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COMM 101 – Fundementals of Communication

This course aims to teach students communication theories and the elements, modes and forms of communication. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the field of communication and basic concepts of communication. The course starts from the foundations of communication; and includes language, discourse and representation problems.

 

GAME           101       Introduction to Game Design

Course Description:

this course examines the active role of game designers by breaking down game ideas into discrete, functional, and logical systems. Since designers are responsible for all features of any given game, such as player goals, choices, and game rules, students will observe and analyze different game designs to understand how these elements interact.

 

GAME           103       Discrete Mathematics

Course Description:

Students will explore propositional and symbolic logic, sets and relations, sequences, functions, algorithms, matrices, number theory, combinatorics, and probability in game.

 

GAME           105       Game History & Analysis

Course Description:

The course deals with the history of video games through game analysis. The course, designed as a modular, will handle 7 generations of video games and consoles starting from the 60’s with a historical perspective and bringing them to the present day. The course discussions include references to the market, youth culture, gender and similar sociological phenomena in relation to video games (both as entertainment and as an art form). Discussions will be enriched by reading and observing / playing the games in the lesson. The Game types (MMO, FPS, TPS, platform, RPG, RTS, adventure, jigsaw, etc.) and television and handheld consoles will also be covered in detail. Students will have a eter understanding of the whole field of game and its history.

 

PLAS  111       Drawing I

Course Description:

At the end of this course; student can have effective skills of observing, analyzing, have the skills to define, detect and solve problems in the process of creating artistic work.

 

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COMM 102    History of Communication

This course aims to teach students the history of communication studies and the elements, modes and forms of communication. The aim of this course is to introduce students the field of communication from basic concepts of communication. The course starts from the history the communication; and includes language, discourse and representation problems.

 

GAME           102       Sign, Representation & Symbols

Course Description:

This course focuses on the theoretical part of Sign, Symbols & Representation. Teaching the eterrdies of Semiotics and preparing the student for their future projects with a eter understanding and how and what can work and ete create a meaning. It focuses on Sign and mainly the creationg of meaning to sign, symbols and representations.

 

GAME           104       2D Character Design          

Course Description:

This course offers all the essential and basics for creating a 2D character with interesting personalities and shapes to be used in the stories. The course also includes expression theories as well as drawing techniques to develop a character.

 

VCDE 132      Computer Graphics and Image

This course introduces students to the Raster image editing techniques. Throughout the course students will learn how to manipulate every kind of raster (pixel based) image. They will be asked to create conceptual collages and basic graphic design eter. Gaining skills for editing digital photography, rendering basic digital painting, and developing practical knowledge on how to use raster image editing techniques for various design assignments are the main objectives of this course.

 

FIDE  212      Storyboarding Techniques

Course Description:

This course covers all the eterrdies of storyboarding. Students will learn all the rules and techniques both theoretical and practical and also they will learn the process of transforming eterrd stories into cinematic eter, through traditional drawing and digital tools.

 

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COMM 201 – Theories of Communication

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the major communication theories and their histories that are the foundation to understanding the discipline of communication. These theories can be applied to interpersonal, group, organizational, intercultural, and mass communication contexts. You will be expected to understand the key concepts of each theory.

 

GAME           201       Story Structure in Game Design    

Course Description:

In this course students will learn about storytelling mechanism and its elements in different video game genres. Students will also explore traditional narrative storytelling (the 3 act story structure) to use it in their game ideas.

 

GAME           203      Introduction to Game Programming

Course Description:

This course covers the basics of data use as well as storage, operation, and control flow. Focus is placed on problem-solving and encouraging students to apply and translate the concepts taught in this course to resolve issues across various programming and scripting languages.

 

GAME           205      Pixel Art & Animation

Course Description:

This course is a full introduction to all the available tools and software for pixel art eterrdies. The course also offers how to turn the pixel art into animation to be used in game design platforms.

 

GAME           207       Traditional Board Game Design  

Course Description:

This course focuses on tabletop games andexplores the features of this type of games. Students learn the difference of tabletop and digital games and be able to work in tabletop game development.

