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VA 500 Preparatory Survey 3 Credits
This course is an introductory course to be conducted jointly by all studio professors in the VAVCD program willing to participate. In the first ten weeks, every potential studio teacher will be exposed to students. Each instructor will occupy 2 to 4 weeks of expository teaching sessions during the course In the final four weeks individual assignments will be made on advisor basis. Students will be expected to start preparing a pre-thesis proposal (at least one proposal, there can be two), which will also help them to figure out their own advisors.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2012-2013 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2011-2012 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2010-2011 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2009-2010 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2008-2009 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2007-2008 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2006-2007 Preparatory Survey 3
Fall 2005-2006 Preparatory Survey 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 501 Introductory Module 0 Credit
In this studio the students are expected to explore their individual language in the areas of art and design. Throughout the semester various studio faculty will meet and introduce the student towards his or her specific artistic approach or design understanding . In this semester utilization of diverse methods, materials and techniques by the student is anticipated.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Introductory Module 0
Spring 2016-2017 Introductory Module 0
Fall 2016-2017 Introductory Module 0
Fall 2015-2016 Introductory Module 0
Fall 2014-2015 Introductory Module 3
Fall 2013-2014 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2012-2013 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2011-2012 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2010-2011 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2009-2010 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2008-2009 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2007-2008 Introductory Studio 3
Fall 2006-2007 Studio Project I 3
Fall 2005-2006 Studio Project I 3
Spring 2004-2005 Studio Project I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Studio Project I 3
Spring 2003-2004 Studio Project I 3
Fall 2003-2004 Studio Project I 3
Spring 2002-2003 Studio Project I 3
Fall 2002-2003 Studio Project I 3
Fall 2001-2002 Studio Project I 3

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ECTS Credit: 3 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 502 Intermediate Module 3 Credits
Students are expected to work on their own body of artistic works. Group and individual studio critiques throughout the semester will guide the student in his or her specific artistic approach. If the student is design oriented, a similar personalised understanding of combining and diversifying design components will be generated in projects focused on web design, digital video or more traditional design areas, such as editorial design.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Intermediate Module 3
Spring 2016-2017 Intermediate Module 3
Spring 2015-2016 Intermediate Module 3
Spring 2014-2015 Intermediate Module 3
Spring 2013-2014 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2012-2013 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2011-2012 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2010-2011 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2009-2010 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2008-2009 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2007-2008 Intermediate Studio 3
Spring 2006-2007 Studio Project II 3
Fall 2006-2007 Studio Project II 3
Spring 2005-2006 Studio Project II 3
Fall 2005-2006 Studio Project II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Studio Project II 3
Fall 2004-2005 Studio Project II 3
Spring 2003-2004 Studio Project II 3
Fall 2003-2004 Studio Project II 3
Spring 2002-2003 Studio Project II 3
Spring 2001-2002 Studio Project II 3

Prerequisite: VA 501 - Masters - Min Grade D
or VA 501 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 503 Advanced Module 3 Credits
This course is a continuation of graduate studios. Faculty as well as external participants from various disciplines will critique Works in progress. By this stage the student is expected to enhance his/her own vocabulary through forms, images, and words. Issues of professional practice including presentation practice will be covered and participation in exhibitions encouraged.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Advanced Module 3
Fall 2016-2017 Advanced Module 3
Fall 2015-2016 Advanced Module 3
Fall 2014-2015 Advanced Module 3
Fall 2013-2014 Project Studio 3
Fall 2012-2013 Project Studio 3
Fall 2011-2012 Project Studio 3
Fall 2010-2011 Project Studio 3
Spring 2009-2010 Project Studio 3
Fall 2009-2010 Project Studio 3
Fall 2008-2009 Project Studio 3
Fall 2007-2008 Project Studio 3
Fall 2006-2007 Studio Project III 3
Spring 2005-2006 Studio Project III 3
Fall 2005-2006 Studio Project III 3
Spring 2004-2005 Studio Project III 3
Fall 2004-2005 Studio Project III 3
Spring 2003-2004 Studio Project III 3
Fall 2003-2004 Studio Project III 3

