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Course Code: 
GRA 508
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Course Objectives: 

The students are expected to produce experimental-conceptual design approaches and gain an artistic perspective in the field of graphic arts.

Course Content: 

In this course, the students use the knowledge gained during their undergraduate education, associate and combine them, perform experimental-conceptual designs for the invention and creativity, create research and sketch files on specific problems and produce design solutions. By applying these solutions, they present their prototypes and design rations. Students are also encouraged and encouraged to participate in national and international competitions with their designs. With an artistic maturation process, they gain an entrepreneurial identity, make presentations, organize exhibitions and take part in extracurricular activities.

Teaching Methods: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study Method 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Group work
Assessment Methods: 
1. Exam 2. Presentation 3. Homework 4. Application

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes of the Course Learning Outcomes of the Program Teaching Methods Measurement Methods
Introduction and use of photographic equipment 1,5,9 1,2,6 1,3,4
Investigation of composition and lighting styles 1,2,3 1,2,6 2,4
Making studies of different types of photography 3,4,6 1,2,3 2,4
Explaining the historical development of photography 1,11,12 1,4 1,2
Improving the skills of evaluating and interpreting photographs 10,8 1,2,4,5 2,3,4

Course Flow

Week Subjects Preliminary
1 To give information about the projects to be done with the students  
2 Talking about how to create new ideas on the subject so that students can grasp the subject  
3 Introducing the materials suitable for the method we will use  
4 Making simple improvisation without any subject  
5 Parallel to the trials and criticisms of the people  
6 To see the contributions of color by adding a color to the experiments  
7 Continue to work in parallel with conversations about colors


8 To discuss the problems of simplicity  
9 Choosing a project about how these improvised works can turn into benefits  
10 Some of the projects can be completely utopian so that more original and creative designs can be tried  
11 How people can contribute to the selected project by using computer facilities is investigated  
12 First of all, to try out the possibilities of photoshop, to make raw shots of the experimental works in the photo studio.  
13 Talking about the preliminary work to be done and deciding how to go to the end  
14 On the one hand, preparation of experimental works for exhibitions and competitions  

Recommended Sources

Course’s Note  
Other Çizgen,Gültekin. Renk Dünyamız:101 Kompozisyon 101 Yorum, Say Yayınları 2006 Ergin, Erhan. Her Yönüyle Fotoğrafçılık Tekniği, İnkılap Kitabevi Kelby, Scott. Dijital Fotoğrafçının El Kitabı, Cilt 1- Cilt 2, Alfa Yayınları Mıchael Langford, Yaratıcı Fotoğrafçılık, İnkılap Kitabevi.

Material Sharing

Homeworks 3 Projects, 5 Homeworks
Exams 1 Midterm, 1 Final


Midterm Studies No Percentage of Contribution
Homework 5 %10
Midterm 1 %20
Seminar and Presentation    
Project 3 %10
Final Ratio to Success 1 %60
Ratio of Semester to Success   %40
Total   %100

Course’s Contribution to Program

Course’s Contribution to Program Outcomes
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution Level
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Ability to develop courage to search and try to creative design solutions as well as the functional purposes.         x  
2 Awareness of professional responsibility to create designs considering cultural and individual needs of the audience.         x  
3 Gain ability to conduct research, to create theoretical knowledge, and to make suggestions.       x    
4 Ability to produce texts in academic formats.     x      
5 Gain competence at the level of expertise in art and design related fields.         x  
6 Ability to develop design projects by knowledge and skills in the field of design with a critical approach.       x    
7 Ability to use technological equipments required by the field in advanced level.     x      
8 Follows the current information about design culture, and adapts them to the projects.         x  
9 Gain ability to the conduct interdisciplinary projects in the chosen field.         x  
10 Ability to do extensive reading in design related fields.       x    


COURSE CATEGORY Expertise / Field Courses
ECTS / Workload Table
Activity Number Time
Total Workload


Course Length (14 x total course time) 14 4 56
Study time out of class (Preliminary work, reinforcement) 14 2 28
Homework 5 2 10
Seminar and Presentation      
Projects 3 8 24
Midterm Exam 1 10 10
Final Exam 1 10 10
Total Workload     138
Total Workload / 25 (h)     4,60
Course’s ECTS Credit     5