Graphic Design Undergraduate Curriculum (2014-2015) Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

- Area Elective

CMPE185 -

GRT101 - Basic Design for Graphic Design I
Teaching plastic arts? basic elements and principles; realizing two-dimensional works in accordance with design principles (aptitude, unity, regnant, contrast, balance, measure, gap, rate, movement, hierarchy) by using design elements (fullstop, line, spot, tissue, color, light-shadow, perspective and light-dark).

GRT102 - Basic Design for Graphic Design II
Teaching plastic arts? basic elements and principles; realizing two-dimensional colourful works in accordance with design principles (aptitude, unity, regnant, contrast, balance, measure, gap, rate, movement, hierarchy) by using design elements (fullstop, line, spot, tissue, color, light-shadow, perspective, and light-dark).

GRT111 - Drawing for Graphic Design I
Objects from nature catch-ups; pattern works from model: plasterwork bust, torse, pattern drawings from live models; movement plans on bodies: body drawings, cubist form of body, geometric, simplified, mobile and functional figures; portrait drawings; personalizing the figure; facilitating movement to the figure; quick drawing techniques.

GRT112 - Drawing for Graphic Design II
Objects from nature catch-ups; pattern works from model: plasterwork bust, torse, pattern drawings from live models; movement plans on bodies: body drawings, cubist form of body, geometric, simplified, mobile and functional figures; portrait drawings; personalizing the figure; facilitating movement to the figure; quick drawing techniques.

GRT113 - Technical Drawin
Drawing items, fundemantals of usage and writing and drawing techniques; two-dimensional geometrical drawings, regular polygon, spiral and oval drawings, technique of paralel vertical projection; real sights of objects designed on basic projection platforms; movement principles and icons of these sights; parallel perspective kinds; isometric and ca

GRT114 - Form and Structure
In line with the designing principles and methods, basic designing elements that form the design; three dimensional designs using various materials.

GRT142 - History of Art
Art, stages, styles of civilizations from first appearance of mankind up to now; relations and interactions of the civilization about appearance and development of art, natural environment, socio-economic structure, political and social pattern; prehistoric, protohistoric, early history, historical ages, Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Greek and Rome’s work of art; Roman gothic, Renaissance manierism, Barok, Rokoko etc.

GRT201 - Graphic Design I
The language of graphic narrative; graphic presentation techniques and visual materials; symbolic and conceptual graphic design work ( pictogram-corporate identity studies, etc.) in graphic design problem-solving techniques; approach to problem, research, analysis, synthesis phase, knowledge of composition; color information.

GRT202 - Graphic Design II
Basic graphic symbols, through the creation of the perception of volume and size in graphic design and preliminary preparations for the study of the logo on a basic level; basic graphic in the discipline of concrete and abstract concepts.

GRT221 - Typography
The history and importance of typography and a general information about its place; compositions with these characters; color, size, volume, repetition in composition with rhythm, balance, hierarchy items.

GRT222 - Digital Typography
Use of writing in a computer environment, format, and plans to teach the effects of stain as typefaces; the effects of the use of the letter and the text pattern; experimental designs and poster, magazine cover designs.

GRT223 - Computer-Aided Design I
Graphic design program, current design process, the basic features; the logic, how it works, and basic formats of photoshop.

GRT226 - Computer Aided Design II
Graphic design programs and their interactions with each other; illustrator program and its vectoral based logic; design of graphical products.

GRT231 - Photography
Camera and shooting equipment, lighting techniques, composition and prepress processes.

GRT232 - Advertisemen Photography
Design-oriented solutions to problems encountered in the field of commercial photography; the production of freelance and narrative projects; design elements and principles; strong research and applications in the field of photographic expression; photographic designs for different uses and applications; simple Photoshop application.

GRT241 - History of Turkish Art
The past, traditions, the process of its emergence, and the stages it has gone up to now; skills of recognizing, distinguishing, synthesising and analysing the cultural values of societies; the art of Middle East (pre-Islamic Turkish art), the art of the period of principalities and Seljuk, Ottoman art, the Republic period art and contemporary Turk

GRT242 - History of Graphics Design
The history of graphic design to the present day; the development of graphic arts in Turkey and in the world.

GRT301 - Graphic Design III
Pictogram studies: visual communication method that was created with the stylization of the icons project; the preparation of any institution?s or organization?s set of pictograms; information design studies; the knowledge acquired in their work, pictogram, typography, basic information combined with the creation of infogram.

GRT302 - Graphic Design IV
Logo concept; visual identity design; values represented by the brand; printed and visual material design in order to form an institution's identity.