Prerequisite: VA 502 - Masters - Min Grade D
or VA 502 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 504 Graduation Module 3 Credits
In this semester the student is expected to realize his/her graduate level final exhibition and /or final project. At this time the student will also work on and produce a portfolio at professional level. Personalised critiques by faculty will lead the student to his/her studio degree requirement.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Graduation Module 3
Spring 2016-2017 Graduation Module 3
Spring 2015-2016 Graduation Module 3
Spring 2014-2015 Graduation Module 3
Spring 2013-2014 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2012-2013 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2011-2012 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2010-2011 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2009-2010 Advanced Project Studio 3
Fall 2009-2010 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2008-2009 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2007-2008 Advanced Project Studio 3
Spring 2006-2007 Studio Project IV 3
Fall 2006-2007 Studio Project IV 3
Spring 2005-2006 Studio Project IV 3
Spring 2004-2005 Studio Project IV 3
Spring 2003-2004 Studio Project IV 3

Prerequisite: VA 503 - Masters - Min Grade D
or VA 503 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 505 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3 Credits
This course aims to enable artists and designers to theorize and to write effectively on their own creative output and projects, as well as to give them the ability to conduct research, introduce research analysis and design and develop theory in wider related fields such as art theory, art criticism, art education, new media, curatorial studies and the like. Although the methodology of research of the theory of artistic practice can be seen to be a merger of qualitative inquiry, aesthetics and narratology; nevertheless given the oftentimes subjective nature of writing about one?s own projects creative output calls for additional approaches and tools, which also include the ability to put together a solid documentation of personal creative as well as integrating such an output into a documentation both as an academic text and the presentation / summation thereof. The course also aims to expose students to ethical considerations in research and publishing.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3
Fall 2016-2017 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3
Fall 2015-2016 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3
Fall 2014-2015 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3
Fall 2013-2014 Addressing Studio Creative Practice 3
Fall 2012-2013 Research Methods in the Theory of Artistic Practice 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 515 Visual Culture 3 Credits
Accounts of the meanings of visual art have been conflicting Different notions have been deployed in order to suggest that visual art produces spatial meanings of its own or that its meanings are comparable to those of other cultural processes and practices. This course will be a review of theorisations of visual meaning and of vision and the ways in which each is used to explain or to comprehend the other. The introduction of other terms of explanation into constructions of vision and the meanings of visual objects will be critically assessed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Visual Culture 3
Spring 2013-2014 Visual Culture 3
Spring 2010-2011 Vision and Visual Meaning 3
Fall 2003-2004 Vision and Visual Meaning 3
Spring 2001-2002 Vision and Visual Meaning 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 516 History of Digital and Electronic Arts 3 Credits
This course will study the fields of digital and electronic arts, their historical development and contemporary theoretical and aesthetic contexts together with their technical and scientific foundations and convergences. Students will gain an understanding of how artists responded to- and participated in- the development of science and technology in the 20th century and how a range of new interdisciplinary approaches emerged that re-shaped art and science interactions and helped re-define scientific and technological thinking in the arts of the 21st century. The course will explore a diverse range of media and include computational and generative art, code art, net-art, interactive art and digital installations and synthetic worlds. It will also show how art and artists have helped contribute to the development of computational theories like cybernetics, artificial intelligence and artificial life.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 520 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3 Credits
There is perhaps nothing more characteristic of art thought of as modern than that it has given rise to debates - about its value, meaning, purpose or even existence as art as such. This course will review those debates, and explore the relations between these debates and their consequences, if any, in a changing field of art. It will also review the definitions of the modern and its others implied by these debates.

