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VA 201 Visual Language I 4 Credits
This course intends to convey the basic knowledge of seeing. Various methods for the organization of visual elements are utilised in the projects produced by students throughout the semester. These projects will be jointly discussed during the studio critiques to develop necessary skills in reading and analysing visual statements.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Visual Language I 4
Fall 2016-2017 Visual Language I 4
Fall 2015-2016 Visual Language I 4
Fall 2014-2015 Visual Language I 4
Fall 2013-2014 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2011-2012 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2010-2011 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2009-2010 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2005-2006 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2003-2004 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2002-2003 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2001-2002 Visual Language I 3
Spring 2000-2001 Visual Language I 3
Fall 2000-2001 Visual Language I 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 202 Visual Language II 4 Credits
The course is a continuation of VA201. At this stage the students will be introduced to the principles of three-dimensional design. The aim of the course course is to analyse the fundamental methods of producing 3 -D objects and issues of spatial organization. A part of the semester will be devoted to introduction to basic typography and exercises in relating 2-D design to the third dimension.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Visual Language II 4
Spring 2016-2017 Visual Language II 4
Spring 2015-2016 Visual Language II 4
Spring 2014-2015 Visual Language II 4
Spring 2013-2014 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2011-2012 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2009-2010 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Visual Language II 3
Fall 2008-2009 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2005-2006 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2003-2004 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2002-2003 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2001-2002 Visual Language II 3
Spring 2000-2001 Visual Language II 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 203 Language of Drawing I 3 Credits
The goal of the course is to introduce basic ways of visual perception such as lines, shapes, darkness-light. In the second phase of the course the participants are expected to develop their skills of observation towards nature, man-made objects and human figures.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2011-2012 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2010-2011 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2009-2010 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2005-2006 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2004-2005 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2003-2004 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2002-2003 Language of Drawing I 3
Spring 2001-2002 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2001-2002 Language of Drawing I 3
Spring 2000-2001 Language of Drawing I 3
Fall 2000-2001 Language of Drawing I 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 204 Language of Drawing II 3 Credits
This course is a continuation of VA 203. Advanced tasks and individual experiments on large-scale drawings and renderings are to be performed in the studio. The focus is on broadening ways of perception, interplay of light and dark, use of color and paint, and general improvement of the individual's drawing skills with the guidance of the instructor.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2014-2015 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2011-2012 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2009-2010 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2005-2006 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2004-2005 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2003-2004 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2002-2003 Language of Drawing II 3
Fall 2002-2003 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2001-2002 Language of Drawing II 3
Fall 2001-2002 Language of Drawing II 3
Spring 2000-2001 Language of Drawing II 3

Prerequisite: VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 228 Introduction to Photography 3 Credits
This course aims to introduce the student to the varied aspects of photography and to develop the student?s ability to read, describe, and interpret photographic images. It covers topics like, the history of photography, major photographic works of the 20th century, and contemporary photographers. Genres like portraiture, photo journalism, landscape, narrative, and conceptual and other facets such as, shutter speed and aperture, framing and compositional techniques, natural lighting and white balance effects are central points of interest.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2014-2015 Introduction to Photography 3
Summer 2013-2014 Introduction to Photography 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 234 Design with Typography 3 Credits
This course is based on the study of letterforms, typography image and concept relationships for effective communication. The language of typography, building a visual vocabulary, the personality of type, review of fonts and font families, exploring size, arrangement of text, creative use of space, communication through letterforms, working with words and color are the issues and subjects to be investigated.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2016-2017 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2015-2016 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2014-2015 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2013-2014 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2012-2013 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2011-2012 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2010-2011 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2009-2010 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2008-2009 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2007-2008 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2006-2007 Design with Typography 3
Spring 2005-2006 Design with Typography (VA334) 3
Spring 2004-2005 Design with Typography (VA334) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Design with Typography (VA334) 3
Fall 2001-2002 Design with Typography (VA334) 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 301 Project Studio I 3 Credits
VA section: Introduction to painting, sculpture and to basic notions of art making. Studio research into the numerous possibilities of various styles and approaches to visual art VCD section: Coverage of the basic concepts of Graphic Design, such as Typography, Page Layout and Image creation and processing and their basic interactions.

