Master Thesis / Studio Project (VA 599)

2023 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Yoong Wah Alex Wong, Selçuk Hüseyin Artut, Ahu Antmen Akiska,
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Doctoral, Master
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Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing under the supervision of a Faculty member or for the preparation of an exhibition / design project.


To enable the preparation of theses and presentation
papers by candidates for the VAVCD masters degree.


  • Understand different disciplines from natural and statistical sciences to social sciences and art, and develop interdisciplinary approachs in thinking and practice


1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 3

2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 2

3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 2

4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 3

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 3

6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 2

1. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 3

2. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 2

3. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 3

1. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 3

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

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

4. 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


  Percentage (%)
Participation 100