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Course Code: 
RTC 114
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
Aim of the Course is to teach students how to use the computer-based image production and presentation programs (Adobe CS Photoshop, Power Point) at a basic level, and be able to solve image and content problems and apply in accordance with the needs of the message in a two-dimensional environment.
Course Content: 

This is an applied course; the course focuses on enhancement of  students’ skills to use software applications through learning basic tools of computer programs.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 4: Assignment, 7: Brainstorming
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assignment, E:Project/Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Uses Photoshop program and basic tools for image production at an advanced level. 1, 3, 8, 9 1, 2, 7, 15 A, C, E
2) Based on the content, establishes the relationship between images, text, background, and solves the composition problems. 1, 3, 4, 8, 9 1, 2, 7, 15 A, C, E
3) Creates a strong visual messages. 1, 3, 8, 9 1, 2, 7, 15 A, C, E
4) Be able to look critically at the images used in the media. 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 1, 2, 7, 15 A, C, E
5) Defines the basic elements of visual communication. 1, 4, 8, 9 1, 2, 7, 15 A, C, E

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction, content, expectations during the course period, information  
2 Basic terms of digital culture, used in the media, in print and on-screen visuals, comparison in terms of production techniques  
3 Relationship between the image and the message, technical properties of the visuals used in the media (photomanipulation, illustration, document, photo, collage, etc.) and samples.  
4 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Interface, tools, and other key features) Lesson  CD 1 -2
5 Adobe Photoshop applications Lesson  CD 3-4
6 Adobe Photoshop applications Lesson  CD 5-6
7 Adobe Photoshop applications Lesson  CD 7-8
8 Mid-term exam  
9 Adobe Photoshop applications – advanced level Lesson  CD 9
10 Adobe Photoshop applications – advanced level Lesson  CD 10
11 Design using Adobe Photoshop applications  
12 Presentation techniques and Introduction to Power Point (Interface, tools, and other key features) Lesson CD 1-2
13 Power Point applications Lesson CD 3-4
14 Power Point applications Lesson CD 5-6
15 Preparation of Project  
16 Final / Submission of the Project  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources www.shutterstock.com, www.getyimages.com, www.dafont.com, www.adsoftheworld.com, http://helpx.adobe.com/learning.html, http://www.actden.com/pp/

Works designed for recognition and application of Photoshop tools (CD set)

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Handed out in class
Assignments  
Exams  

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-term 1 60
Assigments 1 40
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Defines basic concepts, theories, methods, and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.     X    
2 Demonstrates the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination, and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient teamwork in the production processes relative to the radio, television and cinema fields.   X      
3 Generates media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing up-to-date knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.         X
4 Manifests professional knowledge and such skills as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management in different fields of radio, television and cinema locally and globally. X        
5 Holds responsibility in broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.   X      
6 Comprehends the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.     X    
7 Evaluates radio, television and cinema fields analytically and critically from their institutional structuring to products regarding a wide range of cultural, artistic, economic, and social relations.       X  
8 Has the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.       X  
9 Develops original projects for radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments, and ideas in the fields of art, culture, and media at the national and global planes.         X

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-term 1 3 3
Assignment 1 4 4
Final Examinaton 1 4 4
Total Work Load     123
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     5