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

Prerequisite: VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 234 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 234 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 302 Project Studio II 3 Credits
VA section: Introduction to actual space of the artwork. The studio work will aim to provide access to a vast array of media and conceptual approaches to making and thinking about art. The faculty and students will jointly work on mixed media, installation, kinetics, electronic media and other contemporary practices. VCD section: An investigation into the implementation of design elements within design concepts; i.e. the creation of designs within conceptual frameworks through a broad focus towards multimedia and web design projects.

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

Prerequisite: VA 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 310 Introduction to Multimedia 3 Credits
The course aims to study multimedia as defined by MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte: "Taking the audiovisual richness out of broadcast and entertainment, the depth of knowledge and information out of publishing, and the interactivity of computers - all put together in the sensory deep rich interactive systems we call multimedia." This particular sequence of introductory classes focuses on the design of communication tools which link people to their surroundings. The course will take advantage of the inherent multi-disciplinary nature of multimedia by covering the basics including; computer hardware and peripherals, file formats, resolution and color, screen composition, photography, graphic design, concept development, flowcharting, storyboarding, visualization techniques, presentation formats, production methods, desktop publishing and the principles of user interface design in general. No prior computer experience beyond the word processor is expected.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Introduction to Multimedia 3
Spring 2016-2017 Introduction to Multimedia 3
Spring 2015-2016 Introduction to Multimedia 3
Spring 2014-2015 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2013-2014 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2010-2011 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2008-2009 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2006-2007 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2005-2006 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2004-2005 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3
Summer 2001-2002 Introduction to Multimedia (VA210) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 312 History of Visual Communication 3 Credits
This course introduces the student to an historical the origins of printing and typography to the postmodern/present day visual communication design. It aims to provide a conceptual and pictorial overview of significant stages in visual communication design activities. The designs of key periods will be discussed and investigated with respect to their social and economic impacts on the society.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2013-2014 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2012-2013 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2011-2012 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2010-2011 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2009-2010 History of Visual Communication 3
Spring 2008-2009 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2007-2008 History of Visual Communication 3
Fall 2006-2007 History of Visual Communication 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 315 Visual Culture 3 Credits
As an introduction to Visual Studies, this course will examine a range of differently produced visual objects. Moving across a field which includes traditionally produced fine art objects to photography, film TV and digital media, from video to performance to fashion the course will consider different accounts of visual culture: how visual objects are understood, interpreted and evaluated. The course may therefore touch upon theories of aesthetics as well as on other accounts of the significance and value of modes of visual communication.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Visual Culture 3
Fall 2014-2015 Visual Culture 3
Spring 2013-2014 Visual Culture 3
Fall 2013-2014 Visual Culture 3
Spring 2012-2013 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2012-2013 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2011-2012 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2010-2011 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Summer 2009-2010 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2009-2010 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Spring 2008-2009 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2008-2009 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2006-2007 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2005-2006 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2004-2005 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2003-2004 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Visual Culture (VA215) 3
Fall 2001-2002 Visual Culture (VA215) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 321 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 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. Students are required to keep 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 2017-2018 Fine Art Practice 3
Spring 2016-2017 Fine Art Practice 3
Spring 2015-2016 Fine Art Practice 3
Spring 2013-2014 Fine Art Practice 3
Spring 2012-2013 Fine Art Practice 3
Spring 2011-2012 Fine Art Practice 3
Fall 2009-2010 Fine Art Practice 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 322 Digital Art Practice 3 Credits
This course involves the exploration into the common aspects of visual arts with an emphasis on the digital artistic practice. Students are expected to do visual research and develop ideas in journals in paper or other appropriate forms and digital media for experimentation and visualization. Exploring potential interrelationships between media, established and new, the projects produced in this course will demonstrate a capacity for independent creative thinking and a consolidation of technical, imaginative, and expressive skills. The course will also place emphasis on the development of a critical and theoretical framework for the evolving practice of digital art.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Digital Art Practice 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 323 Figure Drawing 3 Credits
This is an advanced drawing course to improve skills of drawing by studying proportions of human body and anatomy based on observation of live models standing and in motion. There will be studies of the model alongside still life objects as well as utilising other drawing methods ranging from photographic-slide and video projections over the models. Different drawing materials and techniques such as computer enlargements and transformations will be used to enrich the students' individual perception and expression abilities.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2016-2017 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2015-2016 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2014-2015 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2013-2014 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2012-2013 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2011-2012 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2010-2011 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2009-2010 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2008-2009 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2007-2008 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2006-2007 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2005-2006 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2004-2005 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2003-2004 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2002-2003 Figure Drawing 3
Fall 2001-2002 Figure Drawing 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 324 Advanced Drawing 3 Credits
This course will guide the participant to experiment with various drawing techniques, develop and try out self-created materials, paints and tools. This approach aims to help students to find out their individual processes and use of tools for artistic drawings

