Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture

Architecture

Duration 4 Years
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About the Department

The department aims to develop students’ critical perspective and instill an ability to develop a systematic approach to problems, and create reliable designs for a building or a city. The students learn about architecture and art history and how to use various presentation techniques and computer technology, to visually express their architectural opinion, to use their talent and knowledge of modern construction and building methods together with construction materials. Thus, it also aims to educate professionals with the training that can meet the requirements of the rapid technological innovations and environmental problems, with a student-centered educational approach. It is ideal to raise leaders who are open-minded with vision and experience, strong personality and intellectual qualities, so they will be at the forefront in the society.

Accreditations

Architecture Program, as an indicator of proving that it is at same quality level of Turkey’s Leading Universities in terms of educational and research activities, has been accredited by the Architecture Accreditation Board of Turkey (MIAK) since 11th June 2014.

Education Opportunities

The aim is to help students gain the ability to make unique designs regarding different qualities on building and urban environment scale, equipped with architectural education concerning design theories and methods, building and construction systems and technologies, building typology, art history, architectural history, architectural environment in relation to social, psychological, economic and cultural conditions. Students will be encouraged to work together, help each other and make collaborative decisions. It is ideal to raise leaders who are open-minded, have vision and experience, strong personality, intellectual qualities so that they would be at the forefront in the society. The architectural projects carried out in design studios, which are the basic elements of architectural education, are subjective and individual interpretations showing differences according to the students’ perceptions of the world and architecture.

CIU Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty

Career Areas

Architects' working areas are extensive. Graduates of this department can work as freelance architects or paid architects in an architectural office or open their own architectural design bureau. They can also work in the industrial sector or design process related with technology, for the development and production of construction materials or concentrating on the urban environment. They also have the opportunity to work in research and education as an academic career. In addition to these, it has been observed that many architects have achieved successful professions in different fields such as literature, media, cinema, music, industry and entrepreneurship, with their original perspective and creativity developed through their architectural education. By this, professionals with responsibilities in the creative, social, cultural and environmental contexts, are capable of designing, implementing and directing architectural projects.

Contact

Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture
Education and Humanities Center, EH323
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2101
Faculty E-mail: secretary-ffa@ciu.edu.tr
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Cemil Atakara
Head of Department E-mail: catakara@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-I

Course code

ARCH101

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
This course includes a basic Architectural Design-I course focuses on fundamental design elements and principles such as harmony, contrast, balance, unity, dilemma, dominance, repetition, rhythm, analogy, metaphor. It also includes the color theory and its application to design. Students are also introduced to the Euclidean geometry, composition of shapes, forms and shapes with the emphasis on their visual expression such as light, color, texture, gestalt principles of perception, figure-ground relations, orientation, formal transformations, interdependence and relationships; studies on ordering systems; introduction of abstract/real concepts in a design. The aim of the course is to motivate creativity, hand-eye coordination and artistic perception by focusing on the basics of design elements and design principles.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING-I

Course code

ARCH105

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The course aims to equip students of architecture with basic drafting techniques in various scales. This includes introduction to drawing equipments, lettering, line types, orthographic projections (plans, elevations and sections) of basic geometrical forms, drawing of architectural plans, sections, elevations, details, and their dimensioning. The knowledge gained in this course helps students communicate their design ideas through various drafting techniques and scales such as 1/500 site plan and sections, 1/200 and 1/100 presentation drawings where building elements such as doors, windows, staircase drawings, details of sanitary and kitchen equipment shall be included. The course requires basic manual skills such as drafting and making of models.
STATICS FOR ARCHITECTS

Course code

ARCH107

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

2
The main purpose of this course is to provide the students with a clear and through knowledge of both the theory and the applications of engineering mechanics. General review of vector operations (addition, subtraction, dot and cross product) in two and three dimensions along with the introduction of force, position and moment vectors are given. Force system resultants, types of reactions and finding the equivalent of simply distributed loadings are discussed. Equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body will be investigated within this course, followed by discussions about structural analysis, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams. Friction, center of gravity, centroid and moments of inertia will also be introduced to the students.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
FREEHAND DRAWING

Course code

FADA103

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
This course includes developing perception by visual thinking and freehand drawing skills through indoor/outdoor drawing of natural and man-made objects with emphasis on volume, proportion, light, shadow; artistic and figurative expression of patterns and textures, understanding the nature of objects through their structures. The course focuses on the structural properties of objects and geometric forms of different sizes, progressively, with emphasis on strengthening the relationship between eye-brain-hand. This course shows students how to use the basic drawing principles such as drawing line, composition and perspective. Students of architecture will become familiar with a variety of tools and materials that are also introduced along with basic information. It is intended to develop free-hand drawing techniques by using lead pencil.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Course code

ITEC110

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding of the fundamentals of computers such as the basic components of the computers, input, output, storage devices and processing as well as application and system software, utility programs and internet basics. At the end of this course students will be familiar with the computer terminology and able to use the word processing and spreadsheet programs as well as efficient internet usage. General presentation of computer technologies, Windows operating system and applications in the Microsoft Office packageWord, Excel, Access and Power Point , softwares used in pharmacies, drawing for academic purposes and web-based method of screening of literature are also covered.
BASIC MATHEMATICS

Course code

MATH107

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course is designed for students of several faculties such as pharmacy, architecture, applied sciences and communication. The objective of the course is to introduce the students to fundamental principles about basic concepts of mathematics. It gives an introduction to the real number system followed with inequalities, solution of inequalities and its applications, which related to students' departments. Rectangular coordinate systems, Phytagorean Theorem, finding distance between two points, slope and Mid-Point on XY plane are also covered in this course. Functions such as type of functions, domain and range considerations, and graphical representation of the functions are important topics which are also discussed in this course.
Second Semester
BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-II