 

VCDE 211 – Vectorial Drawing

This course introduces students to the Vectoral drawing techniques. The course starts with training on drawing basic geometric forms using varying tools for creating vector shapes. Throughout the course as students learn to create more complex shapes, they will be asked either to re-draw or to create original graphic design elements like; patterns, icons, symbols, emblems, logos, perspective drawings aket he vector character designs. Creating state of art vector illustrations is the main objective of this course.

 

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COMM 202 – Sociology of Communication

This course aims to facilitate a sociological way of understanding mass media in the current society. This course will provide students with a foundation in various sociological theories of communication from the early 20th century up to today.

 

GAME           202      Concept Designing for Games

Course Description:

This course offers the students details and explanations about game art techniques and their importance. Also it covers necessary knowledge on how to create a visual representation to tell a aket he create a look for a game.

 

GAME           204      2D Game Animation

Course Description:

Introducing concepts like sprites and frame by frame animation. This course will be a practice through the 12 principles of animation by introducing the related software and going through various animating techniques. Along with, an introduction concepts like sprites and frame by frame animation students will learn to use their animations in Unity and aket hem ready for game environments.

 

GAME           206      3D Character Design

Course Description:

This course aims at digital sculpting, three-dimensional organic shapes using Zbrush. By understanding the 3-dimensional aspects of an organic object in real and virtual space students will learn how to make polygon and mesh models.

 

GAME           208      Sound Production for Games

Course Description:

This course focuses on the creation process of sound utilizing experimental techniques aswell as traditional ones including the mixing of sounds. Student will learn to navigate and produce sound and be able to create and mix their own sounds for games.

 

GAME           212       Introduction to Matte Painting

Course Description:

The students are introduced to the basic principles and techniques of digital matte painting which is used as a medium for games and cinema. Students Will learn and understand a natural environment and be able to include it in there work.

 

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GAME           301       3D Modeling, Texturing and Lighting – I

Course Description:

This is a studio course which gives both theory and technical lessons of the three dimensional (3D) modeling software. It will cover all the basics such as creating shapes, different polygons, lights, colors and texture. As an in-depth introduction to creating 3D objects and structures. Teaching the Modeling process and texturing of 3D object in a computer environment. Student will learn How to model and create textures for 3d objects as well as being able to model in 3D Softwares.

 

GAME           303      Game Programming I (Pre-requisite GAME203)

Course Description:

In this course students will learn how to create a basic software program using code. Through this course, students will gain experience with procedural logic in a scripting language, linear thinking, and data-driven behavior.

 

GAME           305      Project and Portfolio I: Game Design

Course Description:

In this course students will create a Digital Game in combination of courses taken before. The main focuse will be on creating 2D games that utilize the teqniques learned in animation and programing. This course build an understanding on how the systems work in sync with each other and furthers the development of the students portfolio.

 

GAME 307     Composition with Sight and Sound

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce the students to the world of mo- tion pictures and time based media. Motion pictures and videos are now dominating the entire social media and internet from advertise- ments to public services and influencers. The sight, sound and motion course will teach the students how to shoot, edit, record and design sound and publish eterrd video and motion graphics to be used in their future career as an effective tool in visual communication.

 

GAME           309      Game Optimization Techniques  

Course Description:

This course aim to teach students the importance of optimization by explaning all types of techniqs from coding till rendering and occlution. Students will have a eter understanding on how hardware and software work together and how to uttilize different solutions for eter performans in games.

 

GAME           311       3D Animation

Course Description:

In this course students will learn about the principles of animation as well as basic understanding of timing. They will also learn to animate different objects as well as basic key making and rigging characters in 3D software.

 

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GAME           302      3D Modeling, Texturing and Lighting – II (Pre-requisite GAME301)

Course Description:

This course in the continuation of 3D Modeling, Texturing and Lighting I. It will lead the students to the advanced level of using the 3D software by practicing different modeling techniques and also focusing on 3D camera and render engines.