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Spring 2014-2015 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Summer 2013-2014 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2012-2013 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2011-2012 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Summer 2008-2009 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2007-2008 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2006-2007 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2005-2006 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2004-2005 Concepts & Debates in Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2003-2004 Debates and Issues in Art 3
Fall 2000-2001 Debates and Issues in Art 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 521 Art and Design Reconsidered 3 Credits
The distinctions between art and design have been defining of the Western canon of art since the separation of art from guilds in the early Italian Renaissance. The mechanisation of production associated with industrialisation has occasioned major shifts in the practices and discourses of visual art. Technological innovations have perhaps radically altered relations to the visible. Debates about the values of craft in art have been crucial in defining modern art and design education. This course, in continuation of VA 520, will review the contemporary significance of these issues in the practice and theory of art and design.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2004-2005 Art and Design Reconsidered 3
Spring 2000-2001 Art and Design Reconsidered 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 524 Visual Culture and Ideology 3 Credits
The recent analysis pertaining to the concepts of identity, gender, self, recognition, difference binds together the political and the visual. However, beyond this, the 'ways of seeing' is a matter of cultural in a broader sense. The culture component, in the late twentieth century, does not only stand for the anthropological research but goes more for the analysis of the techniques of media productions. Television images, the world of advertisement, the consumption culture are the relevant realms of the visual culture productions. In the course two major fields of analysis semiotics and structuralism and deconstructionism will be covered as tools for the dismantling of the existing norms. Together with that the student will be exposed to the analysis of the different visual productions such as photography, television, graphic design, painting and sculpture as well as documentaries. The role of the real and virtual within this body will be considered as one of the major problematic of the course and these will be analysed with regard to gender, sexuality, political matters.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2005-2006 Visual Culture and Ideology 3
Spring 2002-2003 Visual Culture and Ideology 3
Spring 2001-2002 Visual Culture and Ideology 3
Spring 2000-2001 Visual Culture and Ideology 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 529 3D Modelling 3 Credits
To recognize the benefits of learning advanced digital media and master the software, knowledge in technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspect. The course is based on design to provide a visual look at the various concepts going into the production of modeling and animations. The main focus is to understand digital 3D modeling tools, ways of modeling, modeling techniques, texture mapping on various modeling geometry and modeling for animations. This is a fundamental course for those who are interested in computer animation and computer graphics in the field of games, movie, multimedia and interactive production

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2016-2017 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2015-2016 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2014-2015 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2012-2013 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2011-2012 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2010-2011 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2009-2010 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2008-2009 3D Modelling 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 533 Art, Culture, Technology 3 Credits
The advent of new technologies has sometimes been accompanied by announcements of the end of art. Conversely, it has been argued that technologies have been invented in order to provide a means of apparently satisfying a demand which has been generated by art. This course will review these various conceptualisations of the relations and perhaps non-relations between art and technology. As the goals of art have shifted or redefined, the relations between art and culture have also altered. The course will therefore consider these shifts too in order to arrive at a better understanding of the stakes of the practice and the criticism of art today.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Art, Culture, Technology 3
Spring 2013-2014 Art, Culture, Technology 3
Spring 2012-2013 Art, Culture, Technology 3
Fall 2011-2012 Art, Culture, Technology 3
Spring 2002-2003 Art, Culture, Technology 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 534 3D Animation 3 Credits
The course aims to educate the student in the techniques of 3D modeling, and image and environmental creation, utilizing software such as 3D Studio Max and Maya, and will aquaint the student with the usage of 3D models and imagery in multimedia design projects