Course code

ARCH102

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
This course is focuses on the composition of forms/spaces with the emphasis on their visual expression, interdependence and relationships; space defining elements, thresholds; horizontal and vertical circulation in building and city scales with stair and ramp design; Consideration of abstract/real concepts in spatial design process. Effects of climate and topography, urban and landscape design aspects. Introduction to site analysis and functional approach to design. The aim or the course is to connect human to various scales and types of spaces focusing on the basics of space design through Euclidean and post Euclidean geometry, anthropometry, ergonomics, movement, functional and spatial thresholds, spatial organisations and transformations in geometry, interrelation between interior and exterior spaces.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING-II

Course code

ARCH106

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

3

Ects

4
The course aims to equip students with basic drafting techniques in various scales. This includes introduction to drawing equipment, lettering, line types, orthographic projections of basic geometrical forms, drawing of architectural plans, sections, elevations, details, and their dimensioning. The knowledge gained in this course helps students communicate their design ideas through various drafting techniques and scales such as 1/500 site plan and sections, 1/200 , 1/100 - 1/50 floor plans - sections - elevations; 1/20-1/10-1/5 detail drawings. The course requires basic manual skills such as drafting and making of models. Within the context of the course, students will study on classwork and homework to improve their ability.
INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION

Course code

ARCH108

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The contents of the course cover the load-bearing and nonload-bearing elements of solid load-bearing wall structural system and frame (skeleton) structural system. Therefore the sub-structural elements such as soil types and excavation, trenching and shoring, surface water and drainage, foundations, foundation walls, ground floor construction; and the super structural elements such as walls ( stone and brick masonry walls, reinforced concrete monolithic walls, timber and steel frame walls and sandwich panel walls), floors (reinforced concrete slab, slab and beam, ribbed, waffle and composite floors), columns and beams, stairs and ramps, and chimneys are examined. In this course it is aimed to enable the architectural students to use the constructional knowledge in their architectural design projects.
DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY AND PERSPECTIVE

Course code

ARCH110

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is focusing on to give student professional skill in graphical presentation of design ideas and concepts through application of knowledge on descriptive geometry methods, oblique projections, isometric and perspective drawings. The course is designed for interior design students to develop their spatial understanding and way of thinking in the process of design. The students will be able to draw Pictorial views of geometric objects in form of plan oblique, elevation oblique, isometric, one-point and two-point perspective used in presentation of student’s projects. They will have better understanding of relationships between orthographic projections, oblique ones and perspective. This course aims also to improve student’s spatial thinking and skill of sketching. Thus they can develop creative approach to design solutions and presentation of architectural projects.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
RENDERING AND PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

Course code

FADA104

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
This course aims to build confidence in the observation, sketching and drawing ability of students through the introduction of various rendering and presentation techniques. In this course students are expected to clearly express their ideas and concept in architecture design project. Within this scope, the students will be introduced to various media such as coloured pencils, markers, watercolour pencils, watercolour etc. and will be encouraged to exercise with different techniques like shading, slinky, smooth/blending and cross-hatching; provide value, tone and contrast, as well as shade and shadow to enhance the geometric form of an object and overall sense or impression of a project. In this course architecture students shall be guided on issues such as effectively rendering different textures.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Third Semester
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-I

Course code

ARCH201

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
Focuses on developing design skills by taking the human behaviour as the base. Within the context of basic human functions, the course interrogates the architectural issues such as scale, proportion and rhythm, researching the mass relations, solid-void, balance and contradictions, etc. with regards to human behaviour, environmental, structural and socio-cultural concerns. Forming the desired orders between the inner and outer spaces in small scaled residential buildings and other conceptual spatial formations according to the suggested ideas aiming to improve conventional / manual technical and free hand graphic skills of students whilst developing their original personal styles within the formed 3D relations and the spatial quality are also included in the context of the course.
BUILDING MATERIALS

Course code

ARCH203

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course covers the factors which affect the building materials specification (user requirements, building design, soil, environmental factors, cost, etc.), the properties, and the basic materials used in building construction. The physical properties of the building materials (density, gravity, porosity, void ratio, conductivity, thermal capacity, fire resistance, etc.); the mechanical properties (loading, hardness, toughness, fatigue); and environmental effects of the building materials (soil, water, air pollution and solid waste) are examined. The environmental effects are considered by Life Cycle Analyses. Natural and artificial timber products, natural stone, bricks, concrete and reinforced concrete, steel and other metals, and glass are covered by the course. The other materials are given as research projects to the students. The subjects are examined according to the architectural design principles.
CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-I

Course code

ARCH207

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course contains the analysis, design and constructional principles of the building elements. In this context as a structural element roofs (flat/terrace roofs, hipped and gable roofs, roof elements /post, beam, rafter/, roof trusses, roof finishes, rain gutters and pipes, water and moisture insulation solutions, etc.); as completion elements roof lights, wall openings, stairs, doors and windows, banisters and rails, suspended ceilings, raised floors, etc.; finally as finishes floor, wall, ceiling surface finishes, surface joint finishes, expansion joints finishes, etc. are examined. Following the Introduction to Building Construction course, in Construction and Construction Management course it is aimed to enable the students to gain necessary basic knowledge on designing and constructing the hardware of a building. Subjects are examined in terms of architectural design principles.
BUILDING PHYSICS-I

Course code

ARCH209

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to analyze climate and climatic elements, climatic comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on climate and energy control (site, orientation, building envelope, building form, building distance, etc.), design of built environment as energy efficient passive climate system. Light, visual comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on light control (windows, room dimensions, reflectivity of internal surfaces, obstructions, artificial light sources, etc.), design of natural lighting system, design of artificial lighting system and installation, integrated lighting system. Sound, human health and noise relation, acoustical comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on noise control (site, building distances and orientation, room form, building envelope, obstructions, etc.), design of built environment as noise control system, acoustical design of halls (for speech and music).
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE

Course code

ARCH211

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the ancient architecture and interior design of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilizations from Prehistory to the early Byzantine period. Individual architectural styles, techniques and building types are analyzed, considering the respective cultural, political and social context. It treats the characteristics of the particular periods that constitute the architectural styles, regarding the exteriors, interiors and plans. It offers basic knowledge of the architects/designers and the monuments/buildings of individual periods. It aims to introduce a broad perspective that affects architectural culture and production by pondering on different agents and actors. The course is thought and designed for architecture students.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ARCHXX1

