Visual Language I (VA 201)

2005 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
6.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Erdağ Aksel,
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This course intends to convey the basic knowledge of seeing. Various methods for the organization of visual elements are utilised in the projects produced by students throughout the semester. These projects will be jointly discussed during the studio critiques to develop necessary skills in reading and analysing visual statements.


This course will start with some information and exercises about seeing and creating images. It will move on to the basic visual elements and their various characteristics. How do we see? Principles of Gestalt in terms of visual perception in design. Closure/proximity/grouping/continuity.Basic design exercises to consciously assemble various visual elements to achieve the particular effect we desire -Strategies of unification- Contrast and Harmony