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2016-2017 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2015-2016 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2014-2015 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2013-2014 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2012-2013 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2011-2012 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2010-2011 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2009-2010 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2008-2009 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2007-2008 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2006-2007 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2005-2006 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2004-2005 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2003-2004 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2002-2003 Advanced Drawing 3
Spring 2001-2002 Advanced Drawing 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 325 Interface Design 3 Credits
The course is an introduction to the study and design of interfaces in general. Interfaces represent how people interact and are crucial to the success of any project as they link the projected audience to the material to be conveyed. The aim in this course is to enable students to apply the principles of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to the study / design of useful, usable, and effective user interfaces.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Interface Design 3
Fall 2016-2017 Interface Design 3
Fall 2015-2016 Interface Design 3
Fall 2014-2015 Interface Design 3
Fall 2013-2014 Interface Design 3
Fall 2011-2012 Interface Design 3
Fall 2010-2011 Interface Design 3
Fall 2009-2010 Interface Design 3
Fall 2008-2009 Interface Design 3
Fall 2007-2008 Interface Design 3
Fall 2006-2007 Interface Design 3
Fall 2005-2006 Interface Design 3
Fall 2004-2005 Interface Design 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 327 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3 Credits
This course aims to develop the student's digital photographic skills in camera use, studio lighting, and image processing. It focuses on: basic camera techniques such as exposure, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and depth-of-field; the appropriate use of lighting like key lights, side lights, hair lights, natural/outdoor lighting and the use of diffusers and reflectors; and lastly, an emphasis will be placed on the combined use of both in-camera and lighting techniques for achieving specific photographic effects. Additionally, the course introduces digital imaging processes like color correction, sharpness, burning and dodging, and the preparation of images for the web and print.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3
Fall 2014-2015 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3
Fall 2013-2014 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3
Fall 2012-2013 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3
Spring 2011-2012 Studio Photography and Lighting Techniques 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 328 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3 Credits
This course will introduce the student to digital and photographic imaging technologies and techniques in a studio setting. Each student will be guided so as to both grasp those technologies and techniques, including 'post-production' software applications as well as more traditional developing and printing, and to develop their own artistic and design work using those techniques.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2016-2017 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2015-2016 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2014-2015 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2013-2014 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2012-2013 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2011-2012 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2010-2011 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2009-2010 Digital and Photographic Imaging 3
Fall 2008-2009 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2007-2008 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2006-2007 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2005-2006 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2004-2005 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2003-2004 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA332) 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 329 Photography and Expression 3 Credits
Visual expression is the essence of visual communication / multimedia design. Photography is the one of the most important components of this interactive design process. This class helps the students to discover and experiment ways to express their design ideas through photography. The objective is to create photographs that tell stories or create moods

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2016-2017 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2015-2016 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2014-2015 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2013-2014 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2012-2013 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2011-2012 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2010-2011 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2009-2010 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2008-2009 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2007-2008 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2006-2007 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2005-2006 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2004-2005 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2003-2004 Photography and Expression 3
Spring 2002-2003 Photography and Expression 3