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN-I

Course code

FADA205

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The purpose of this course is to provide students the ability to transfer their sketches, design ides and hand drawings on digital drawings (two-dimensional) with the aid of AutoCAD 2008. In this course, students get familiar to learn to logic of software and hardware systems. During the semester theoretical lectures and class exercises will be to introduced to interior design students help them to be able to draw the planer drawings with the requisite commands. Besides it aimed to ability to draw 3-D modelling with the uses of 3-D necessary commands. Students will gain the ability to computerize generation of drafting and design data using CAD, to create two and three-dimensional drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc.)
Fourth Semester
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-II

Course code

ARCH202

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
The course includes analysing human behaviour with regards to the defined functions and the required spatial patterns, advancing spatial awareness. Accordingly, students desgin small scaled buildings such as mix-use residential buildings, kindergartens, small shops and other spatial formations considering the human and immediate environment, vehicle and pedestrian flow. The aim of the course includes identification of social and cultural values, developing the verbal and writing skills through the discussion of the architectural issues, context, character and identity, etc. and the related concepts such as adaptability and sustainability. Further improvement of graphic skills by using conventional manual techniques and beginning to develop original personal styles within the formed 3D relations and the spatial quality are the concerns of this course.
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANING AND DESIGN

Course code

ARCH204

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The course informes the students about the city, urbanisation, institutional structure of planning relations and the impact and role of socio-cultural and environmental processes on formation of urban setup. Witihin the context of city planning and urban design; definition of the city, its development, components, analysis of the city, land-use plan, transportation plan and administrative issues are also included. Probing these learning and the analytical and functional approach principles, norm and standards of planning in relation to space and architecture through various examples; and to acquaint the student with the models that rest on contemporary theories are the objectives of the course. The course employs lectures, field trips, design exercises on city planning and urban design.
CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-II

Course code

ARCH208

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
In this course, a holistic approach is taken to the hardware of a building of which all structural elements are examined individually previously. The two production processes, which are on site and off site productions, in the construction industry are examined. The conventional way of constructing a building, site organization and management, production stages are covered by on site production. Off site production deals with the prefabricated building systems: prefabricated reinforced concrete panels and frame structures, timber panels and frame structures, steel structures. The target of this course is to enable the students to gain knowledge on the modularization and standardization as well as the work flows in the building production processes and mass productions. Subjects are examined in terms of architectural design principles.
BUILDING PHYSICS-II

Course code

ARCH210

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The contents of this course cover the technical services and systems within a building. The principles of those systems and their integration with architectural design are examined. In this context heating systems (individual and central heating), heating-ventilation-air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; clean / tap water and sanitary systems; electricity / power and lighting system; fire systems and design solutions (emergency exits, fire stairs, etc.); communication systems (telephone, internet, and television); security systems (alarms, cameras, recording, remote-control, etc.) are covered by the course. Students are required to examine those systems, to determine the probable problems and produce possible solutions on the architectural project of an existing building.
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE

Course code

ARCH212

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the architecture and interior design of European civilizations from the early Medieval to the Baroque period. Individual architectural styles, techniques and building types are analyzed, considering the respective cultural, political and social context. It treats the characteristics of the particular periods that constitute the architectural styles, regarding the exteriors, interiors and plans. It offers basic knowledge of the architects/designers and the monuments/buildings of individual periods. It aims to introduce a broad perspective that affects architectural culture and production by pondering on different agents and actors. The course is thought and designed for architecture students.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ARCHXX2

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN-II

Course code

FADA206

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is focused on 3d modeling of an architectural project and an object. The aim of the course is to help to student to model 3 dimensional object with 3d Max program. The interior design students will be able to draw 3 dimensional drawing and modeling from 2 dimensions and be capable for modeling of anything after completing this course. They also be able to perceive 3 dimensions in computer graphics and to draw and make 3 dimensional model from 2 dimensional CAD drawings and images. 3-dimensional object, which is drawn by with 3D Max program, can reach the real view. Therefore the students will learn the selection of appropriate covering with Material Editor, Diffuse Map and Covering with Bitmap.
Fifth Semester
SUMMER TRAINING-I

Course code

ARCH200

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

3
ARCT 200 Summer Training I, covers the “building construction” stage. The student should participate the constructional work on the site and observe the production stages. Those of production stages include the works from the construction schedule and site preparation to the structural completion of the building. Structural completion covers all sub-structural works such as excavation, foundation, retaining walls, ground floor, and super-structural works such as columns, beams, floors, stairs, walls, and roofs. Final finishing stage of the building production is not covered by the training. The duration of the summer training is 30 working days. The student’s work should be supervised by an architect or a structural engineer, and his/her summer training work log book should be approved and signed by the supervisor.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-III

Course code

ARCH301

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
The aim of this course is helping students in designing buildings and their environments and/or forming spatial patterns considering the urban and environmental context of high rise public buildings such as offices, hospitals, dormitories, mix use buildings and etc. It also helps students in structuring the necessary orders by researching the properties of the given (virtual and/or natural) topography and the architectural context. Researching to find appropriate construction systems and materials considering the new and advanced technologies of high rise buildings, vertical circulation, accessibility, climate, building physics, urban identity and skyline problems. Understanding different design languages and enhancing design vocabularies by doing research on different applications, Developing self motivation, imagination through generation of ideas and concepts, Exploring advanced representational materials and techniques, modelling, sketching as a way of developing ideas and concepts, computer aided image production, Identification of self mental and manual skills in order to form the individual styles.
BEHAVIOR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES-I

Course code

ARCH303

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts of statistically determinate forces, types of structures and internal loads. This course also introduces engineering students to the basic techniques required for analysing the majority of the structures and elements which most of structures are composed, including beams, frames, arches, trusses and cables. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the following terms: fundamental concepts of structural analysis, stability and determinacy of structures, analysis of trusses, beams, frames, arches and cables, analytical expressions and diagrams, work and energy principles and their applications in the deformation analysis of structures, influence lines for statically determinate structures.
RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION-I

