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Course Code: 
VCD 492
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Course Objectives: 
The course aims to provide students for transforming knowledge, observation, and experience into design concepts and practices by using research methods. This process finalizes with a design research report.
Course Content: 

The course aims to focus on creating an original design concept that includes processes such as researching, analyzing a design problem, practicing, and proposing design solutions by using visual tools and techniques. The design concepts and products produced in this class can also meet the design sector’s needs. Students have regular meetings with their advisors during the whole process.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 5-Problem Solving, 6-Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, B-Oral Exam / Presentation, E-Project / Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Develops a project that produces solutions to the communicative community problems concerning the visual communication design field. 4,6 1,2,5,6 A,B,E
2. Designs project that suits different cultures and disciplines and enriches the field. 8,9 1,2,5,6 A,B,E
3. Associates acquired knowledge throughout the visual communication design education with his/her project. 1,3,4 1,2,5,6 A,B,E
4. Structures the finished project in multiple environments taking into account the professional ethical rules and standards. 2,5,8,10 1,2,5,6 A,B,E
5. Presents a project by combining the technical skills, conceptual thinking and sectoral experience gained in the visual communication design field. 1,2,3,4,7 1,2,5,6 A,B,E
6. Produces a practical, original, innovative, creative and adaptable project based on the visual communication design concepts. 1,2,3,4,6,9,10 1,2,5,6 A,B,E


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Advisors and students meeting: Project content and stages explained. Presentation and discussion of graduation project examples of previous years.  
2 Interview with the advisor.  
3 Research  
4 Discussing project ideas with advisors.  
5 Research.  
6 Presentation of the project: Defining the project content, purpose, theme and problem. Determination of media and expression styles. Determining the contribution, specific aspects and target audience of the project.

Literature Review: Research and presentation of examples from the world about the selected project subject.

7 Research  
8 Midterm Exam: Submission and presentation of the preliminary draft of the "Project Report" in accordance with the "Project Regulation" given (It should include the logical framework and the business plan of the project). Presentation of a "concept board" describing the visual identity and exit points of the project.  
9 Revision and development of the project in accordance with the midterm criticisms.  
10 Meeting with advisor: Review of the revised file and structuring of project processes. Determination of the method, activities and media/s and budget to be used. Concluding technical analysis.  
11 Project development.  
12 Meeting with advisor: Discussion and evaluation of the project preliminary outputs.  
13 Joint Presentation to Consultants.  
14 Advisor approval: Finalizing the "Project Report" and discussing and approving the project outputs with theadvisor. Showing the preliminary presentation before the graduation jury to the advisor and obtaining the necessary approval for the student's admission to the jury.  
15 Project development.  
16 Final Exam: Submission of the final version of the project report, oral presentation and visual presentation.  



Material Sharing

Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr



Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100



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




Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration 14 6 84
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 8 112
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     204
Total Workload / 25 (s)     8,16
ECTS Credit of the Course     8