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    Faculty of Education

Department of Visual Arts

General Information

Department of Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary section pursuing contemporary art developments nationally and globally and reflecting them on its program. In this program where studio lessons are supported by theoretical ones, the student gains the practice of combining creative production process with intellectual action power.
 
Consisting of a young and specialized team aimed at giving a dynamic education, this department acquaints the student with different artistic perspectives through workshops, exhibitions and art sessions organized in the scope of yearly activities.
This department incorporates lithograph, sculpture and installation studios along with presenting the opportunity of benefiting from the graphic studios, photographic studios and computer laboratories to its students.
 
In this program developed for the students to acquire artistic production practice, the attention is focused on selective studio lessons. The program is further supported with theoretical lessons so that the student obtains the theoretical basis which ranges from art history to philosophy. The fact that Visual Arts Department consists predominantly of selective lessons results from opting an interdisciplinary education system which provides the student to face different technique and approaches. With this method the student carries the knowledge and abilities acquired from different disciplines to an intellectual level.
 
Visual Arts Department graduates can perform their profession as independent artists as well as work in artistic organizations or take place in management positions of galleries and museums in today’s increasing art environment.

The Degree Conferred

The students who complete the program successfully are awarded Bachelor of Art degree in Visual Arts.

Admission Requirements

The students are accepted with the Special Ability Test conducted by the program. The application conditions, procedures and details are announced on the website stf.ogu.edu.tr in the summer.  International students are, too, admitted to the program.

Recognition of the Previous Education
Recognition of the previous higher level education is possible in accordance to the regulation issued by the Higher Education Council.  "Regulation for the transfer between the undergraduate two-year and four-year degree programs, double major programs, minor programs, and credit transfer between educational institutions.”
 
For the recognition of learning based on private instruction or personal experience, exemption exams are offered to students for some foreign language courses.  Students who obtain a minimum score are deemed successful for these courses and are exempted from taking such courses.

Conditions and Rules for the Degree Qualification

A student must receive a passing grade (AA through DD, or YT) for each course in the program and must not have any FF, DZ or YZ grade for any course (including electice courses) he or she has taken. In the program at least 240 ECTS credits and a minimum 2.00 out of 4.00 grade point average are also required. When the grade point average is below 2.00, the student is put on probation.  The program of study is given at the end of this page.

Program Educational Goals

  • To train artist candidates who have acquired their own artistic production practices in the process of artistic creation.
  • To educate versatile, conscious, contemporary and innovative individuals who can transform art consciousness to visual art language by comprehending its importance and culture in a local and global level.
  • To educate creative individuals with high self-confidence who can continuously update Visual Arts technique and technology knowledge, who can bring unique solutions by profiting from different disciplines, who can question and build relations with different disciplines.
  • To educate individuals who can combine language of art with esthetic sensitivity and turn this into a lifestyle, who can carry a social responsibility feeling and accordingly produce social responsibility projects.
  • To educate individuals sensitive to nature and environment, who can use resources correctly and who have gained an eco-design awareness.

Program Outcomes

  • Comprehending the basic concepts, elements and principles of visual arts.
  • Acquisitioning and using the knowledge about the history of visual arts.
  • Evaluating with a critical approach of the knowledge gained by having the ability to review and use the literature on visual arts.
  • Gaining the ability to acquire scientific, philosophical, cultural and technological knowledge in the field of visual arts and follow the relevant developments.
  • Experiencing the knowledge gained about different materials, techniques and technologies in different fields of visual arts in the production processes of art practices.
  • Gaining the knowledge and skills of interdisciplinary study and transferring them to art practices in theoretical or practical processes.
  • Developing articulacy and presentation skills; be able to express different stages of the artistic process with various techniques and programs in order to make appropriate presentations.
  • Developing the ability to perform experimental productions by producing ways of alternative solutions for the problems encountered.
  • Executing and exhibiting creative, innovative and original artistic projects individually or in collaboration with the theoretical and applied knowledge and skills acquired.
  • Developing a critical perspective on own art practices and to consider the criticisms of audiences.
  • Paying attention to ethical rules in the production and exhibition processes of artistic practices.

Employment Possibilities for the Graduates

Graduates can establish their personal art studios and continue producing their compositions and exhibit these at galleries, museums and public places nationally and internationally, they can participate in activities like bienals, symposiums and art festivals.

Additionally graduates can work in diverse positions as art counsellors, creative directors and curators in museums and galleries, government offices such as Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In case they complete their postgraduate education they can work as academicians in government and foundation universities.

Obtaining Higher Degrees

Candidates who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree can study further for a Master's Degree in the same field or in the related areas.

Examinations and Assessment

In the Visual Arts Department, at least one midterm exam and a final exam are given in theoretical courses. In applied courses, instead of exams, evaluation can be made with homework, exercises, projects and other applications. Each exam or project is evaluated over 100 points and a success grade is calculated over 100 points according to the rates announced at the beginning of the semester. Relative evaluation is made by using the letter grades AA-FF, DZ, YT, and YZ. In order to graduate from the program, a weighted grade point average of at least 2.00 is required. A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 receives an academic warning. The student who receives an academic warning must first take the courses with letter grades of DD, DC, FF, DZ and raise their GPA above 2.00/4.00.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are as explained in the section titled “Conditions and Rules for the Degree Qualification.”  The program of study is given at the end of this page.