Course code

ARCH305

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course, in which the theoretical basis related to the preservation of historical structures is formed, includes preservation of historical environment, history of contemporary preservation, restoration and refitting techniques, preservation standards, definition of valuable structures, domestic and international regulations and organizations regarding preservation, examples from the world heritage list and exemplary structures that are preserved. The course also includes understanding the deterioration on structures and the underlying reasons and how to make the necessary archive research before starting a restoration project of a historical structure. The aim of the course can be listed as analyzing the current condition of a historical structure and identifying necessary preservation techniques and offering suggestions as to the reuse of the structures.
INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Course code

ARCH307

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course introduces the interrelated disciplines of landscape architecture, horticulture, planning, and architecture; constitutes a basis for the organisation and design of the functional uses, aesthetic and enjoyable environments; applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design of built environment; explores existing and natural site conditions and their impact on influencing and shaping the built environment. Creating various types and levels of exterior spaces such as, plazas, streets, neighbourhoods, parks, gardens, square, etc. is also included in the context of the course. Moreoever, the course gives a brief information about history of landscape architecture, ancient gardens and landscapes, and contemporary landscape architecture. The course includes introduction of the elements of landscape design (land, water, vegetation, atmosphere, buildings, roads, pedestrian ways etc.) Landscape architectural technology; grading and drainage, plant identification, site construction, planting design.
INTRODUCTION TO INTERIORS

Course code

ARCH309

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
The course is mainly aimed to give opportunity to architecture students to experience working in a different rather than their own discipline. Accordingly they will have the opportunity to understand how an interior designer works, which will improve their performance within the design team. Students are directed to work on a conceptual interior design project. While designing that interior space, the relation between people and interior space, the effects of interior space on people's physical and functional needs are the main concerns of the course. Accordingly, by the end of the course students are expected to understand the definition of interior space and its interaction with its occupants.
HISTORY OF TURKISH AND CYPRIOT ARCHITECTURE

Course code

ARCH311

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the architecture and interior design of 1) the Islamic and especially Turkish civilizations from the Umayyad period to the early Turkish Republic, and 2) of the civilizations on Cyprus. Individual architectural styles, techniques and building types are analyzed, considering the respective cultural, political and social context. It treats the characteristics of the particular periods that constitute the architectural styles, regarding the exteriors, interiors and plans. It offers basic knowledge of the architects/designers and the monuments/buildings of individual periods. It aims to introduce a broad perspective that affects architectural culture and production by pondering on different agents and actors. The course is thought and designed for architecture students.
Sixth Semester
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-IV

Course code

ARCH302

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
Designing the required buildings and their environments and/or forming the appropriate spatial patterns considering the given social, urban, environmental and architectural context will be covered in this course. Functional complexity and spatial variety in organizing indoor and outdoor public spaces will also be studied. Researching to find appropriate construction systems and materials considering the new and advanced technologies of wide span buildings such as exhibition halls, concert halls, sports halls, transportation buildings, airport terminals, stations and etc. Spatial and architectural possibilities of landscape materials. Understanding different design languages and enhancing design vocabularies by doing research on different applications. Developing the verbal and writing skills through the discussion of the architectural issues and self generated ideas as well as the related concepts and the keywords. Exploring advanced representational materials and techniques, modelling, sketching as a way of developing ideas and concepts, computer aided image production. Identification of self mental and manual skills in order to form the individual styles.
BEHAVIOR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES-II

Course code

ARCH304

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts of statistically indeterminate forces, displacement calculation including environmental effects, support movements and temperature effects. This course also introduces architecture students to the basic techniques required for analyzing the majority of the structures and elements, including beams, frames, arches, trusses and cables. Slope deflection and moment distribution theories and influence lines for statically indeterminate structures will also be discussed. At the end of this course, students will be familiar with the following terms: statically indeterminate structures, flexibility and stiffness matrices, virtual work, strain energy, moment areas, column analogy and moment distribution methods, force and displacement method of approach using slope deflection method, force method of approach, matrix method of structural analysis, influence lines.
RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION-II

Course code

ARCH306

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
The aim of the course is to teach students how to prepare surveying, restitution and restoration projects and to help them conduct necessary archive research on the preservation of historical structures. During a field survey, the students are told how to measure a historical structure and to analyze the structure by considering its details. Measurements will be made in the field; and technical drawings and transfer of these measurements to the digital environment will be completed throughout the course. This course also includes researching the reasons leading to the deterioration of the structures, determining the appropriate preservation techniques (reinforcement, integration, reconstruction, refurbishment and restoration) that will eliminate any deterioration. The new structural function should be decided by studying the spatial, structural and frontal aspects of the building. In addition, the requirements and needs of the area in which the structure is situated should be investigated. For this reason, the area in which the structure is situated must be analyzed during the re-functioning phase.
CONTEMPORARY STRUCTURES

Course code

ARCH308

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
The classification of contemporary structures , Natural structures, Geometric and structural principles of design folded plates, shells, membranes, pneumatic structures and space frames, and their application to architectural design will be analyzed in this course. In this lecture, students are supposed to make researches about important contemporary structures. Contemporary structural systems evaluated with all details at the lecture. Structural model of the selected contemporary structures with drawings will be prepared by the students . All contemporary structural systems discuss at the lecture with selected important examples. Wide span and high-rise structures, in terms of overall structural form and behavior, aesthetic, perceptual, historic, economic and social considerations. It includes a historical survey of high-rise structural systems and details.
PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL

Course code

ARCH310

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
Environmentally-conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. The concepts of sustainability, ecological design, green building design and passive solar building design. Reducing the requirement for active heating and cooling systems. Key passive solar building concepts. The solar path in passive design. Passive solar thermodynamic principles. Passive solar control in the vernacular architecture. Passive Houses in Europe. The course is conducted in two parts. The first, the lecture part, deals with the theories and practical applications of the issues. In the second part the students' work will be evaluated. Students of architecture are expected to set a group and select a building and a research subject. Each group is expected to apply passive solar system solutions on a selected project.
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Course code