GRT313 - Printmaking I
The history of printmaking, art history, and graphic artists; the original techniques of these artists; monotype print works with natural or synthetic materials, and print basic information about the logic of the image;hHigh-pressure techniques, linocut and woodcut printmaking techniques.

GRT314 - Printmaking II
Silk-screen printing technique produced with the artistic and industrial studies; print preparation, exposuring, and discusions of the applications of printing processes; traditional methods, and computer-generated designs, single-color and multi-color printing techniques; Miniprint and Exlibris studies of learned techniques with error-free manner.

GRT321 - Illustration
Visual communication/illustration of visual expression as a means of practical examination; examples selected from the printed media with the aim of defining the illustration style and personal approach to discussion and analysis; technical and artistic considerations; specified applications within the scope of the project, illustrative language.

GRT322 - Digital Illustration
Illustration of the logic; color and layer properties, such as texture and lighting effects with different information; freelance illustration, different approaches.

GRT326 - Web Design I
Describes the concepts of www and Html. File types image formats are taught. Visualizations are designed suitable for the web environment. Also the interface of a website is defined subtleties are taught. As a result of this the interface of a website designed. This information program is a basic introduction to the flash on a Web AD, and designed

GRT331 - Printing Techniques
The printing history, printing in Turkey, printing types, relief printing, letterpress, flexo printing, hot composing (linotype, monotype), printing block, flat printing, offset printing, web offset, intaglio printing, gravure printing, perforated printing, serigraphy, pre-printing preparations, forma, color discrimination, montage, pattern, foldin

GRT333 - Semiotics
Semiotics lessons, signs, symbols, icons, adaptive experiments, image interpretation, formal review, conceptual critique, consciousness ?six studies, ideas, the creation of sketches, concept sketches in the light of merging; methods of analysis of the overlap with the message criteria.

GRT401 - Graphic Design V
Typography, image, advertising, the graphic elements of the photo for the purpose of communication, by considering the target audience so that they form a whole design and implementation.

GRT402 - Graphic Design VI
Pre-design analysis, target audience analysis within the framework of the study and analysis of graphic design forms; design by the method of division of labor in a bureau in a way that corresponds with the implementation of the project and presentation.

GRT431 - Research Techniques
Scientific research methods and techniques, problem, purpose, importance, and limitations; scientific research methods, choosing population and sample; preparing a thesis/ project proposal in the graphic design field. 2

GRT499 - Training II
20 days of training in design field.

STAJ - Internship

Elective Courses

GRT162 - Artistic Anatomy
Regional surface anatomy, upper and lower extremities, ratio of torso, head and neck; drawings of skeletons, muscles and live model.

GRT181 - Introduction to Graphics Design Programs
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for preparation to computer aided courses; the difference of vector and bitmap processing..

GRT261 - Colour and Composition
The formation and definition of the color, light colors and pigment colors, color theory, color psychology, color sociology; the main colors, Dec colors, simultaneous (misleading) colors, complementary (complementary) and cold-warm colors and the composition of the theoretical applications.

GRT271 - Sound, Music and Effects in Visual Design
The use of sound and music in visual design; the classical western music history, the musical education that ranges from modern music modern to electronic music, alternative genres, and effect types. Making use of case studies and applications, the students are encouraged to acquire the ability to convert their musical awareness into a language.

GRT282 - Modelling and Scale Model
Three-dimensional comprehension of principles and concepts that make up the design in parallel to design principles and methods; application of three-dimensional designs and models of designs which are two-dimensional on the surface using various materials.

GRT284 - Contemporary Art Movements
The new world order in the aftermath of WWI and the relationships between social developments and art movements resulting from scientific and technological advancements; Dadaism, Surrealism, Suprematism, Cubism, Pop Art, Hepening, Conceptual Art, Video Art, Action Painting, Art and Craft, Installation, Constructivism, Kinetic Art, and other contemp

GRT286 - Graphic Storytelling
The history of the subjects of the graphical narration and its types.Theapplication of the techniques and methods of graphical narration with student projects are the content of the course.

GRT332 - Design Psychology
Optical properties, visual perception, visual thinking, visual warning, illusion and Gestalt principles; visual methods of expression, consciousness -knowledge and experience in topics such as the importance of subliminal perception.

GRT351 - Information Design
The use of the language of graphic design, vector Interactive Software during symbol production, the use of Interactive Software to use in graphic design, image processing and pixel; the topicality of the concept design in systematics, the current knowledge to use as the icon, the stages of a professional solution: concept analysis; the creation of

GRT352 - Packaging
Three-dimensional design, label, and a label to the form design, packaging design, color psychology and the relationship of the box form design, paper types, weights, cutting and folding possibilities and limitations, cutting and folding techniques, sectoral factors, topic and industry made by preferences and limitations in the production of the

GRT361 - Contemporary Art Workshop
Application of the developed concepts with fundamental principles of visual arts using various materials and presentation methods.

