Course Summary

Courses Descriptions

 

First Year, First Semester:

INAD 101        Studio 1           (2-8) 6                                 

This first design studio course is structured to introduce the students to the design process and explains the context; content, tools, studio culture and work methodology to activate the design studio environment and explore the design language. It is prepared within the scope of basic design principles application and aims to transfer skills in communication, research, cultural and contextual studies through a series of theoretical and practical bases. With a focus on “self and environment” students will engage with the physical body through a spatial experience. Student perceptions are used to heighten and influence the development of their observation skills and knowledge of the tools of design. Art and design installations will be created as group or individual works and the main project will be supported by several short-term workshops, seminars, research and presentations.

 

INAD 109  Research Methods and Discourses  (2-2) 3  

The course introduces a systematic approach to conducting research, from developing a research question via critically reading scholarly texts to writing own scholarly texts. It introduces general methodologies of research and discusses a broad spectrum of disciplines which might be used as specific methods/tools in design-related research, such as philosophy, sociology and anthropology.

 

INAD 107   Cultural and Contextual Studies 1  (3-0) 3     

This course focuses on the design and art of ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, central Europe and the Middle East, from prehistory to the early Byzantine and early Islamic periods. It provides a framework through a chronological survey, covering (interior) architecture, sculpture, painting, furniture and minor crafts, being linked to the cultural, political, religious, socio-economic and technological contexts and their agents. The course builds up a sound knowledge of key monuments and of works of art. It develops the necessary skills to diagnose stylistic trends of ancient design and art, and to define their characteristics, such as typology, iconography, material and technique. Finally, it introduces (ancient) theories of design/art, preparing the students for a reflective critical assessment. The course addresses students of design.

 

INAD 103        Design Communication 1       (1-4) 3      

This course teaches the fundamentals of drawing and sketching and introduces core competencies in Computer Aided Design and Drafting and provides students with the ability to communicate the visual and technical detail of a design through accurate three-dimensional (3D) models and technical drawings for manufacture.

 

SOFL 101 Academic English I (2-2) 3

 

INAD 001        Colloquium 1

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

First Year, Second Semester:

 

INAD 102        Studio 2       (2-8) 6    

A continuation of Studio 1, this second semester studio focuses on the student’s conceptual development through learning experiences that develop their expressional skills, their knowledge of the nature of materials and ergonomics. Students will familiarize themselves with the application of basic design principles and develop their conceptual approach to the design resolve of a micro scale environment. The studio design brief will explore the effects of architectural elements on the voids they form, and the experiential connections and contradictions made between interior and exterior environments (micro scale to macro scale, interior to exterior). All basic principles and elements that fall within the scope of visual perception are transferred to students through theoretical and experimental practice.

 

INAD 104        Design Communication 2     (1-4) 3  

This module develops the core 2 and 3-dimensional visual communication skills covered in INAD 103, enabling students to demonstrate significant ability and understanding in how to generate and manipulate 2D and 3D visuals and forms. Digital Illustration and rendering techniques will also be covered within this course.

 

INAD 108        Cultural and Contextual Studies 2     (3-0) 3

This course focuses on the design and art of western and eastern cultures, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, including the Selcuk and Ottoman periods. It provides a framework through a chronological survey, covering (interior) architecture, sculpture, painting, furniture and minor crafts, being linked to the cultural, political, religious, socio-economic and technological contexts and their agents. The course builds up a sound knowledge of key monuments and of works of art. It develops the necessary skills to diagnose stylistic trends of the design and art of the mentioned cultures and/or periods, and to define their characteristics, such as typology, iconography, material and technique. Finally, it introduces theories of design/art, enhancing the students’ reflective critical assessment. The course addresses students of design and visual communication.

 

INAD 110        Detailing Design Thinking       (1-4) 3

This course covers the study of manufacturing technologies for the industrial production of artifacts and interior design elements. There is a particular emphasis on contemporary advanced technologies, issues of sustainability and environmental factors for consideration in the detailing aspects of design. This course is complemented by the Materials course in year 2, Semester 1.

 

INAD 112        Structure 1                                                      (1-4) 3       

This course, the first in a series of two, provides an introductory overview of various materials used in building construction and the materials’ basic principles of structural, physical and long-term performance. The main objectives of the course are to explore and discover the general construction methods and building details by active experimentation with structural models and installations and reveals the latent design potential in structural systems.