ARCH312

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the modern and contemporary architecture of the 19th to the 21st centuries from Neoclassicism to Post-Modernism and Deconstructivism. Individual architectural styles, techniques and building types are analysed, considering the respective cultural, political and social context. It treats the characteristics of the particular periods that constitute the architectural styles, regarding the exteriors, interiors and plans. It offers basic knowledge of the architects/designers and the monuments/buildings of individual periods. It aims to introduce a broad perspective that affects architectural culture and production by pondering on different agents and actors. The course is thought and designed for architecture students.
Seventh Semester
SUMMER TRAINING-II

Course code

ARCH300

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

3
Students will work in an interior design or in an architectural office of their choice for a minimum of 30 days Submission of a daily diary and a written report on experience will be required in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the department.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-V

Course code

ARCH401

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

9
Designing the complex architectural and urban environment in the context of a historical site. Analysing the social and economic characteristics and cultural transformation processes of the area and are expected to articulate this analysis with their design decisions. Comprehending and discussing the social and cultural values through visual, verbal and written expressions. Researching to find appropriate construction systems and materials considering the new and advanced technologies and theories of conservation, renovation, re-evaluation and re-use. Understanding different design languages and enhancing design vocabularies by doing research on different applications such as hotels, museums, culture centers and such typologies that can present different solutions according to culture and society. Developing the ability to build project programs and to organize fulfilling spatial structures.
INTEGRATED APPLICATION PROJECT

Course code

ARCH403

Credit

4

Theoretical

2

Practical

4

Ects

6
This course aims to synthesise the occupational knowledge gained in the theoretical disciplines and the actual application. Students are provided with the awareness and ability of integrating the environmental, spatial, structural, functional and aesthetical decisions that are essential for the construction of a building in a holistic manner. Within this context, it is aimed to encourage students to search and to create their own solutions according to their project proposals. The course deals with the application drawings of the completed architectural project in detail and the expression and presentation techniques and standards that are applied in harmony with the working stages. Within this process, it is also expected to equip students with professional practice.
ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATION PROJECT RESEARCH

Course code

ARCH405

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
In the first part of this course students prepare for the design project and become familiar with the concept of research that is used specifically in the design discipline. In the second part, students prepare concept studies and spatial sketches related to the project and in the last part students submit an avant project which will be continued in ARCT402. The primary purpose is to make students to identify a subject, collect information and data systematically, to analyse and prepare a presentation on the findings. The additional aim of this course is to develop an understanding of conducting research and writing a proper academic paper. Another aim of this course is to develop an understanding of theoretical context of related disciplines such as history, environment, etc., and of transformation of these data into architectural knowledge. Case studies will be undertaken and the understanding of architecture through structural and environmental determinants will be developed.
COST ESTIMATION AND SITE MANAGEMENT

Course code

ARCH407

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the accounting and to the importance in the construction management. General accounting concepts, balance sheet and income statement, principles of cost and construction accounting , accounting for budget and program. Basic management functions, planning organisation, scheduling and control of construction projects. The role of the architect in the society, codes and basic laws, finance, time value for money, value increase, investment and feasibility, contracts. General management rules: managerial decisions, planning, coordination, control of an organization, accounting. Construction Management: Analyses of a work, programming, and control of performance, site organization, bill of quantities, estimating, and progress payment. Information on the administration of a major design project is given. Client and trade relations are emphasised.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ARCHXX3

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Eighth Semester
ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATION PROJECT

Course code

ARCH402

Credit

6

Theoretical

4

Practical

4

Ects

13
In this course the students’ ability of researching, interpretation and solutions to problems that are overlapping the local and regional concerns, from micro to macro scales will be developed. The students are lead to address programs that require relatively complex theoretical and professional issues. They also will have the ability to design the building complex in urban context; to discuss the self-generated ideas, related concepts and the keywords with the jury members. They will improve their design ideas by different design languages and present their designs by using manual and computational techniques in explaining the construction, the structure, form, function, and aesthetical /stylistic relations. This course is a combination of all the architectural education courses in the curriculum.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES

Course code

ARCH404

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
This course intends to clarify the following questions: What is a trademark? How and why is it registered? What is an invention? Patents and utility models. What is a design? How is it protected? Intellectual property, artistic property and copyrights. Design law in practice in TRNC, Turkey and EU. Comprehension of ethical issues in design practice, ability to make firm planning and positioning, competence of managing the business’s finances; preparing design contracts and product pricing, proficiency of dealing with human resources; contracts; agreement with clients; marketing and outreach. Protection of trademarks, designs, and inventions by licence. Design piracy prohibition and related acts. Studies on detail processing, specification writing, surveying and building codes, cost analysis. Working out diagrams, charts and matrices.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ARCHXX4

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
DESIGN CULTURE

Course code

FADA406

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
Culture has become a central concern across a wide range of disciplines. This course indicates how and why culture practices and institutions have come to play such an important role in our lives, and introduce some of the central ideas, concepts and methods of analysis involved in conducting cultural studies. Understanding Popular Culture; difference between the high culture, folk culture and popular culture; the influences of relations of production and consumption on design issues. Students will also learn about the competence of understanding today's design world, the ability to correlate the relationship between the designer and the individual, the competence of critical and result-oriented thinking in design in general, the ability to comprehend how the new consumer society effects the design process.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4

Optional modules

VISUAL DESIGN WITH PHOTOSHOP

Course code

INAR224

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course helps students to understand the most common Photoshop features and the techniques used in interior design applications. Visual Design with Photoshop course is an introductory course on projects, photography and electronic imaging techniques. Interior design students are expected to acquire basic technical knowledge of digital images including project and image developing, enlarging and paper processing in synchronization. An introduction to the graphic capabilities of a sophisticated full colour computer graphics system is also given. Using advanced "user-friendly'' software designed primarily for artists, architect, interior designer and graphic designers, students will learn to create art, project and design on the computer. Subjects covered will include computer Photoshop terminology, saving and recalling images on disk, digitizing a photographic image, and producing ``hard copy'.
VISUAL DESIGN WITH COMPUTER AIDED PRESENTATION