Prerequisite: VA 332 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or VA 328 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 331 Illustration as Communication 3 Credits
This course concentrates on the fundamentals of illustration as a communication design tool. Diverse illustration techniques and their applications from layout level to final output will be the main focus of the course. Processes in digital media as well as conventional illustration methods will be interchangeably utilized.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2016-2017 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2015-2016 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2014-2015 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2013-2014 Illustration as Communication 3
Spring 2012-2013 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2011-2012 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2010-2011 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2009-2010 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2008-2009 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2007-2008 Illustration as Communication 3
Spring 2006-2007 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2006-2007 Illustration as Communication 3
Spring 2005-2006 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2005-2006 Illustration as Communication 3
Spring 2004-2005 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2004-2005 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2003-2004 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2002-2003 Illustration as Communication 3
Fall 2001-2002 Illustration as Communication 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 333 Web Design 3 Credits
The course will cover the visual fundamentals of Web Design, such as interface design, navigation, usage of visual elements, typography and web animation. The software used will be Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 and Macromedia Flash 5. While a working knowledge of Graphic Design and typographic basics is desirable, it is not considered a prerequisite, i.e. non designers are welcome to enroll.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Web Design 3
Spring 2016-2017 Web Design 3
Spring 2015-2016 Web Design 3
Spring 2014-2015 Web Design 3
Spring 2013-2014 Web Design 3
Fall 2013-2014 Web Design 3
Spring 2012-2013 Web Design 3
Fall 2012-2013 Web Design 3
Spring 2011-2012 Web Design 3
Spring 2010-2011 Web Design 3
Fall 2010-2011 Web Design 3
Spring 2009-2010 Web Design 3
Fall 2009-2010 Web Design 3
Spring 2008-2009 Web Design 3
Fall 2008-2009 Web Design 3
Spring 2007-2008 Web Design 3
Fall 2007-2008 Web Design 3
Spring 2006-2007 Web Design 3
Fall 2006-2007 Web Design 3
Summer 2005-2006 Web Design 3
Spring 2005-2006 Web Design 3
Fall 2005-2006 Web Design 3
Summer 2004-2005 Web Design 3
Spring 2004-2005 Web Design 3
Fall 2004-2005 Web Design 3
Fall 2003-2004 Web Design 3
Fall 2002-2003 Web Design 3
Spring 2001-2002 Web Design 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 335 Sound and Image 3 Credits
This course will explore sound fundamentals as an ingredient of art and design, focusing on varied sound segments for installation, performance, video/film, WWW, and audio CD. The course is intended for art and design students as well as persons involved in multimedia work and interested in basic knowledge of sound and acoustic. Prior design experience would be useful but not necessary. The course is geared towards students who have interest in transforming and using sound inartistic installations, performances or Web pages, and non-synchronous video and film experiments. Appropriate recording methods, recording specific events and broadcasting it simultaneously are some other subjects that the course will cover.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2015-2016 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2014-2015 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2013-2014 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2012-2013 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2011-2012 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2010-2011 Sound and Image 3
Summer 2009-2010 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2009-2010 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2008-2009 Sound and Image 3
Spring 2007-2008 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2007-2008 Sound and Image 3
Summer 2006-2007 Sound and Image 3
Spring 2006-2007 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2006-2007 Sound and Image 3
Spring 2005-2006 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2005-2006 Sound and Image 3
Summer 2004-2005 Sound and Image 3
Summer 2003-2004 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2003-2004 Sound and Image 3
Fall 2002-2003 Sound and Image 3
Spring 2001-2002 Sound and Image 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 336 Sound Projects 3 Credits
This course is a continuation of VA335. 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 2013-2014 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2006-2007 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2005-2006 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2003-2004 Sound Projects 3
Spring 2002-2003 Sound Projects 3

Prerequisite: VA 335 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 337 Online Design Strategies 3 Credits
This course aims to help senior design students develop their problem solving skills for corporate as well as non-profit online projects. They will be required to provide creative solutions towards several unique cases most of which involve maintaining a corporate identity online. Students will also experience the need to adapt to future changes in the industry and aspects of working with long term clients.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: VA 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 345 Creative Coding 3 Credits
The course explores code at a conceptual level with the aim of using computation as an expressive and creative tool. It addresses topics such as generative audio-visuals, computational art, scripting for common media tools.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Creative Coding 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VA 399 Independent Study 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list and forms of evaluation. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 401 Project Studio III 3 Credits
VA section: After the intentionally eclectic program of the third studio year, the students at this stage are expected to move towards a personal approach to producing and reflecting about art. While the work becomes self-reliant, collective studio critiques will encourage and guide the student to ask the substantive questions about individual goals. VCD section: Introducing multimedia design elements; i.e. sound, interactivity, animation and the combination thereof within a graphic presentation.