 

SOFL 102 Academic English II (2-2) 3

 

INAD 002 – Colloquium 2

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

Second Year, Third Semester:

 

INAD 201        Studio 3           (2-8) 6    

This third semester studio focuses on developing personal design statements through an understanding of social, cultural and architectural environments. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and materials selection of all architectural components suggested in the design resolve.  Students will also experiment with texture, light and color application focusing on the role of experiential perception and detailing, students will experiment with texture, light and color application to interior space design.  This course also aims to provide students with interior design and editing skills and improve their presentation techniques. Through a detailed design brief, the student will apply their skills to the design of an interior space with a focus on building quality and interior comfort where the user requirements and space-function relation is considered.

 

INAD 203        Digital Tools in Design 1                     (1-4) 3  

This module provides students with the opportunity to build upon their digital tools in design skills and knowledge gained in previous related courses to learn and use a range of three dimensional modelling techniques to enable them to produce highly effective renderings and detailed technical drawings. The course will explain typical production pipelines for design beginning with concept modelling and rendering through to final manufacturing definition and technical drawings.

 

INAD 207        Environment and Design        (1-2) 2     

This course provides a foundation to the design of the environment from the scale of the object, to the building and to the larger territory. It engages with real-life problems that affect products, buildings and cities across the world and requires an understanding of what makes a good environment for its inhabitants.

 

INAD 209        Cultural and Contextual Studies 3       (3-0) 3     

This course focuses on modern and postmodern design and art, ranging from the Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment to the end of the 20th century. It provides a framework through a chronological survey, covering (interior) architecture, sculpture, painting, furniture, industrial and graphic design, being linked to the cultural, political, religious, socio-economic and technological contexts and their agents. The course builds up a sound knowledge of key monuments and of works of design and art. It develops the necessary skills to diagnose stylistic trends of the design and art of the mentioned timeframe, and to define their characteristics, such as typology, iconography, material and technique. Finally, it introduces modern and postmodern theories of design/art, enhancing the students’ reflective critical assessment. The course addresses students of design and visual communication.

 

INAD 211        Materials            (1-2) 2    

This course is designed to provide an understanding of materials, their properties and their manufacture as a core element of the design process, and to encourage a passion for the exploration and manipulation of materials and manufacturing in the context of design.

 

INAD 213        Structure 2           (1-4) 3                                                                                          

This course, last of its series, provides a more advanced overview of various materials used in building construction and the materials’ basic principles of structural, physical and long-term performance. The main objectives of the course are to explore and discover the general construction methods and building details by active experimentation with structural models and installations and reveals the latent design potential in structural systems.

 

INAD 003        Colloquium 3

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

TUDI 201        Turkish Language I     (2-0) 0

 

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

 

Second Year, Fourth Semester:

 

INAD 202        Studio 4                 (2-8) 6                                                                                  

In this course, students achieve a comprehension of space in different dimensions to include both physical and phenomenological aspects. It will introduce an awareness of the technical aspects of structure, construction, surface and materials in indoor and outdoor spaces, and the relationship between them. Through a detailed design brief they will explore spatial properties, interior systems and develop an interpretive vocabulary enabling an innovative discourse of spatial and material experiences.  Students will produce a design resolve for an interior environment that has sufficient design quality, interior comfort, and a design formation with respect to its surroundings and environment. At the end of the semester, the students will achieve the required skills to analyse a medium-size space (residential and commercial) with the specified qualities and present their design in detail.

 

INAD 204        Human Factors and Ergonomics              (2-0) 2      

This course provides a foundation to the design of the environment from the micro scale to macro scale of interior elements and spatial contexts in relation to human use. It is a survey course that emphasizes the conceptual, empirical and practical aspects of human factors and ergonomic science.

 

INAD 210        Interior Element Design and Fabrication               (1-4) 3       

This course provides students with an opportunity to use state-of-art equipment to design, fabricate and test almost everything. During the course students develop technological, problem solving and hands-on skills.  In Fab Lab computer-controlled fabrication technologies such as 3D printers, lasers, etc. will be used to transform a product idea into its tangible form.

 

INAD 212        Digital Tools in Design 2                   (1-4) 3       

This module is a continuation of INAD 110 Digital Tools in Design 1 and provides students with the opportunity to expand their skills in digital tools application for better design visualization via different media, 3D modeling.

 

INAD 214        Internship 1             0 cr.

The internship series are designed as a trasition medium from education to the profession and aims to provide the students with the knowledge, integrity, judgment, skills and discipline required to enter professional life.  It is an industry centered placement that offers students the opportunity to experience ‘working life’ within workplaces in the field of the students’ program/subject discipline; typically, interior design practices or architects’ offices (but could include opportunities at practices in related fields depending on the students’ personal career path).

