a general knowledge of art. This course covers the period from the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance and from there to modern art. Students also understand how important it is to know the history of art in the field of art and design.

 

ARTS 122       Basic Art Education II (4,4) 6

In this course, it is aimed to give color, light and composition information to the students and to improve their expression skills by drawing and to give information about the formation of structural structure. In this context, students will have learned color, definition of color, color and contrasts as visual expression, color psychology, complementary colors, quality and quantity contrast, color-perspective based on repetition of color, form relationship, structure in art (artificial-natural), form repetition, unit elements in creating new forms and depth effects in visual expression.

 

PLAS 111        Drawing II (2,2) 3

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.

 

PLAS 172       Modelling (2,2) 3

In the modeling course, the student develops touch and shape skills through the forms produced with clay. Modeling, which helps to reinforce the notion of three-dimensional perception in line with object and figure studies, is a necessary experience especially for sculptors, ceramics and stop-motion animators.

 

SOFL 102       Academic English II (3,0) 4 – Pre-requisite: SOFL 101

It is the continuation of Academic English I course. Students who attend this course regularly will have the opportunity to practice a variety of work skills, including but not limited to goal setting, organization, time use, concentration and grading. Students will be given important essays written in contemporary English, and learners will be able to discuss at academic level and write answers. At the end of the lessons, each student will be able to write the meaning of the unknown words in a reading, write paragraphs and articles, summarize, discuss and write answers.

 

SECOND YEAR/ THIRD SEMESTER

 

ARTS 201       Research Methods in Art (3,0) 3

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.

 

ARTS 203      Anthropology of art (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 211        Art Studio I (4,4) 6

 

 

 

AIIT 201         History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions I (2-0) 0

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 201       Turkish Language I (2,0) 0

The objectives of this course can be summarized as follows; to be able to comprehend properly the structure and functioning characteristics of Turkish language, and to gain the ability to use the language correctly and beautifully as a means of writing and oral expression. This course is especially important for native Turkish speaking communication students since the language is a constituting element of communication.

 

SECOND YEAR/ FOURTH SEMESTER

 

ARTS 202      Basic Art Concepts (3,0) 3

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.

 

ARTS 204      Aesthetic/Philosophy of Art (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 212        Art Studio II (4,4) 6

 

AIIT 202        History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions II (2-0) 0

This course is designed as the continuation of the History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions I course.

 

TUDI 202      Turkish Language II (2,0) 0

This course is designed as the continuation of the Turkish Language I course.

 

THIRD YEAR/ FIFTH SEMESTER

 

ARTS 301       Critisim of Art I (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 311        Art Studio III (4,4) 6

 

PLAS 371        Sculpture I (2,2) 3

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.

 

 

THIRD YEAR/ SIXTH SEMESTER

 

PLAS 302       Interdisciplinary Art (3,0) 3

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.

 

 

ARTS 302      Critisim of Art II (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 372       Sculpture II (2,2) 3

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.

 

FOURTH YEAR/ SEVENTH SEMESTER

 

PLAS 411        Art Studio IV (2,8) 6

 

PLAS 451       Art Management and Curatorship (3,0) 3

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.

 

 

FOURTH YEAR/ EIGHTH SEMESTER

 

PLAS 492       Final Project (2,8) 6

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.

 

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES

 

ARTS 206       Art in Architecture (3,0) 3

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.

 

ARTS 261       Glass in Architecture (3,0) 3

 

PLAS 271       Modular Ceramics (0,6) 3

Modular Ceramic has been an important part of architectural structures since the early ages. Modular Ceramic Course, which can be defined as artistic works that increase visual excitement in interior and exterior spaces in architecture, aims to teach the student how to establish space-design relationship, to produce the form s/he designed and to assemble it appropriately to the space.

 

PLAS 274       Carving Workshop (0,6) 3

In this course, students will learn how to use materials and techniques in relation to 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.

 

PLAS 330       Printmaking I (0,6) 3

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.

 

PLAS 331        Printmaking II (0,6) 3

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.

 

PLAS 377       Seramik Heykel (0,6) 3

The aim of this course is to enable students to demonstrate their ability to produce original design and art objects with advanced art culture and aesthetics in line with a theme determined each year by using their knowledge and skills in shaping and design.

 

PLAS 382       Mask (0,6) 3

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.

 

 

 

ARTS 402      Contemporary Art Readings (3,0) 3

The aim of this course is to discuss and interpret what is happening in contemporary art. In this course, the new dimension of visual arts, contemporary art trends in the world and contemporary art activities will be discussed.

 

ARTS 463       Space and Perspective (0,6) 3

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.

 

FACULTY ELECTIVES

 

ARTS 303       Contemporary Art (3,0) 3

In this course, students will be informed about contemporary art movements, contemporary artists, works and concepts after 1960. Students will be introduced to the artists and art works that lead to contemporary art, and the thinking and interpretation skills of contemporary artists will be developed.

 

PHVD 310      Light and Color in Photography (1,4) 3

Starting from the Renaissance painting to the invention of photography, the course emphasizes the importance of light and color in visual representation. In addition, in this course, which will be implemented after the lessons on sampling, post production will be used in terms of color usage.

 

ARTS 360       Art and Space (3,0) 3

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.

 

ARTS 380      Thematic Readings (3,0) 3

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.

 

ARTS 404       Mythology (3,0) 3

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.

 

PLAS 421        Anatomy for Artists (0,6) 3

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.

 

PLAS 451        Art Management and Curating (3,0) 3

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.

 

 

PHVD 471      Photobook Design (1,4) 3

In the course of photobook design, the students will make photo book models with different book design techniques based on their own photographs. They will work on the selection of photographs, the formation of a story and a narrative. At the end of the course students will be able to learn the power of photographs in story formation, various binding techniques, typography and graphical expression methods.

 

PLAS 472       Assemblage (0,6) 3

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.

 

 

UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE POOL COURSES

 

PLAS 382       Mask (0,6) 3

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.

 

 

PLAS 451        Art Management and Curating (3,0) 3

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. .