Project Studio III (VA 401)

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)
Gözde Oral, Selim Birsel,
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VA201 VA203
Workshop,Seminar,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Studio work/practice,One-to-one tutorial,Group tutorial
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning,Jigsaw learning
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VA section: After the intentionally eclectic program of the third studio year, the students at this stage are expected to move towards a personal approach to producing and reflecting about art. While the work becomes self-reliant, collective studio critiques will encourage and guide the student to ask the substantive questions about individual goals. VCD section: Introducing multimedia design elements; i.e. sound, interactivity, animation and the combination thereof within a graphic presentation.


VA401 will cover a preparation process in which each student will finalize and execute their senior project for a group exhibition at the and of VA 402. One of the main objectives of the course is to investigate the elements of an exhibition and its relation to its subject.


  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Conceive a visual communication design project problem from scratch. 2. Investigate the underlying elements that constitute the visual communication design problem. 3. Devise a methodology to create a set of solutions. 4. Art and Design direction. 5. Execute a visual communication design project in various platforms


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. 3

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

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. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

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. 3

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 2

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. 1

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 4

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. 2

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 1

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


  Percentage (%)
Participation 20
Individual Project 50
Presentation 30