 

GAME           304      Game Programming II (Pre-requisite GAME303)

Course Description:

In this course students will look at Networking and procedural instructions and the use certain game engines to create multiplayer game system. Through this work, students will gain experience in Networking and solving time delays.

 

GAME           306      Project and Portfolio II: Game Design

Course Description:

In this course students will create a Digital Game in combination of courses taken previously. The main focus is on the progression of working in a team and managing creating 2D games that utilize the teqniques learned in animation and programing. This course build an understanding on how the systems work in sync with each other and furthers the development of the students portfolio.

 

GAME           308      Interface with Game Engines

Course Description:

This course focuses on the development of User interfaces & User experiences in games, teaching the theoretical with the pragmatic solutions. Students will be able to Understand common trends and teqniques of Interface design and implement these into their future projects with a clear understanding on how the user navigates interfaces with different input mediums.

 

GAME           312       Texture Painting

Course Description:

This course teaches students the techniques for creating texture and material specifically for video games by using traditional art skills coordinated with the industry standard tools.

 

GAME           314       Environment & Level Design

Course Description:

This course focuses on the creation of Virtual environments for digital games. Teaching the elements and user behaviours of players and focusing on the creation of environment suiting the game. Students will learn & understand how Game levels work and react with players and be able to create level designs.

 

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GAME           401       Project and Portfolio III: Game Design

Course Description:

In this course, students will use knowledge gained from previous courses and integrate those findings to build an interactive original design that reflects sound level and systems design.

 

GAME           403      Preliminary Senior Project

Course Description:

This course is a preperation course for the senior project which focuses on preparing a complete documentation and timeline of their senior project. The course focuses on guiding student to create a digital game that is suitable as a project and create the fundation of their Senior.

 

GAME           405      Virtual Reality & Gaming

Course Description:

This course focuses on teaching the approaches in game towards virtual reality technologies. The aim is to create the foundation for the student to enter the virtual reality game market. This course features a comparison to virtual and augumented and teaches the basic software knowledge to create project in this field. Student will learn how to create projects suitable for virtual reality technologies.

 

GAME           407       Architectual Features & Plan Reading    

Course Description:

This course focuses on teaching student how to read architectural plans and understand how architectural feature work in virtual environment and how this feature increas immersiveness and realism to the work. Student will be able to create 3D models of structures from Floor plans and have a deeper understanding on how to use these in their own projects.

 

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GAME           402      Psychology for Game Design

Course Description:

This Course focuses On Theoretical aspect of psychology and digital games. Teaching the different digital game phenomens. This course allows student to understand why how and what is play and how it effect us as Humans.

 

GAME           404      Senior Project

Course Description:

This cuorse focuses on the Senior project and assesment of techniques and abilities of the student. The students refine and develop the project they started in the preliminary course and have to submit their refined publishable Digital games as a product.

 

GAME           406      Scripting for Designers

Course Description:

This course focuses on more intermediate topics in computer science, such as algorithms, objects and classes, and testing and debugging.

 

GAME           408      Game Production and Prototyping

Course Description:

This course is focused on the Physical prototyping and management of a Game project. Developing concepts of Storyboarding, project sectioning, Visual planing, etc. This course allows students to understand the workflow of a project and prepare documentation regarding each Element in a production pipeline.

 

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COMM 103    Media Literacy

In the course, media literacy, media literacy in the world and media literacy in Cyprus will be examined. Answer to the question of “why is media literacy necessary?” will be sought. In the course, the impact of mass media and presented content on social, cultural and economic life depending on the consumption habits of the target audience will be examined.

 

DIME 203      Digital Media Marketing

The aim of the Digital Media Marketing Course is to provide students the new approaches in marketing through emerging media channels. Students will be equiped with the knowledge about business advantages of the digital marketing and its importance for marketing success; to develop and execute a successful digital media marketing plans.

 

DIME 206      Social Media Content Management

This course is designed to help you understand how  business is done around the world in almost every industry and have (and have not) changed due to the rise of social media and changes in various underlying contextual factors, such as dramatically increased speed of information dissemination across consumers and brands.