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 3D Animation 3
Spring 2014-2015 3D Animation 3
Spring 2013-2014 3D Animation 3
Spring 2012-2013 3D Animation 3
Spring 2010-2011 3D Animation 3
Spring 2009-2010 3D Animation 3
Spring 2008-2009 3D Animation 3
Spring 2007-2008 3D Animation 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 537 Experimental Film and Video 3 Credits
What is experimental film and video? How is it different from mainstream practices and other types of works? What are its close ties to other art practices? This course will be a comprehensive study of experimental film and video through screenings, readings, discussions, and creative practice. It will offer a critical exploration of the history and theory of experimental and avant-garde film and video, including the impact of new technologies and current practices. Students will create a series of short experimental videos to explore new ways to express themselves.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Experimental Film and Video 3
Spring 2011-2012 Experimental Film and Video 3
Spring 2010-2011 Experimental Film and Video 3
Spring 2006-2007 Experimental Film and Video 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 538 Introduction to Video Techniques 3 Credits
The emphasis of the course will be upon digital video. The course will introduce the student to video shooting both in a studio and real life environment. The digital capturing, editing and manipulation of both still and video sequences, their mixing with sound, vectors and typography, to be used as video clips, on the web or as part of CD presentations towards finished avis will be the core of this course. The primary software used will be Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2016-2017 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2015-2016 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2014-2015 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2013-2014 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2012-2013 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2011-2012 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2010-2011 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2009-2010 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2008-2009 Introduction to Video Techniques 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 539 Envisioning Information 3 Credits
Envisioning Information'' helps students to grasp modes of information that encompass diverse domains of knowledge. The course introduces the basic principles information design (like layering and separation) and conventions (like diagrams, maps and signs). The students will visualize information through projects that involve giving instructions; organizing complex databases; designing user inter

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Envisioning Information 3
Spring 2016-2017 Envisioning Information 3
Spring 2015-2016 Envisioning Information 3
Fall 2008-2009 Envisioning Information 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 542 Visiting Artist / Designer 3 Credits
Integration of interdisciplinary studio concerns with contemporary art issues. Students work with several guest artists, designers, filmmakers, critics, or scholars in lecture/discussion/workshop activities.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Fall 2010-2011 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2009-2010 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Fall 2009-2010 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2008-2009 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Fall 2008-2009 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2007-2008 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Fall 2007-2008 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2006-2007 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Fall 2006-2007 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2004-2005 Visiting Artist / Designer 3
Spring 2003-2004 Visiting Artist / Designer 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 543 Design and History 3 Credits
Crossing the traditional boundaries between Art and Science, as well as borrowing from the vocabularies of other disciplines, the goals of design have shifted between form and function and the integration of technological innovation into the process of creating usable objects.Taking its initial trajectory from the formative discourse evolving around typographically based design traditions this comprehensive review of the history of design will be exploring the manifold possibilities of integrative as well as dispersive design practices.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 544 Art and Institutions 3 Credits
The argument that art is what particular institutions promote and/or claim as art has been reiterated in a number of contexts. This course will be review of those arguments and of the situations from which they arise and on which they comment. What has art become if it cannot apparently escape from institutional determination? How have artists and writers responded to these situations? The course will enable a critical review of the problematic of art and institutions initially by defining the problems and difficulties that institutions raise for art, as a prelude to assessing possibilities of the reverse.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Art and Institutions 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 545 Interaction Design 3 Credits
This course is designed to focus on interaction issues. During the course, students will become familiar with the topic with using various tools and applications that are commonly used in professional interaction design work and they will be introduced to the works of practitioners in the field.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2014-2015 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2012-2013 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2010-2011 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2008-2009 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2007-2008 Interaction Design 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 546 Sound Projects 3 Credits
The students at this stage are expected to develop an awareness of the pervasive use of sound design for conveying ideas through digital technology. Class lecture/demonstrations are supplemented by weekly labs and culminate in students' compositional projects.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2015-2016 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2010-2011 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2009-2010 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2008-2009 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2007-2008 Sound Projects 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 547 Photography & Expression 3 Credits
Visual expression is the essence of visual communication / multimedia design these days. And, , photography is the one of the most important components of this interactive design process. In this class, we are going to to discover / experiment ways to express yourself and your design ideas through photography. We will try to create photographs that tell stories or create moods.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2016-2017 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2015-2016 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2014-2015 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2013-2014 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2012-2013 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2011-2012 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2010-2011 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2009-2010 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2008-2009 Photography & Expression 3
Spring 2007-2008 Photography & Expression 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 548 Motion Graphics and Art 3 Credits
The course will focus on advanced editing and compositing techniques, particularly in a virtual three dimensional environment. Special Effects as well as the manipulation of type and imagery will be a central issue throughout this course. The software to be primarily used is Combustion by Discreet. The student will also be brought into contact with both studio and outdoor video shooting; the usage of cameras and lights in a studio environment as well as in real environmental settings. Real-life simulative projects will be given to design students, whilst art students will be encouraged to apply the media in a self expressive context.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2016-2017 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2015-2016 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2014-2015 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2013-2014 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2012-2013 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2010-2011 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2009-2010 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2008-2009 Motion Graphics and Art 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 549 Art and Design in Virtual Worlds 3 Credits
This exploratory course will focus on the usage of cutting edge technologies as is manifested in the emergent phenomena of immersive, three dimensional, online virtual worlds, such as Second Life®, in the provision of multi-dimensional, temporal interactive content for the usage in user participative artistic productions, games, integrative design practices, broadcast, visual effects and architectural visualization.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 550 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3 Credits
The aim of this course is to ask questions about inner and surrounding space of a 3 dimensional art work. Ideas on construction and deconstruction of sculptures,installation will be covered by studying cases in the 20th Art History and critics on students practice in various studio techniques.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3
Spring 2016-2017 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3
Spring 2015-2016 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3
Spring 2013-2014 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3
Spring 2012-2013 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3
Spring 2011-2012 Construction/Deconstruction in 3 Dimensional Space 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 551 From Line to Stain on Surface 3 Credits
This course asks questions on what painting practice is, what is thinking on painting today and how it's living in the contemporary art practice. Its transformation will be considered in the history with the discovery divers mediums such as photography, cinema, video, digital techniques and what is their influences of tracing a line and creating a stain on a given surface.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2010-2011 From Line to Stain on Surface 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 553 Design Thinking 3 Credits
Today design lies at the crossroads of culture, technology, society, environment and business. We live in increasingly visual, design-conscious environments, from our cities and public spaces to our homes and offices, from cultural institutions and entertainment venues to parks and new urban developments. From objects, gadgets, advertising, websites, social media, printed matter and magazines to trends in fashion, food, music, hair styles and tattoos "design" is everywhere, almost a household term. Yet in spite of (and perhaps because of) this omnipresence, both as creators and as consumers of design, we sometimes hesitate to question, understand, constructively criticize and learn from what surrounds us. This course aims to encourage students to do so through observations, related readings, exercises and viewings. Students are expected to express their views, join discussions and contribute material to further develop their understanding and awareness of the thinking that goes into design.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Design Thinking 3
Fall 2016-2017 Design Thinking 3
Spring 2010-2011 Design, Object, Pulsations 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 554 Advanced Topics in Typography 3 Credits
This course builds an advanced understanding of typographic technique through in depth analyses of: forms of letters; text and tonal value; and the elements of typographic style. Students will deal with topics ranging from corporate communications; public information design, literature and storytelling and intellectual meditations

