Department of Fine Arts and Elective Courses Course List

Elective Courses

ART201 - Introduction to Photography
Definition of photography and the photographer, the uses of photography in life, camera and its parts (aperture, iso, shutter, lens), light and its use in photography, composition rules in photography, the works of photographers from the world and Turkey.

ART202 - Cartoon
Basic information on cartoon; drawing techniques using simple rules; humor; career-oriented cartoon work.

ART221 - Annotated History of Music
The evolution of music in history of humanity; music in the process of becoming an art, the authencities of music; the historical analysis of music, information exchange as well as the main distinctions between art and other cultural domains.

ART222 - History of Jazz
The history of music before 1900's; Blues and Ragtime music genres; the impacts of musical, social and cultural structures of jazz music in New Orleans before its emergence in the region; main jazz movements starting from the very first Dixieland music to Fusion jazz movement today.

ART223 - Performing Jazz
Human voice in terms of its anatomy, physiology and its techniques.

ART224 - History of Argentine Tango
Where does the tango come from; tango-culture relationship; the origin and the evolution of Argentine tango; spreading of the dance to Europe and the world; the effects of tango on economic crisis and political changes in the world.

ART225 - Introduction to Classical Guitar
Fundamentals of music; notes, rhythm and fundamental music vocabulary; notes on the guitar, diagrams.

ART235 - Poliphonic Chorus

ART251 - Watercolour Painting
Basic knowledge of watercolour painting art and its history; watercolour techniques, tools and materials; demonstration of some real watercolour painting samples; basic principles and practice of painting techniques.

ART252 - Free Ceramic Forming
The ceramic clay; using clay for freehand forming; creating unique ceramic forms without restricting the individual creativity; creating two- or three-dimensional free-form designs using the ceramic clay.

ART271 - Creative Drama
Games and exercises designed by Viola Spolin to stimulate action, relation, spontaneity and creativity of individuals in a group setting; techniques such as warming up games, improvisations, roleplay, writing, story telling etc.

ART291 - Body Language and the Art of Persuasion
Posture, mimic, gesture, a correct and accurate way of using the intonation of speech; leadership skills and abilities to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking in the business and social environment; convincing others to adopt new ideas using body language.

ART292 - Sign Language
Developing the ability to communicate daily with hearing disabilities.

ART293 - Architectural Photography
Architectural dynamics in art of photography; photography techniques that are compatible with structures; equipment knowladge and usage techniques.

ART294 - Stage Makeup
Plastic makeup; form working on model; Coloration of silicon mold and placing on human face.