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    Faculty of Education

Department of Visual Communication Design

General Information

The Visual Communication Design Department educates and trains designers for the communication needs of industry and society. The Department emphasizes the conception, creation, planning and realization of visual solutions to complex problems in contemporary culture. Students integrate methodology, prototyping, aesthetics, human factors, technology, materials, context and audience to develop strategies and solutions that give form to print, screen and the built environment. Our faculty members and instructors emphasize the objectives of design rather than the process of production, and encourage innovative visual ideas that inform, interpret, instruct, or persuade the intended user across the spectrum of application.
 
This professional program primarily aims at visual communication in the corporate, institutional and municipal sectors.
 
It is an intensive program emphasizing visual problem solving, organizational skills and information theory. The curriculum includes all phases of typography, information design, design systems, exhibition design, publication design, new media, and visual methods/processes. The graduates of this department are expected to be employed in various graphics design studios, publishing houses, newspapers, magazines, television broadcast companies, video production companies, advertisers, and public service offices.

The Degree Conferred

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

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the program according to the TS2 score type with the LYS made by ÖSYM.

Recognition of the Previous Education

Recognition of the previous higher level education is possible in accordance to the regulation issued by the The Council of Higher Education. "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 raise sophisticated individuals who can grasp the design consciousness on a local and universal level and transform it into a design language.
  • To train individuals who can bring original solutions by using different disciplines.
  • To raise individuals who are sensitive to the current problems of the society and can develop solutions to these problems.
  • To raise individuals who are sensitive to nature and the environment, and who can use resources correctly in the production process.
  • To raise individuals who understand the local and universal power of visual communication language and can design on an international scale.

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to comprehend the basic concepts and principles of visual communication design,
  • and to establish their relationship with other disciplines.
  • The ability to comprehend design culture and ethics, designers' rights and responsibilities.
  • The ability to apprehend the visual language of design, aesthetic sensitivity and reflecting
  • these on designs.
  • The ability to analyze through critical thinking, reflect critical thoughts on their designs, and
  • offer appropriate solutions to problems.
  • The ability to recognize design technique and technology, to comprehend implementation
  • areas and methods.
  • The ability to comprehend and apply the design process and production techniques.
  • The ability to update design information in line with the requirements of the era and
  • technological developments.
  • Comprehending local and universal values; ability to develop design perspective from local to
  • universal.
  • The ability to comprehend the importance of sustainable design in the protection of nature
  • and environment.
  • The ability to gain sensitivity to the current problems of the society and to develop solutions
  • to these problems.

Employment Possibilities for the Graduates

  • The graduates may be employed in national and international computer software companies, advertising agents, various television channels, film making, animation establishments, production companies, multimedia game design, interactive information design companies, companies making data communication with information technologies, industrial enterprises, sales, marketing and public relations departments of companies, press sector as Visual Communication Designer.
  • The graduates can be assigned to various positions in government offices such as Ministry of Culture and Tourism (director, creative director, researcher in Research and Development laboratories of technology companies, designer in places producing experimental interactive presentation techniques such as museums and galleries, illustrator in boutique production agencies making mobile media productions etc.) Apart from this they can also make an academic career in related departments and research centers of national and international 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 Communication 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 54 Courses, 143 Credits, 240 ECTS
Required Courses 37 Courses, 101 Credits, 182 ECTS
Elective Studio Courses 8 Courses, 24 Credits, 40 ECTS
Elective Theoretical Courses 9 Courses, 18 Credits, 18 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: gorseliletisim@ogu.edu.tr

Department Facilities

Visual Communication Desing Department has the following facilities:
  • 2 Graphics Studio, total area: 80 m2,
  • 2 Computer labs with 20 computers each, total area: 120 m2,
  • 1 Computer lab with 20 computers (40 computer capacity) 80 m2
  • 1 MacPC Lab with 4 MacPC 20 m2
  • 1 General Purpose Studio 70,
  • 2 class-rooms with regular desks totaling 80m2,
  • 1 Drawing Studio 70 m2,
  • 1 Basic Design Studio 70 m2,
  • 1 Photography Studio 40 m2,
  • 1 Dark room 20 m2
  • 8 Offices (20 m2 each)