GRT372 - Advanced Serigraphy
CMYK Serigraphy printig technique learning

GRT374 - Industrial Graphics
Usage areas and industrial product, industrial businesses, practical issues of graphic signs and symbols; electronic equipment in ergonomic design.

GRT376 - Web Design II
Web interface design with Adobe Photoshop and illustrator, Dreamweaver and Page Layout program and the preparation of HTML pages, web site structure, font usage, main window, palette, control palette, TOOL BOX, site window, creating a new site, multimedia concept, multimedia tools also, Sitemap, link control, installation of the site server.

GRT378 - Social Media Design
Social media aspects for advertising purposes and promotion; effective use of blogs; commercial web Product Management and social media Web sites.

GRT432 - Marketing Communications and Advertising
Advertising, historical development, basic concepts, media, society, advertising methods should be suitable for the purpose advertised functionality of the application that need to be informed about the formation of the hierarchical structure, the definition of advertising and communication, subject, and classification by type of advertisement, adv

GRT452 - Portfolio Design
Determining a target group of a portfolio, presentations, styles and techniques of presentations, and preliminary parts of them; preparation of a CV, professional portfolio in different formats, implementations related to relationship between a designer and a customer in business life.

GRT454 - Experimental Design
Finding creative ideas in graphic design; creating experimental environment, thinking and researching with designer identity; creating and identifying problems; finding solutions that are not experimented; thinking and finding ideas fastly; creating different presentation methods for the presentation of ideas; applying designs.

GRT462 - Forensic Art
Basic concepts about forensic art; the anatomic and morphologic structure of the face; 2D and 3D reconstruction of face sample works and implementations.

GRT472 - Movie and TV Graphics
Adobe After Effects, premiere, and 3ds Max the program; video footage of the visuals used in 3D models; the stages of construction starting from scratch, storyboard, video shooting stage, the integration of techniques and programs used at the stage of mounting and the output.

GRT474 - Character and Stage Design for Computer Games
Artistic and technique approaches of game object and game levels; creating basic movement of game objects.

GRT476 - Agency Business
Opening a graphic agency, laws and regulations, organizational chart of the graphic agency, departments, tools and materials, work-flow, employer and agency relationships; the evaluation of the cost of graphic projects, materials and tools used in the projects and unit price analysis.

GRT478 - Image and Audio Processing
Methods of processing and editing digital images and sounds on computer environment; preparing a composition with still and animated images, doing editing, and managing the manipulation and synchronization of images according to the sounds and effects.

GRT482 - Animation II
Personal animation film project and/or career objectives defined according to the stage of animation production work, starting from the idea of the spectacle; stages of the filmmaking process.

GRT484 - Interdisciplinary Media Applications
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator and 3ds Max programs in parallel with each other by using a music video or promotional film; using certain techniques of shooting our film, effects, color correction, synchronization, and output stages of assembly.

GRT485 - Art and Utopia
The definitions of art and utopia, art in utopia, utopian thinking methods by means of art, utopia and the areas utopian thinking method is used; film demonstrations and analysis of sample literary books.

GRT486 - Advanced Animation
The animation style advertising, film and movie credits concept, in accordance with the purpose and features of the subject; animation style movie production techniques; animation style of movie titles.

GRT488 - Creative Communication
The concept of living in the world of advertising; working at an ad agency, task definitions, and relationships, along with the A B C`s of creativity in advertising brief, creative brief, press announcement, advertisement concepts; press advertisement, commercials; presentation and preparation of a campaign.

GRT492 - Design Analysis
Creative thinking, concept development and creating ideas.

GRT494 - Contemporary Art and
Contemporary movement and approaches; files of international meetings (biannual, triannual and documentary) which have shaped the future of art and their concepts.

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course includes activities aiming at improving students’ vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate at A1 Level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as feelings, food and drink, free time activities and daily routines. Various cultural elements are also involved in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

ENG122 - Basic English II
This course includes vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

HIST 101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST 102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

HIST 201 - History of Civilizations
This class will trace the development of Western Civilization by concentrating on political, social, economic, and religious continuity and. There will be three basic divisions in the course from The Ancient world to The Middle Ages, from Middle Ages to Rise of Modernity and from the Rise of Modernity to the Modern West. Numerous areas will cover including the following: the First Civilizations, Hebrews, Greeks, City States, Christianity, Modernity, individuals influencing history and vice versa, rise and fall of governments, long and short term causes for important events, reasons for rise of “the West. When finished, students should have a broad understanding of the importance of Western Civilization within the modern world.

TURK 401 -

TURK 402 -