 

Faculty Elective 1 (x,x) 3

 

INAD 004 –      Colloquium 4

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

TUDI 202        Turkish Language II    (2-0) 0

 

AIIT202           History of Atatürk Principles and Revolutions II         (2-0) 0

 

Third Year, Fifth Semester:

 

INAD 301        Studio 5               (2-8) 6     

This semester’s design studio focuses on institutional and commercial interior space design. The aim is to develop the student’s ability to achieve an architectural identity and individual design approach to defining and resolving the different physical and phenomenological requirements of a design brief.  Through an analysis of the spatial function relations, students will form a functional and spatial composition to incorporate an understanding of, not only the practical service and mechanical systems required but the atmospheric considerations for a spatial experience.  Students are also expected to express their final design decisions using contemporary graphic techniques.

 

Department Elective 1 (x,x) 3

 

Department Elective 2 (x,x) 3

 

Faculty Elective 2 (x,x) 3

 

Faculty Elective 3 (x,x) 3

INAD 005 –      Colloquium 5

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

Third Year, Sixth Semester:

 

INAD 302        Studio 6                (2-8) 6         

The aim of this course is to develop the ability to acquire an architectural identity or brand in a space that will be designed for commercial use.  Through a medium-sized spatial design brief, students will acquire the ability to express a unique architectural style. Students will define, analyse and determine the human-space-function relationship with an original spatial composition that contains service areas, environmental control systems, circulation organisation, interior detailing, surface texture, furniture and lighting design.  The indoor, outdoor continuity and connection is expected to be resolved in detail; such as the use of materials, their joining techniques, textures and colour.  Students are also expected to express their final design decisions using contemporary graphic techniques.

 

INAD 306        Internship 2              0 cr.

A continuation of Internship 1, this industry centered placement offers students the opportunity to develop their work experience as a means to clarify career goals, give insight into the way organizations operate, increase their industry related skills and knowledge and provide them with networking opportunities.

 

INDD 308        Virtual and Augmented Reality Studio                  (1-4) 2      

This course aims to introduce students to the Augmented and Virtual realities world and to help them to develop their own voice using these new fascinating technologies. It introduces also the newest technologies in design and presentation, where students draw parallels between being at the foreground of the technologies, and how to utilize these tools into their own contemporary design practice. The course teaches students to present their work from different aspects from photorealism to hyper-stylization, and work with everything from texturing, lighting, rendering, photographic vantage points, topology, etc.

 

Department Elective 3 (x,x) 3

 

Department Elective 4 (x,x) 3

 

University Elective 1 (x,x) 3

 

INAD 006 –      Colloquium 6

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

Fourth Year, Seventh Semester:

 

INAD 401        Final Major Project Proposal                  (2-6) 5   

The aim of this course is to design a medium-size project that will reveal the student’s original design ability.  Students should demonstrate the ability to develop unique design ideas and proposals and defend them with enthusiasm.  The students’ design approach should demonstrate a consistent development of an architectural identity and artistic style.  The definition of different functions, the determination of different requirements, the interaction between physical environment and people, the analysis of human-space-function relationship, the formation of functional and original spatial composition containing service areas and circulation system, the detailed analysis of interior, surface texture, selection of original furniture and illumination are all part of the course. Students are also expected to express their final design decisions using contemporary graphic techniques.

 

INAD 403        Experimental Studio                (2-8) 6                                                                   

This experimental design studio aims to reevaluate students’ skills and design approaches, and to broaden their design abilities through unexpected situations, accidental shifts, created errors, distortions of reality to construct the feeling. Studio will focus on the idea and the act of experimental and experimentation in design thinking, conceptualization, etc. The shared nature of this module within the design faculty studios will connect the far end scales of design issues. The aim is that through these studios students can deepen their research for the final major project proposal within the different disciplines

 

Department Elective 5 (x,x) 3

 

Faculty Elective 4 (x,x) 3

 

INAD   007      Colloquium 7

The colloquium aims to expose students to issues of design outside the classroom and provide exposure of different design thinking both among their classmates in their departments and other students in the faculty of design.