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Advanced Topics in Typography 3
Fall 2016-2017 Advanced Topics in Typography 3
Fall 2015-2016 Advanced Topics in Typography 3
Fall 2013-2014 Advanced Topics in Typography 3
Fall 2011-2012 Advanced Topics in Typography 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 555 Physical Computing 3 Credits
Students will learn how to communicate through computers by applying various physical perception methods for the purpose of creating interactive art and design projects. The course will also be supplemented with reading and analyzing a series of written theoretical materials about the topic. Basics of building circuits and developing software to communicate with microcontrollers and computers will be introduced

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Physical Computing 3
Spring 2016-2017 Physical Computing 3
Spring 2014-2015 Physical Computing 3
Fall 2013-2014 Physical Computing 3
Spring 2010-2011 Physical Computing 3
Spring 2009-2010 Physical Computing 3
Spring 2008-2009 Physical Computing 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 556 De-coding Design Culture 3 Credits
This course focuses on the historically accumulative aspects of design elements, which constitute the significant aspects of Culture in general, and Design Culture in specific sampling units. The prevalence of design as a ritualistic element of cultural activities and its critical analysis is grounded on the most prevalent comparative evaluations of art and design theories and their inferences. Central questions include: what kind of relationships exist between design-based activities and art practices?,Which reciprocal activities generate the outcomes between design and technology?, How do these relationships affect the cultural-map of specific habitations and social locations?, How can one read cultural identities through decoding the design elements of the product-lines?, Which design elements of the product embodied historical evolution of the cultural exchanges?

