Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA 328)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Murat Germen,
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Interactive lecture,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Studio work/practice,One-to-one tutorial
Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning,Guided discovery
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This course will introduce the student to digital and photographic imaging technologies and techniques in a studio setting. Each student will be guided so as to both grasp those technologies and techniques, including 'post-production' software applications as well as more traditional developing and printing, and to develop their own artistic and design work using those techniques.


The initial objective is to introduce a basic knowledge of photography briefly, covering primary skills required for the production of photographic representation. Following this, the course aims to discuss what photography can and cannot do, in terms of representative documentation, story narration and ?unreal? fiction. There will be various assignments that deal with the notions of time, space, subject, object and their various combinations in different contexts. The aim is to encourage students to think about why and how images are created, in addition how they are (ab)used in daily life, media and so on. Though this is an introductory class, it gets quite advanced towards the end of the semester.


  • Upon completion fo this course, students will be able to: 1. Question images, symbols created for the purposes of propagation. 2. Distinguish between a single photo and a narrative series of photos 3. Compare old and contemporary photography practices 4. Propose photo series that offer, share their own ways of thinking 5. Identify the importance of form / aesthetics in artistic expression while concentrating on content / idea by examining various contemporary art and photography practices 6. Demonstrate their artworks professionally 7. Comprehend that animated image (video, film) has close relations with still image (photography) and find the middle ground through assignments dealing with chronophotography.


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. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3

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. 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. 3

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

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

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

1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 4

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. 4

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 3

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


  Percentage (%)
Assignment 75
Participation 25


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