Course code

ARCH421

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
Visual Design develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, and presentation. The course will particularly focus on the relations between perception, image, presentation and will examine several aspects of visuality and image with Adobe Photoshop programme. Visual Design with Computer Aided Presentation will cover the most common Photoshop features and the techniques used in preparing images projects, designing for print and for use in page layouts and page designs in desktop publishing applications. It is an introductory course on projects, photography and electronic imaging techniques. Students are expected to acquire basic technical knowledge of digital images including project and image developing, enlarging and paper processing in synchronization. An introduction to the presentation capabilities of a sophisticated full color computer graphics system. Using advanced ``user-friendly'' software designed primarily for artists, architect, interior designer and graphic designers, students will learn to create presentation techniques on project and design on the computer. Subjects covered will include computer photoshop terminology, saving and recalling images on disk, digitizing a photographic image, and producing ``hard copy'.
MARINE BREAKWATER TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS

Course code

ARCH485

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
ERGONOMICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Course code

INAR107

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
This course for interior design department students analyzes the human factors, anthropometric data and their impacts on broad aspects of design development. Subjects include systems reliability, sensory and motor processes, basic research techniques and anthropometric studies. It explores ergonomic standards, universal design principles and their application. It aims to introduce static and dynamic dimensions of human body; to develop of the knowledge and awareness of the students about the significance of anthropometry and to improve their ability of applying anthropometric data effectively on design projects. It involves the interference of the human body with the physical components of some of the prototypical interior spaces in which people live, work and entertain.
CREATIVITY IN DESIGN

Course code

GRAP461

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Course code

GRDE207

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
At the beginning of the photography course enables students to use camera and photography as a medium of creating the visual message. They will effectively use photography as a means for self-expression or cultural comment. This class aims to provide students with a rigorous training in the mechanics of the digital camera: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photo editing software. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes. Not only shooting and technical skills are stressed in this course, but also, critical issues surrounding photography as action, artistic medium, and cultural product through selected as readings and class discussions.
SPACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

Course code

ARCH477

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

The concept of space and its components. The traditional and contemporary approaches that make space to work. Space organizations and spatial changes. Different building typologies and basic principles of design. Space analysis and techniques, classification of spaces and building types. Space analysis based on form and morphology. The exploration and experience of analysis techniques referred to different scale of spaces.
DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Course code

INPD309

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course introduces the concept of "sustainability" since it gained gradually importance. It is integrated into design projects. In this course guidelines and examples are be used to emphasize the practical aspects of sustainable design. The course aims to challenge students to re-evaluate the discipline with an ecological consciousness on human health and environmental issues. The course includes initiate discussions on issues such as factors causing environmental problems, philosophical approaches towards the environment, the power of design to contribute to environmental concerns, consumption habits etc. Valuable case studies are included in the course and while considering the design aspects of the product, students are required to design a project with awareness of the global environment.
STYLES AND FASHION IN DESIGN

Course code

INAR444

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course is designed for interior design students to give them knowledge and capability to understand acquire a basic comprehension of the nature of styles and fashion in terms of interior architecture; appreciate the economic, psychological, and sociological factors influencing these styles; be able to analyze current trends. The Students are required to understand and explore creative thinking in regarding to design in order to understand the connection between styles and fashion in relation with interior design. By doing that students expected to comprehend the evaluation of innovative design. On the other hand the course aims to make students to experience the mentioned interrelation with interior design, styles and fashion in relation with the subject, by doing design exercises.
COLOUR CULTURE

Course code

GRDE304

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course covers the basic principles, theories and their applications of colours. Colour theory create a logical structure for colour. There are three basic categories of colour theory: The colour wheel, colour harmony, and the context of how colours are used. The student develops working skills with thinking and information of colour design for a variety of visual effects. This course involves the development of colour perception, expression, and application in traditional and digital imagery, using two-dimensional formats through a series of problem-solving exercises and projects. To understand the creative use of colour; the chemical, physical and psychological aspects of colour. It also allows researching the colour culture of different countries.
HISTORY OF INTERIORS AND FURNITURE

Course code

INAR308

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
The main aim of this course is to help students to understand the meaning of furniture and the evolution of interior design and furniture design in relation to styles and periods, mainly considering the last 200 years including Victorian style, art nouveau, arts & crafts, art deco, modernism, post-war modernism, reconstruction and rationalism, pop culture, conformist, reformist and eclectic. Course has a twofold content which deals with the technical and aesthetic norms, historical and socio cultural dimensions of traditional decorative arts and crafts such as masonry, stonework, iron welding, wood carving, marbling, miniature, calligraphy, tile work, mosaics, carpeting, rugs, and also ancient history and style changes in furniture design especially since the last two century, related to social and cultural aspects of the society.
HISTORY OF ART-I

Course code

FADA209

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the works of art of the Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Western civilisations from Prehistory to the Renaissance , including the cultures of the Bronze Age, the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras, and the western medieval periods, early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic . Individual art historical styles, types of works of art, subject matters, iconography, semiotics and techniques are analysed, considering the respective cultural, historical, political and social context. The changing notions of the question “what is art, and what is an artist?” serve as background throughout the course.
DIGITAL PRACTICE

Course code

GRDE108

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
An introductory course in the fundamentals of digital technology, including their roles in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages. Study of the major drawing and imaging software used in the graphic design industry. Students will become familiar with digital tools and terminology as they apply to creative visual communication. Through project critiques, discussion and demonstrations students will create projects that examine technology as an art medium and a design strategy. The goal of this course is to explore fundamental techniques mostly in Adobe Photoshop. Ideal for students eager to explore Adobe Photoshop, work with layer techniques, gain an understanding of how to do basic photo repairs and color enhancements.
MARINE CHARACTERISTICS AND CONSTRUCTION