Graduation Requirements

51 Courses, 153 Credits, 240 ECTS

Required Courses

 35 Courses, 91 Credits, 148 ECTS

Elective Studio Courses

10 Courses, 50 Credits, 80 ECTS

Elective Theoretical Courses

6 Courses, 12 Credits, 12 ECTS

Type of Instruction (Full time, e-learning)

Full-time attendance is required. Some theoretical courses may be taught online. 

Address and Contact Information

Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi

Sanat ve Tasarım Fakültesi

Görsel Sanatlar Bölümü

Dede Mah. Bademlik Yerleşkesi 26030

Tel: +90 (222) 230 39072-4358

      +90 (222) 221 0040

E-posta: sanattasarim@ogu.edu.tr

Department Facilities

Visual Arts Department has the following facilities:

  • 4 Studios (90+90+45+22 m2)
  • 1 Basic Design Studio (90 m2)
  • 1 Drawing Studio (90 m2)
  • 9 Offices and 1 Meeting Room (20 m2 each)
  • 1 Wood Shop (24 m2)
  • 1 Metal Shop (24 m2)
  • 1 Sculpture Studio (174m2)
  • 4 Galleries (16+16+16+16 m2)

Academic Personnel

Undergraduate Curriculum (Program of Study)

1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141211001

Basic Art Education I

4

4

6

10

141211002

Drawing I

2

2

3

6

141211003

History of Art I

2

0

2

2

141211004

Basic Concepts of Art

2

0

2

2

141211005

Basic Computer Use I

2

0

2

2

141211006

Basic Photography

2

0

2

2

141211007

Hist. of Tur. Rev. & Prin. of M. K. Atatürk I

2

0

2

2

141211008

Turkish I

2

0

0

2

141211009

English I

2

0

0

2

Sum

20

6

19

30

2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141212001

Basic Art Education II

4

4

6

10

141212002

Drawing II

2

2

3

6

141212003

History of Art II

2

0

2

2

141212004

Modelling

2

2

3

4

141212005

Basic Computer Use II

2

0

2

2

141212006

Hist. of Tur. Rev. & Prin. of M. K. Atatürk II

2

0

2

2

141212007

Turkish II

2

0

2

2

141212008

English II

2

0

0

2

Sum

18

8

18

30

3rd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141213001

Drawing III

2

2

3

5

141213002

History of Visual Arts I

2

0

2

2

141213003

Computer Aided Design I

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

16

8

20

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141213004

Painting I

4

2

5

8

141213005

Printmaking I

4

2

5

8

141213006

Text and Typography

4

2

5

8

141213007

Photography Studio

4

2

5

8

141213008

Installation I

4

2

5

8

141213009

Sculpture I

4

2

5

8

141213018

Metal and Wood Sculpture I

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141213011

Turkish Art History

2

0

2

2

141213012

Mythology

2

0

2

2

141213013

Painting Technology

2

0

2

2

4th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141214001

Drawing IV

2

2

3

5

141214002

History of Visual Arts II

2

0

2

2

141214003

Computer Aided Design II

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

16

8

20

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141214004

Painting II

4

2

5

8

141214005

Printmaking II

4

2

5

8

141214006

Graphics Studio

4

2

5

8

141214008

Installation II

4

2

5

8

141214009

Sculpture II

4

2

5

8

141214017

Metal and Wood Sculpture II

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141214012

Turkish Painting Art

2

0

2

2

141214013

Floral Design

2

0

2

2

141214014

Art of Photography and Theories

2

0

2

2

5th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141215001

Drawing V

2

2

3

6

141215002

History of Visual Arts III

2

0

2

3

141215003

Contemporary Art Interpretation

2

0

2

3

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

16

6

19

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141215011

Sculpture III

4

2

5

8

141215012

Metal and Wood Sculpture III

4

2

5

8

141215013

Printmaking III

4

2

5

8

141215014

Painting III

4

2

5

8

141215015

Installation III

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141215021

Sociology of Art

2

0

2

2

6th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141216001

Drawing VI

2

2

3

6

141216002

History of Visual Arts IV

2

0

2

3

141216003

Analysis of Artwork

2

0

2

3

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

16

6

19

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141216011

Sculpture IV

4

2

5

8

141216012

Metal and Wood Sculpture IV

4

2

5

8

141216013

Printmaking IV

4

2

5

8

141216014

Painting IV

4

2

5

8

141216015

Installation IV

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141216021

Phylosophy of Art

2

0

2

2

7th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141217001

Interdisciplinary Studio

6

2

7

11

141217002

Drawing VII

2

2

3

6

141217003

Contemporary Art

2

0

2

3

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum 

16

6

19

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141217011

Art Book Studio I

4

2

5

8

141217014

Painting V

4

2

5

8

141217012

Printmaking V

4

2

5

8

141217013

Sculpture V

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141217021

Copywriting

2

0

2

2

141217022

Museology

2

0

2

2

8th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141218001

Visual Arts Project

6

2

7

11

141218002

Drawing VIII

2

2

3

6

141218003

Portfolio Design

2

0

2

3

 

Elective Studio Course

4

2

5

8

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

16

6

19

30

Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester

141218011

Art Book Studio II

4

2

5

8

141218012

Printmaking VI

4

2

5

8

141218013

Sculpture VI

4

2

5

8

141218014

Painting VI

4

2

5

8

Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester

141218021

Curatorial and Art Management

2

0

2

2

 

Graduation Requirements: 51 Courses, 153 Credits, 240 ECTS

Required Courses: 35 Courses, 91 Credits, 148 ECTS

Elective Studio Courses: 10 Courses, 50 Credits, 80 ECTS

Elective Theoretical Courses: 6 Courses, 12 Credits, 12 ECTS

 


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