Academic Personnel

Undergraduate Curriculum (Program of Study)

1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141311001

Basic Design I

4

2

5

7

141311002

Drawing I

2

2

3

6

141311003

Art History I

2

0

2

2

141311004

Basic Concepts of Art

2

0

2

2

141311005

Visual Communication

2

0

2

3

141311006

Basic Computer Use I

2

0

2

4

141311007

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

2

0

2

2

141311008

Turkish I

2

0

0

2

141311009

English I

2

0

0

2

Sum

20

4

18

30

2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141312001

Basic Design II

4

2

5

7

141312002

Drawing II

2

2

3

6

141312003

Art History II

2

0

2

2

141312004

Basic Photography

3

0

3

3

141312005

Text and Typography

3

0

3

3

141312006

Basic Computer Use II

2

0

2

3

141312007

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

2

0

2

2

141312008

Turkish II

2

0

0

2

141312009

English II

2

0

0

2

Sum 

22

4

20

30

3rd Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141313001

Computer Aided Graphic Design I

2

2

3

6

141313002

Typography I

2

2

3

6

141313003

History of Visual Design

2

0

2

2

141313004

Applied Basic Photography

3

0

3

4

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum 

15

8

19

30

4th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141314001

Computer Aided Graphic Design II

2

2

3

6

141314002

Typography II

2

2

3

6

141314003

Interaction and Interface Design

3

0

3

4

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

15

8

19

30

5th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141315001

Multimedia Design

2

2

3

7

141315002

Art and Design Culture

2

0

2

4

141315003

3d Modelling and Animation I

2

2

3

6

141315004

Editing Techniques I

2

2

3

6

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

12

8

16

30

6th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141316001

Socially Responsible Design

2

2

3

5

141316002

3d Modelling and Animation II

2

2

3

6

141316003

Photography Atelier

2

2

3

6

141316004

Editing Techniques II

2

2

3

6

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

12

10

17

30

7th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141317001

Portfolio Design

2

2

3

7

141317002

Interdisciplinary Design Studio

6

2

7

14

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

14

6

17

30

8th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

T

P

Crd

ECTS

141318001

Visual Communication Project

6

2

7

14

141318002

Advertisement Design

2

2

3

7

 

Elective Studio Course

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

 

Elective Theoretical Course

2

0

2

2

Sum

14

6

17

30

 

Elective Studio Courses

141313011

Graphic Design Studio I (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141314014

Advanced Photogpraphy Techniques (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141313013

Printmaking I (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141315014

Desktop Publication Design (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141315016

Animation Techniques (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141317014

Stop-Motion (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141315026

Game Design (Fall)

2

2

3

5

141314011

Graphic Design Studio II (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141313012

Information Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141314012

Illustration (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141314013

Printmaking II (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141316011

Audio Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141316012

Video Practices (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141316013

Image Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141316014

Exhibition Stand Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141318014

Stage and Décor Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141316030

Mobile Application Design (Spring)

2

2

3

5

141318025

Web Design Practises (Spring)

2

2

3

5

 

Elective Theoretical Courses

141313022

Mythology (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141313024

Communication Theories (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141313027

History of Moving Images (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141313028

Research and Project Development (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141315022

Aesthetics of Image (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141316022

Copywriting (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141318022

Communication and Motivation at Work (Fall)

2

0

2

2

141314022

Communication Ethics (Spring)

2

0

2

2

141314023

Sustaniable Design (Spring)

2

0

2

2

141316021

Semiotics (Spring)

2

0

2

2

141318021

Design Rights (Spring)

2

0

2

2

141314025

Popular Culture (Spring)

2

0

2

2

 

Graduation Requirements: 54 Courses, 143 Credits, 240 ECTS

Required Courses: 37 Courses, 101 Credits, 182 ECTS

Elective Studio Courses: 8 Courses, 24 Credits, 40 ECTS

Elective Theoretical Courses: 9 Courses, 18 Credits, 18 ECTS

 


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