Project Studio I (VA 301)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
6/7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Elif Emine Ayiter, Selim Birsel,
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VA201 VA203
Studio work/practice,Group tutorial
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Project based learning,Task based learning,Jigsaw learning
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VA section: Introduction to painting, sculpture and to basic notions of art making. Studio research into the numerous possibilities of various styles and approaches to visual art VCD section: Coverage of the basic concepts of Graphic Design, such as Typography, Page Layout and Image creation and processing and their basic interactions.


The course will give the student the necessary knowhow and skills to apply visual principles to art or design projects and the ability to convey concepts, ideas, thoughts and abstractions from verbal( written) to non-verbal (visual) formats.


  • Learn to apply the basic visual principles learned during VA201 and VA203 (such as balance, visual relationships, contrast, harmony) to art or design projects.
  • Learn to convey concepts, ideas, thoughts and abstractions from verbal (written) to non-verbal (visual) formats that manifest in the shape of art or design works.
  • Learn to build consistent visual systems that can display heterogenous as well as homogenous visual information, as they may relate to art and design works.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 3

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 4

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 5

1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 5

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 5

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 5

4. Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes. 5

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 5

6. Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context. 3

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 2

8. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 5


  Percentage (%)
Participation 50
Homework 50



Contemporary Art and Design Revues, and chosen articles and representation and transformation.