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

Prerequisite: VA 302 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 402 Project Studio IV 4 Credits
VA section: In this semester the students are expected to develop their own body of artistic works. Both collective and individualised studio critiques will continue throughout the semester. Issues of professional practice and presentation methods will be researched and reviewed. VCD section: Combining and diversifying design components within a final project such as web design, digital video or more traditional design venues, such as editorial design.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Project Studio IV 4
Fall 2017-2018 Project Studio IV 4
Spring 2016-2017 Project Studio IV 4
Spring 2015-2016 Project Studio IV 4
Spring 2014-2015 Project Studio IV 4
Spring 2013-2014 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2012-2013 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2011-2012 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2010-2011 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2009-2010 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2008-2009 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2007-2008 Project Studio IV 3
Fall 2007-2008 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2006-2007 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2005-2006 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2004-2005 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2003-2004 Project Studio IV 3
Spring 2002-2003 Project Studio IV 3

Prerequisite: VA 401 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 416 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 420 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 424 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
Fall 2010-2011 Advanced Topics in Typography 3
Summer 2008-2009 Advanced Topics in Typography 3

Prerequisite: VA 234 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 428 Pinhole Photograhy 3 Credits
This studio course introduces the student to a variety of lens-less camera building techniques and photographic pinhole aesthetics. It discusses the uses of lens-less photography in both historical and theoretical contexts. The role of the pinhole photograph as a contemporary art form is examined. The course begins with a simple matchbox camera and advance to telephoto, wide-angle, panoramic and digital pinhole cameras.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2011-2012 Pinhole Photograhy 3
Summer 2010-2011 Pinhole Photograhy 3

Prerequisite: VA 328 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 430 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3 Credits
The aim of the course is to introduce theories of aesthetics from its early formulations to the present day. The students will be informed about post-1945 art theories and critical movements such as structuralism, post-structuralism and feminist art. The connection and interdependency between art and theory in the same period will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to produce written pieces which critically evaluate artworks.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3
Fall 2013-2014 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3
Fall 2012-2013 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3
Fall 2011-2012 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3
Fall 2010-2011 Art Analysis: Theory and Criticism 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 431 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
Fall 2007-2008 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2006-2007 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Summer 2005-2006 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2005-2006 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2004-2005 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Spring 2003-2004 Introduction to Video Techniques 3
Fall 2002-2003 Introduction to Video Techniques 3

Prerequisite: VA 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 203 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 433 3D Modelling 3 Credits
The student is introduced to 3D modeling techniques and image and environmental creation, using state-of-the-art software. The course also familiarizes the student with 3D models and imagery in multimedia design projects.

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 2013-2014 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
Fall 2007-2008 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2006-2007 3D Modelling 3
Summer 2005-2006 3D Design 3
Fall 2005-2006 3D Design 3
Fall 2004-2005 3D Design 3
Spring 2003-2004 3D Design 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 434 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 2015-2016 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
Spring 2006-2007 3D Animation 3
Spring 2005-2006 3D Modelling 3
Spring 2004-2005 3D Modelling 3
Spring 2003-2004 3D Modelling 3
Fall 2003-2004 3D Modelling 3
Spring 2002-2003 3D Modelling 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 437 Experimental Film and Video 3 Credits
A comprehensive study of experimental film and video through screenings, readings, discussions, and creative practice, this course offers 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 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

Prerequisite: VA 431 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 439 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 interfaces; and aiding wayfinding)

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 2009-2010 Envisioning Information 3
Fall 2008-2009 Envisioning Information 3