Course code

ARCH484

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

3
WORKSHOP PRACTICE IN MODEL MAKING

Course code

INPD207

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course encourages students to combine skills from a range of studies to design and produce objects. The purpose of this course is to help students to transfer their ideas into 3 dimensional visualization and to produce a prototype model with the uses of different techniques like wood technology, plastic technology, metal technology, glass technology, ceramic technology etc. Students work with a variety of tools to design, create and finish presentation models. By working with simple hand tools, metal shop machinery and painting equipment, students are expected to become familiar with the techniques commonly employed in accurate scale model making, assembling and finishing.
TYPOLOGY OF BUILDING AND INTERIOR SPACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

Course code

INAR437

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
The aim of the course is to help students to understand and develop perception and creative thinking on special design issue and to gain experience and insight into the process of analysing complex design problems in terms of conceptual and thematic contents as well as technical and economic potentials and constraints on brand space example. The students who complete this course will be able to understand and explore creative thinking in brand space design. They also comprehend the evaluation of innovative design in regarding brand space design theory deals with a series of functional, geometrical, structural, environmental, cultural, psychological and aesthetical problems related to building typology. Residential, industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and recreational buildings, health care, tourism, transportation facilities are analysed focusing on interior space.
GEOMETRY FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Course code

INAR109

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

3
This course for interior design department students is an introduction to trigonometry and analytic geometry in two and three dimensions. It is projected for design students to refresh their knowledge on elementary geometry, geometric configuration study, properties of geometric shapes and forms, geometric construction and to apply this knowledge in design process. It includes equations of lines, planes and volumes, equations of circles and conic sections; resolution of triangles; quadratic surfaces; polar coordinates and gridal systems. It also offers the subjects of dimension, proportion, scale and golden section. It aims to improve the knowledge of the students about the relation of geometric shapes and forms, ability of geometric analysis of designing objects and realization of composition.
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

Course code

GRDE208

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
A variety of photo and digital based printmaking techniques (high and low-tech) will be introduced as alternative means of printing photographic images to present new methods of layering and manipulating images along with and beyond that of traditional photographic and digital printing. The techniques introduced will incorporate textural and hand-drawn elements with an array of multiple-colour and multiple-image layering possibilities. These approaches will be further applied with a focus on the concept and serial image development utilizing an expanded vocabulary of format and presentation. Also, in the course, students are further introduced to computers and software relating to the subject.
ARCHITECTURAL SPACE IN MOVIES

Course code

ARCH241

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

This course is about the use of architectural design in movies and an introduction to film as a contemporary art form. It emphasizes close observation and analysis of essential film language, specifically architectural design. Screenings for this course include a broad range of films and film excerpts representing different time periods, cultures, and cinematic traditions. Students record their reactions to films in weekly journal entries or short response papers and posters. Students who complete this course will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of architectural space in movies.
PORTFOLIO DESIGN

Course code

GRDE404

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

6
"This course gives practical information pertaining to the area of design. It focuses on relations with clients, legal, financial, administrative problems, office organization and so on. This course serves as a forum to discuss and prepares for the concerns of the professional world by guest lecturers. The emphasis is placed on budgeting skills, portfolio preparation, presentation refinement and professional practices, including ethical issues related to the profession. In this course, the students begin to structure their design projects into a cohesive and formal portfolio of work, preparing them for internship and employment opportunities. In addition it emphases is placed on interviewing skills, portfolio preparation, and presentation refinement. At the end of this course, students expected to be ready to go their first job interview. "
HISTORY OF ARTS-II

Course code

FADA210

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course provides a chronological survey of the works of (western) art from the Renaissance to the second half of the 20th century, including the Baroque, Neoclassicism, Historicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Postimpressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, New Objectivity, Purism, Neo-Plasticism, Suprematism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Post-Modernism. Individual art historical styles, types of works of art, subject matters, iconography, semiotics and techniques are analysed, considering the respective cultural, historical, political and social context. The changing notions of the question “what is art, and what is an artist?” serve as background throughout the course.
HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course code

GRDE311

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The course concerns with the history of graphic design beginning from the first representations of visual communication. Students get a general information about the evolution of graphic design in different realms. Gutenberg's print press is a milestone. Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, the effects of Industrial Revolution on graphic design is the main focus issues. Different design movements will be represented with a comparative analysis. The main concern is to make links between the concepts, art movements, and historical events. The course ends with the First Things First Manifest which has been declared at 1964 by Ken Garland. With this critical point, students are expected to comprehend the changing role of graphic design.
INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Course code

GRDE303

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
Interactive Design blends theoretical and practical perspectives in the areas of visualization and interactivity into several focused projects using interactivity for education, entertainment, and industrial purposes. The hands-on and guided practice centers on software and other design interfaces with which the system defines and/or responds to the users’ behavior. However the purpose of this course is to introduce interactive design techniques to enable the student to use their design and software knowledge as a basis specifically learning how to design an online interaction design like an interactive magazine, book, website, and application is the main area of progress and objective.
WOOD AND GLASS TECHNOLOGY

Course code

ARCH409

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

Comprehensive consideration of contemporary structural materials of wood and glass with the reference to their application in architectural and interior design.
EXHIBITION DESIGN

Course code

GRAP465

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
Exhibition design is the process of developing an exhibit by using different presentation and communication techniques. It needs management skills for all the steps of a project, and working with different disciplines like architecture, industrial design, scene design and graphic design etc. Therefore exhibition design course applies an education program to increase students' perception by showing them to design by thinking the location, dimension, and surface. In this course, the theoretical sources are combined and shared with good examples from the entire world. The application areas are; museums, cultural galleries, promotions, shop case arrangements, trade fairs, showrooms, displays, outdoor applications, mobile exhibitions, orientation and announcement applications, location applications of corporate identity, studio and scene applications etc.
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Course code

INAR204

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to teach interior design students to work on interdisciplinary design projects within a team. Accordingly create an conceptual framework and conditions of validity of this framework nourished by interdisciplinary fields of art, design and philosophy give students a chance to extend their insights in design. Students are encouraged to work in fields other than their own majors. In that case the main aim of the course is to provide an opportunity to student work as teams on a design project rather than INTERIOR DESIGN. Design critiques is essential in order to make students understand the concept issue is an essential part of a design project.
PHYSICAL PLANNING OF TOURISM ESTABLISHMENTS

