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Course Code: 
GRA 203
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
Turkish
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
To give information about the history of typography, basic terms, basic writing characters. To teach typographic design criteria in the light of applied projects.
Course Content: 

Form-content relations, geometric abstraction and simplification, visual hierarchy, typographic composition and integrity methods.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study Method 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Group work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Exam 2. Presentation 3. Homework 4. Application

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. To have knowledge and experience on basic design principles such as color, texture, composition, space and typography. 10 1,2,5 2,3,4
2. To be able to solve basic design problems. 6 3,4 1,3,4
3. To gain the ability to perceive and design. 2,3 1,2,3 1,3,4
4. Utilizing different materials to produce modern and original designs in the design process. 9 2,3,4 3,4
5. To consider social culture and traditions in the analysis of art and design problems. 9 2,4,5 2,3,4

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Project I: Calligraphy to Typography  
2 Research, gathering information, preparing sketches  
3 Calligraphic works with brush  
4 Submission of calligraphy, typographic abstraction  
5 Submission of typographic abstraction works  
6 Submission of the 1st Project, Project II: Visual Hierarchy  
7 Research, gathering information, preparing sketches  
8 Composition alternatives on computer  
9 Submission and selection of composition alternatives  
10 Final Project: Search and Correspondence Set Design  
11 Research, gathering information, preparing sketches  
12 Delivery of black and white rigging  
13 Preparing sketches for correspondence set  
14 Final evaluations on final project  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Communication and graphic design / Prof. Dr. Emre Becer
Additional Resources Harflerle tasarım / James Craig – William Bevington

Grafik tasarım / Alan Weil

Çağdaş tipografinin temelleri / Namık Kemal Sarıkavak

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Assignments 2 Project, 3 Homeworks
Exams 1 Final

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Homework 3 10
Midterm    
Seminar and Presentation    
Project 2 30
Total    
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.       X  
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.          X
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.       X  
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.         X
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.       X  
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.       X  
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.         X

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Length  (14 x total course time) 14 4 56
Study time out of class (Preliminary work, reinforcement) 14 3 42
Homework 3 5 15
Seminar and Presentation      
Projects 2 14 28
Midterm Exam      
Final Exam 1 14 14
Total Workload     155
Total Workload / 25 (s)     6,20
ECTS Credit of the Course     6