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 De-coding Design Culture 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 561 Advanced Illustration 3 Credits
Illustration can be broadly explained as the visual rendering of a specific subject through drawing, painting or photography. In this course illustration will be taken to refer to the visual representation of certain moods or attitudes through these media. Students will have the opportunity to learn various illustration techniques and experiment on creating their own style. Projects may vary, but will include (at least) illustrating texts for posters and character development for a book of fairy tales. By the end of the semester students will have added to their portfolios, as well as to their expertise and self-confidence in experimenting with and using illustration for further visual projects.

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Summer 2013-2014 Advanced Illustration 3
Spring 2011-2012 Advanced Illustration 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 571 Fine Art Practice 3 Credits
This is a hands-on studio course aimed to provide the students with the opportunity to enhance their creative skills through the completion of set projects in a wide range of artistic fields. The course addresses aspects of practice common to all forms of visual art activity, such as coming into existence of artistic ideas, conducting various methods of self-directed visual research for recording and producing artistic ideas and images, providing access to sources and references inherent in the creative process. Students are required to keep a paper or digital journal as a resource and a reference for the development of an innovative and personal approach to ideas and techniques.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Fine Art Practice 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 581 Summer Project I 2 Credits
This highly intensive, short-duration project class will delve into a specialized topic related to the practice or the theory of the creative fields; the subject of which will vary based upon the area expertise of the instructor. The outcome will be an artwork/design product or a theoretical essay; the contents of which will be determined by the contents of the class.

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ECTS Credit: 3 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 582 Summer Project II 2 Credits
This highly intensive, short-duration project class will delve into a specialized topic related to the practice or the theory of the creative fields; the subject of which will vary based upon the area expertise of the instructor. The outcome will be an artwork/design product or a theoretical essay; the contents of which will be determined by the contents of the class.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 3 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 590 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0 Credit
A multi-purpose course that can be used flexibly for extra preparation in studio projects/exhibitions.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2017-2018 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2016-2017 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2016-2017 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2015-2016 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2015-2016 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2014-2015 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2014-2015 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2013-2014 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2013-2014 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2012-2013 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2012-2013 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2011-2012 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2011-2012 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2010-2011 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2009-2010 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2009-2010 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2008-2009 Project / Exhibition / Thesis Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2006-2007 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2006-2007 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2005-2006 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2005-2006 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2004-2005 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Fall 2002-2003 Studio/Exhibition Preparation Seminar 0
Spring 2001-2002 Studio/Exhibition Develpoment Seminar 0

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 1 ECTS / 1 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 597 Term Project 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' work under the supervision of a Faculty member for the preparation of an exhibition / design project.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Term Project 0
Fall 2017-2018 Term Project 0
Spring 2016-2017 Term Project 0
Spring 2015-2016 Term Project 0
Summer 2013-2014 Term Project 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 20 ECTS / 20 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 599 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing under the supervision of a Faculty member or for the preparation of an exhibition / design project.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2017-2018 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2016-2017 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2016-2017 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2015-2016 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2015-2016 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2014-2015 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2014-2015 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2013-2014 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2013-2014 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2012-2013 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2012-2013 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2011-2012 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2011-2012 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2010-2011 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2010-2011 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2009-2010 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2009-2010 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2008-2009 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2008-2009 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2007-2008 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2007-2008 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2006-2007 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2006-2007 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2005-2006 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2005-2006 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2004-2005 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2004-2005 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2003-2004 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2003-2004 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2002-2003 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Fall 2002-2003 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0
Spring 2001-2002 Master Thesis / Studio Project 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 35 ECTS / 35 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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