Prerequisite: VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 440 Motion Graphics and Art 3 Credits
The sequel to VA431 (Introduction to Video Techniques), the course focuses on advanced editing and compositing techniques, particularly in a virtual three dimensional environment. Special effects as well as the manipulation of type and imagery are the central issues. The student is introduced to both studio and outdoor video shooting, the usage of cameras and lights in a studio environment as well as in real environmental settings. Design students are introduced to real-life simulative projects, whilst art students are 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
Spring 2007-2008 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2006-2007 Motion Graphics and Art 3
Spring 2005-2006 Creating Video 3
Spring 2004-2005 Creating Video 3
Fall 2003-2004 Creating Video 3
Spring 2002-2003 Creating Video 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 441 Visiting Artist Studio 3 Credits
This course will be taught by a visiting artist. Sabancı University intends to invite regularly local and international artists to teach studio courses within the VA/VCD program. The content and issues covered in the course will be determined by each visiting artist.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2010-2011 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Summer 2009-2010 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Fall 2009-2010 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Summer 2008-2009 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Fall 2008-2009 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Fall 2007-2008 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Fall 2006-2007 Visiting Artist Studio 3
Spring 2003-2004 Visiting Artist Studio 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 442 Visiting Designer Studio 3 Credits
This course will be taught by a visiting designer. Sabancı University intends to invite regularly local and international designers to teach studio courses within the VA/VCD program. The content and issues covered in the course will be determined by each visiting designer.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2012-2013 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2011-2012 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2009-2010 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2008-2009 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2007-2008 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2006-2007 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2005-2006 Visiting Designer Studio 3
Spring 2004-2005 Visiting Designer Studio 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 444 Interaction Design 3 Credits
This course is designed to focus on screen based 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. Advanced programming techniques in various scripting languages will be covered.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2015-2016 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2014-2015 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2013-2014 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2012-2013 Interaction Design 3
Spring 2011-2012 Interaction Design 3
Fall 2011-2012 Interaction Design 3
Spring 2010-2011 Interaction Design 3
Spring 2009-2010 Interaction Design 3
Summer 2005-2006 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3
Fall 2005-2006 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3
Summer 2004-2005 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3
Summer 2002-2003 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Animated Design On The Web (VA344) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 445 Issues in Contemporary Performance Art 3 Credits
What issues are significant in the analysis and the practices of performance art, and how have they developed? Conflicting narratives of the history of the genre have developed in the US and Europe. These genealogies don't merely give an account of the art form-they also both enabled and delimited the work of artists and the ways that spectators view them. By examining and critiquing the dominant narratives of the history of performance art, I hope to offer alternative ways of understanding the significance(s) of the genre. I will take into account works that have been crucial to the field, attending to the multiple layers, voices and practices that lay within it.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2005-2006 Issues in Performance Art in Contemporary Art 3
Summer 2004-2005 Issues in Performance Art in Contemporary Art 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 446 History and Aesthetics of Electroacoustic Music 3 Credits
After its practical emergence in the late 1940's, electroacoustic music became an integral part of 20th and 21st century music history. This course explores the aesthetical, ideological and technical evolution of electroacoustic music in historical context. It aims to investigate the sound processing techniques, and in order to establish a critical listening perspective, which can be considered as a fundamental element for the perception of electroacoustic compositions.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2012-2013 History and Aesthetics of Electroacoustic Music 3
Summer 2011-2012 History and Aesthetics of Electroacoustic Music 3
Summer 2010-2011 History and Aesthetics of Electroacoustic Music 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 453 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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 455 Physical Computing 3 Credits
This course explores various methods and design systems for the purpose of collaboratively applying physical computing while building an interactive physical environment. The course also supplements a series of written theoretical ideas 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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 456 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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 461 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2013-2014 Advanced Illustration 3
Spring 2011-2012 Advanced Illustration 3
Summer 2009-2010 Advanced Illustration 3

Prerequisite: VA 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and VA 204 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 481 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 3 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 482 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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 3 ECTS / 3 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
VA 490 Professional Practice as a Designer 3 Credits
This course aims to prepare the students for their careers, by developing the skills and strategies that will enhance competence, self confidence as well as the requisite adaptability to succeed in the diverse professional environments within which they are expected to operate. The course includes portfolio making and presentation of ideas, projects and concepts as well as enhancing writing skills, which will help the preparation of professional as well as creative briefs, and reports, which are all part of the requirements of large-scale design projects. The approach is practice-based. It sets up a system that encourages students to put into practice various subjects through hands-on assignments. Furthermore guest lecturers and field trips will provide students with the opportunity of learning from advanced professionals in the design fields.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Professional Practice as a Designer 3
Fall 2013-2014 Professional Practice as a Designer 3
Fall 2012-2013 Professional Practice as a Designer 3
Fall 2011-2012 Professional Practice as a Designer 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: