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    Faculty of Education

Department of Visual Communication Design

Department of Visual Communication Design

1. 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.

2. The Degree Conferred

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

3. Degree Level

Undergraduate

4. Admission Requirements

The students are admitted through the university entrance exam with centrl placement. 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.

5. 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.  The regulation has the title “YÜKSEKÖĞRETİM KURUMLARINDA ÖNLİSANS VE LİSANS DÜZEYİNDEKİ PROGRAMLAR ARASINDA GEÇİŞ, ÇİFT ANADAL, YAN DAL İLE KURUMLAR ARASI KREDİ TRANSFERİ YAPILMASI ESASLARINA İLİŞKİN YÖNETMELİK—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.

6. 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 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. The program also requires 40 days of practical training.

7. Program Educational Goals

The aim of the department is to train artist candidates who have acquired their own artistic production practices in the process of artistic creation.

8. Program Outcomes

  1. Ability to establish and conceive the basic concepts, principles and the history of communication and visual communication design and relate to other disciplines.
  2. Understanding of the design culture, ethics, and the rights and responsibilities of designers.
  3. Understanding of the diversity, aesthetic sensitivity and the visual language of art and design and to reflect it into design.
  4. Ability to analyze with interrogation and critical thinking and to reflect it into design, and to find appropriate solutions to design problems.
  5. Ability to recognize the design techniques and technology and to identify their differences, applications and methods.
  6. Ability to understand and practice the design process, its steps, and production techniques.
  7. Ability to refresh knowledge on design process and design information in accordance with the modern requirements and technological developments.
  8. Ability to utilize various artistic and industrial production techniques.
  9. Appreciation of the national and universal values​​ and ability to expand design concepts from national level to universal level.
  10. Awareness for the protection of nature and the environment as well as eco-design,
  11. Ability to prepare social responsibility projects in order to raise design awareness.

 

9. Employment Possibilities for the Graduates

Graduates can continue to produce their works by establishing personal art studios, and they can exhibit their works in domestic and foreign galleries, museums and public spaces, take part in biennials, symposiums and art festivals.  Graduates can also work in various positions in museums and galleries and government offices such as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as art consultants, creative directors and curators. Graduates can be employed as academicians at state and foundation universities if they complete their postgraduate education.

10. 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.

11. Examinations and Assessment

The examinations, assignments and assessment for each course is described in the course information sheet. Theoretical courses have one midterm exam and a final exam. Some courses may include projects and homework. Each assignment, exam or project is graded with a scale of 100 and has a weight to contribute to the overall grade for each course. Then a relative  letter grade (AA through FF) is assigned for the overall course grade.

12. 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: 143 credit course load (240 ECTS) + 40 days practical training

  • 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)
  • Practical Training:    40 days

 

13. Type of Instruction (Full time, e-learning)

 

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

14. Address and Contact Information (Departments Chair, Vicechairs, and Erasmus Coordinator)

Department Address:

Eskişehir Osmangazi University
Sanat ve Tasarım Fakültesi Bademlik Yerleşkesi
Haktanır Sok. 26030 Odunpazarı/ESKİŞEHİR

Phone: +90(222) 230 39 72 - 4340

+90(222) 221 00 40

Fax: +90(222) 221 00 96  

e-mail: sanattasarim@ogu.edu.tr

Chair:  Assoc. Prof. Gülbin ÖZDAMAR AKARÇAY

Erasmus Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Bilge KINAM Phone extension: 4347

15. 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)

16. Academic Personnel

Assoc. Prof. Şirin ŞENGEL (Dekan Yardımcısı)
Instr. Tunçemre DOĞRAMACI (Bölüm Başkan Yardımcısı)
Instr. Latif KOŞU (Bölüm Başkan Yardımcısı)

 

17. Undergraduate Curriculum (Program of Study)

 

  VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN DEPARTMENT  
 

Bachelor of Arts
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

 
               
  Semester - 1 (Fall)          
  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  
               
  Semester - 2 (Spring)          
  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  
               
  Semester - 3 (Fall)          
  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  
  Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141313011 Graphic Design Studio I 2 2 3 5  
  141313012 Information Design 2 2 3 5  
  141313013 Printmaking I 2 2 3 5  
  141313014 Typface Design 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the semester  
  141313021 Visual Culture 2 0 2 2  
  141313022 Mythology 2 0 2 2  
  141313023 Art of Photography and Theories 2 0 2 2  
  141313024 Communication Theories 2 0 2 2  
  141313027 History of Moving Images 2 0 2 2  
               
  Semester - 4 (Spring)          
  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  
  Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141314011 Graphic Design Studio II 2 2 3 5  
  141314012 Illustration 2 2 3 5  
  141314013 Printmaking II 2 2 3 5  
  141314014 Advanced Photogpraphy Techniques 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141314021 Visual Analysis Methods 2 0 2 2  
  141314022 Communication Ethics 2 0 2 2  
  141314023 Sustaniable Design 2 0 2 2  
               
  Semester - 5 (Fall)          
  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  
  Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141315011 Audio Technique 2 2 3 5  
  141315012 Commercial Photography 2 2 3 5  
  141315013 Kinetic Typography 2 2 3 5  
  141315014 Desktop Publication Design 2 2 3 5  
  141315015 Printmaking III 2 2 3 5  
  141315016 Animation Techniques 2 2 3 5  
  141315017 Package Design 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141315021 Video Art 2 0 2 2  
  141315022 Aesthetics of Image 2 0 2 2  
  141315023 Theories of Contemporary Art 2 0 2 2  
  141315024 Marketing 2 0 2 2  
               
  Semester - 6 (Spring)          
  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  
  Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141316011 Audio Design 2 2 3 5  
  141316012 Video Practices 2 2 3 5  
  141316013 Image Design 2 2 3 5  
  141316014 Exhibition Stand Design 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141316021 Semiotics 2 0 2 2  
  141316022 Copywriting 2 0 2 2  
  141316023 Photography Culture 2 0 2 2  
  141316024 Marketing Communication 2 0 2 2  
               
  Semester - 7  (Fall)          
  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  
  Elective Studio Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141317011 Character Design for Animation 2 2 3 5  
  141317012 Comics Design 2 2 3 5  
  141317013 Experimental Typography 2 2 3 5  
  141317014 Stop-Motion 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141317021 Video and Film Criticism 2 0 2 2  
  141317022 Media Literacy 2 0 2 2  
               
  Semester - 8 (Spring)          
  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 Recommended for the Semester  
  141318011 Documentary Photography 2 2 3 5  
  141318012 Web Design 2 2 3 5  
  141318013 Video Post-Production 2 2 3 5  
  141318014 Stage and Décor Design 2 2 3 5  
  Elective Theoretical Courses Recommended for the Semester  
  141318021 Design Rights 2 0 2 2  
  141318022 Communication and Motivation at Work 2 0 2 2  
  141318023 Cyberculture 2 0 2 2  
               
  Graduation Requirements:        143 credited course load + 40 days practical training  
  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)  
  Practical Training:                                                                                                     40 days  
   

 

 

 


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