 

Fourth Year, Eighth Semester:

 

INAD 450        Final Major Project (Studio)    (2-12) 8   

This comprehensive final studio gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their creative, technical and organizational skills. Students work on a self-initiated negotiated project in far greater depth or breadth than they have worked upon earlier in their studies. Whatever the format, it should ideally be the focus of the student’s portfolio of work and should be of a sufficiently high standard of original creativity and production to be incorporated into the ARUCAD final degree show.  It is anticipated that the majority of students will concentrate on their specialist discipline area. A comprehensive competition-based alternative brief may be negotiated as a Final Major project.

 

INAD 404        Professional Portfolio Design and Presentation Techniques            (1-2) 2

In this project-based course, students will fine tune acquired skills and focus their body of work towards specific job goals. They will develop a portfolio of work that best represents their creativity and skills in interior architecture/product design and design. Students will also have the opportunity to re-address previous projects and assignments for inclusion in their portfolios. While this course evaluates both two-dimensional and three-dimensional presentation techniques of an idea or a product or a complicated issue, it also cites the materials necessary for these presentations. The course mainly covers three major presentation skill: 1) Storytelling- develop a convincing and evidence-based script of presentations, 2) Design-how to merge information with graphics to deliver your ideas, 3) Delivery- how to interact with your audience.

 

INAD 408        Exhibition Design                        (1-4) 3

This course investigates the considerations involved in exhibition design starting from initial concept and

research to developing an installation model. Students explore a range of presentation strategies and

examine how various design solutions affect the visitor experience. Careful consideration is given to the

dynamics between the objects, the institution, and the audience. Studio work, discussions, and projects

will address the challenges facing historical and contemporary exhibition requirements of today. Concerns related to physical and intellectual accessibility are addressed.

 

Faculty Elective 5 (x,x) 3

 

University Elective 2 (x,x) 3

 

 

DEPARTMENT ELECTIVES:

 

INAD 321 – City and History 1            (2-2) 3

The course aims to discuss and analyse core issues of historical and contemporary “town & city “and provide a broad introduction to the historical study of towns and cities from classical antiquity to modern times with reference to a multi-scalar and interdisciplinary approach.

 

INAD 322 City and History 2 (2-2) 3

This course is the continuation of the course ‘City and History 1’. The course aims to discuss and analyse core issues of historical and contemporary “town & city “and provide a broad introduction to the historical study of towns and cities from classical antiquity to modern times with reference to a multi-scalar and interdisciplinary approach.

 

INAD 323 – Adaptive Reuse/Transformations 1        (2-2) 3

This course, instead of just focusing on techniques and methods of restoration and conservation, focuses on the process of repurposing buildings, both old and historical, that have outlived their original purposes. The students in this course also comprehend how to integrate sustainability in their approach to their solutions of design understanding different layers of a building from structure to energy.

 

INAD 423  Adaptive Reuse/Transformations 2 (2-2) 3

This course is the continuation of the course ‘Adaptive Reuse/Transformations 1’. This course, instead of just focusing on techniques and methods of restoration and conservation, focuses on the process of repurposing buildings, both old and historical, that have outlived their original purposes. The students in this course also comprehend how to integrate sustainability in their approach to their solutions of design understanding different layers of a building from structure to energy.

 

INAD 324 -Film and Space (2-2) 3

This course aims to develop a critical and analytical point of view to define a context related methodology. The medium and tools of ‘film’ is important in observing and regenerating a work of design.

 

FACULTY ELECTIVES:

 

INDD 321 – Organism (2-2) 3

All places that people experience have, to some degree, been shaped by human activity and connection between natural environment and culture. Therefore, the course has an interdisciplinary focus and covers information available about nature which includes at least the fields of architecture and interior design, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and geography to create a balance with our natural environment.

 

INDD 421 – Light (2-2) 3

This course is a combination of specific principles, established standards and conventions and a number of aesthetic, cultural and human factors applied in an artful manner where energy efficiency and lighting quality is a concern. The theory part of the course delivers the information regarding lighting theory and how we can achieve better and meaningful design by light (natural or mechanical) and the application part of it is to come up with creative and innovative solutions to design using the element of light.

 

INAD 326 – Technology (2-2) 3

Art and craft works in which technology plays an important role in their creation will be examined. Investigations on such role will be through weekly group discussions on the examples. For each student a unique (cause-effect, event-object, idea-behavior) knitted organism will be experimented.

 

UNIVERSITY ELECTIVES:

 

Consists of comprehensive courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Communication.

 

ELECTIVES OFFERED FOR OTHER FACULTIES:

 

ARCH 332       Place, Space and Poetics (2-2) 3      

INDD   411      Body Adornment Design (2-2) 3

INAD   412      Sensory Interior Design (2-2) 3