Course code

ARCH475

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Course code

FADA308

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of the course is to teach students to work on interdisciplinary design projects within a team. Accordingly create a conceptual framework and conditions of validity of this framework nourished by interdisciplinary fields of art, design and philosophy give students a chance to extend their insights in design. Students are encouraged to work in fields other than their own majors. In that case, the main aim of the course is to provide an opportunity to student working in multidiciplinary media as teams on a design project. Design critiques are essential in order to make students understand the concept issue is an essential part of a design project.
CLAY AND PLASTER IN DESIGN

Course code

INPD456

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course code

GRDE312

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course highlights significant events in graphic design through the study of major movements and designers. A survey of Graphic design’s contemporary history which provides a historical perspective of the evolution of graphic design and its contribution to culture. Students will learn how new technology influenced graphic design and its expression after the industrial revolution. This course enables students to enhance an overview of the historical styles, movements, people, and events of graphic design to help them design more creative, appropriate, and intelligent solutions to graphic design problems or issues. This course also surveys the design profession, the graphic design discipline, its many specialties as well as resources available for graphic designers.
BASIC JEWELLERY DESIGN

Course code

INPD444

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

ADVERTISING DESIGN

Course code

GRDE307

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of the course is to inform the students about advertisement, advertising and designer’s role in the AD World and capability to design advertisement besides to analyze them. In this course, students compare traditional and interactive outlets in order to develop a clear understanding of the differences and similarities between businesses in print and interactive media production. Students learn to apply traditional principles where they are appropriate and to discover and apply a new fundamental understanding to developing and working within the various print and interactive environments. Marketing, advertising and sales, addressing the elements and requirements of information distribution are also covered.
VISUAL DESIGN WITH PHOTOSHOP

Course code

IMIM224

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course helps students to understand the most common Photoshop features and the techniques used in interior design applications. Visual Design with Photoshop course is an introductory course on projects, photography and electronic imaging techniques. Interior design students are expected to acquire basic technical knowledge of digital images including project and image developing, enlarging and paper processing in synchronization. An introduction to the graphic capabilities of a sophisticated full colour computer graphics system is also given. Using advanced ``user-friendly'' software designed primarily for artists, architect, interior designer and graphic designers, students will learn to create art, project and design on the computer. Subjects covered will include computer Photoshop terminology, saving and recalling images on disk, digitizing a photographic image, and producing ``hard copy'.
PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

Course code

GRTA305

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
The aim of this course is to introduce printmaking techniques, terminology, and equipment’s and tools, which enables students to produce prints works with different hand work techniques such as Relief printmaking, Intaglio printmaking, mono print and slick Screen-printing. This course also encourages them to use their own creativity and combine different techniques and materials. Understanding of color is identical and important in which they practically experience with their print works, and understand how and which color should be used in their print works. Being cautious about the toxic materials and solvents is vital, one who uses a studio has to pay attention to the use of materials, in order to protect himself/herself and others.
PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

Course code

GRDE305

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
The aim of this course is to introduce printmaking techniques, terminology, and equipment’s and tools, which enables students to produce prints works with different hand work techniques such as Relief printmaking, Intaglio printmaking, mono print and slick Screen-printing. This course also encourages them to use their own creativity and combine different techniques and materials. Understanding of color is identical and important in which they practically experience with their print works, and understand how and which color should be used in their print works. Being cautious about the toxic materials and solvents is vital, one who uses a studio has to pay attention to using materials, in order to protect himself/herself and others.
CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION

Course code

GRDE403

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
An advanced illustration studio examining the creation of tactile, textural and pattern applications in graphic design. Exploration of media, materials, styles and techniques for use in various design projects. Emphasis is placed on the development of hand skills and quick sketch techniques to better communicate visual ideas. Students learn to build a connection between the visual images and concepts. The illustration represents the conceptual matter into a visual communication element. Students study to create illustrations digitally using the drawing tablets as well. Illustrations of picture books, maps, characters, patterns, emoticons, concept, scientific, botany and so on are the subjects of this course.
TASARIMDA STIL VE MODA

Course code

İÇMİM444

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
This course is designed for interior design students to give them knowledge and capability to understand acquire a basic comprehension of the nature of styles and fashion in terms of interior architecture; appreciate the economic, psychological, and sociological factors influencing these styles; be able to analyze current trends. The Students are required to understand and explore creative thinking in regarding to design in order to understand the connection between styles and fashion in relation with interior design. By doing that students expected to comprehend the evaluation of innovative design. On the other hand the course aims to make students to experience the mentioned interrelation with interior design, styles and fashion in relation with the subject, by doing design exercises.
ART AND AESTHETIC

Course code

GRTA391

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course focuses on aesthetics, art, philosophy of art, the difference between aesthetics and philosophy of art, aesthetics and functional processes in the production and consumption (perception) of art, topics in arts, style, the identification of technical and material properties in art, concepts such as space and time dimensions in art and similar concepts, which are being used for centuries in the interpretation of art works, construct the basic concepts of aesthetics. The course also aims to teach students the relationship between aesthetics, art, artist and creativity, effects of art, ethics. From antique age to the nineteenth century, aesthetics and theories of art philosophy will be emphasized. The topics related to aesthetics and philosophy of art will be discussed in the context of the contemporary period. This course also aims to examine the relationship between aesthetics and art and non-art phenomena in historical processes and contribute to the aesthetic development of the individuals.

TR Applicants

TR Students who are successful in the exams conducted by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and are entitled to enroll in our university in line with their preferences can complete the registration process with the necessary documents for registration from our Registration and Liaison Offices throughout Turkey or from the Registrar's Office on campus.

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TRNC citizens and TR citizen candidate students who have completed their entire high school education in TRNC. They are placed in undergraduate programs in line with their success in the CIU Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam and the programs they prefer.

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Required documents;

  • Completed application form,
  • Higher/Secondary Certificate or equivalents (e.g. O/A’Level, WAEC/NECO),
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival,
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate,
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application).

 

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