 

ANIM 252      Stop Motion Animation

This course is a full introduction to stop motion animation. Students will experience the process from its basic steps to advance, all they need to know to continue the subject as a profession will be covered in this course.

 

COMM 308  Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a class activity course that discovers many different genres of literary writing. Students supposed to write every day and work on their writing assignments each weekly. Students will read selections from well-known, appreciated writers and follow their style and specific genre. Students supposed to be imaginative enough to write and create characters and settings. Moreover, students will learn to write in a multiplicity of styles, such as analysis essays, subjective narratives, creative fiction, short stories, and poetry.  Projects are anticipated to arrange for more practice with specific writing techniques that can be applied to many other literary genres.

 

COMM 314    Creative Industries

The aim of this course is to provide students with a detailed understanding of how the knowledge is produced and distributed, and it aims to introduce the verity of the media industries in which students might work in the future. Also this course is a study on how human creates and transforms the information.

 

COMM 312    Media, Law and Ethics

Media Law and Ethics is a main course for Faculty of Communication students, which aims to understand the ethical concepts including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The course examines the ethical issues both in philosophical and practical ways to help maintaining the quality of information. Also, the course introduces students to the basic legal concepts on media industry and media content relating to legal regulation of the telecommunications industry, information technology, broadcasting, advertising, the entertainment industry, censorship, and internet and online services among others.

 

ADVE 302      Persuasion and Perception

This course is about the persuasion and effectiveness of the advertorial presentations. The aim of the course is to study techniques of persuasion from the perceptual psychology point of view. Students are expected to create effective communication solutions with and persuasive presentations with varying target audiences. Subjects like planning for presentation, presentation techniques, creation resonance among the target audience, empathy, body language, and overcoming stage fear will also be covered during lessons.

 

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HIST/AIIT 201         Ataturk Reforms I (2-0) 2

Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution course; telling students how to establish the circumstances under which the Republic of Turkey, forming the government intends to adopt the basic principles of Ataturk. The reason why his principles were transferred to the field of application is explained with case studies that not only the Turkish Nation but also the whole humanity need more than ever.

 

TURK/TUDI 201     Turkish Language I (2-0) 2

The aim of the course is to comprehend the structure and functioning features of the mother tongue to every young person who has higher education and to gain the ability to use Turkish correctly and beautifully as a means of written and verbal expression in terms of language-thought connection. Another goal is to make a unifying and integrative language prevailing in teaching and to raise young people who have native language awareness.

 

TURK/TUDI 202     Turkish Language II (2-0) 2

The aim of the course is to comprehend the structure and functioning features of the mother tongue to every young person who has higher education and to gain the ability to use Turkish correctly and beautifully as a means of written and verbal expression in terms of language-thought connection. Another goal is to make a unifying and integrative language prevailing in teaching and to raise young people who have native language awareness.

 

HIST/AIIT 202        Ataturk’s Reforms II  (2-0) 2

Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution course; telling students how to establish the circumstances under which the Republic of Turkey, forming the government intends to adopt the basic principles of Ataturk. The reason why his principles were transferred to the field of application is explained with case studies that not only the Turkish Nation but also the whole humanity need more than ever.

 

SOFL 102       Academic English II (3-0) 3                        Prerequisite: SOFL 101

It is a continuation of the Academic English I course. Students who regularly attend this course will have the opportunity to practice many study skills, including but not limited to setting goals, organizing, using time, concentrating, and taking notes. Students will be given important articles written in modern-day English and students will learn to discuss and write responses at an academic level. At the end of the lessons, each student will be able to understand the meaning of unknown words in a reading passage and write paragraphs and articles.

 

SOFL 101       Academic English I  (3-0) -3

Students who regularly attend this course; They will have the opportunity to practice a range of study skills, including but not limited to goal setting, organization, time use, concentration and note taking. Students will be given important articles written in modern English and students will learn to discuss and write responses at an academic level. At the end of the lessons, each student will be able to derive the meaning of unknown words in a reading text, write paragraphs and articles, summarize, discuss and write reply letters.