Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
VCD4121 Workshops and Seminars Spring 2 2 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi İPEK TORUN
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor SERKAN ŞİMŞEK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: In this course, students will be able to develop visual communication design education about graphic design, advertising design, digital advertising, social media, typeface, interactive and publishing design concepts with professional designers and academic members in seminars and workshops. Otherwise, students will be able to get to know sectorel practice fields of visual communication design concept.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Students will be able to define differences between classic advertising design and digital advertising design.
II. Students will be able to grabs the importance of sectoral sense of team work.
III. Students will be able to work together with professional designers in workshops.
IV. Students will be able to understand differences between art products and sectorel products in graphic design.
V. Students will be able to learn conversion process of find a creative idea and visualize.
VI. Students will be able to grabs basic differences between concept and subject.
VII. Students will be able to improve themselves about to become the dominant technology.
VIII. Students will be able to learn difference sectorel working area for career planning.

Course Content

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to course syllabus
2) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Poyraz Özer "Architecture and Level Design in Video Games"
3) Guest Lecturer Workshop: Volkan Hacıtahiroğulları "Game Design & Documentation"
4) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Yağmur Cenberli "Net Neutrality"
5) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Öykü Türeli "Research Methods in Communication"
6) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Nilüfer Geysi "Climate Change Communication"
7) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Ebru Güney "Cli-fi"
8) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Cemre Okumuş "Feminist Historiography & Documentary"
9) Guest Lecturer Workshop: Nisa Gülfidan "Poster Design & Print"
10) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Murat Can Oğuz "Mapping & Digital Experiences"
11) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Eren Demirkıran "Green Advertising"
12) Guest Lecturer Workshop: Laçin Yalçınkaya "Blogosphere & WordPress"
13) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Burak Özdemir "Nation Branding"
14) Guest Lecturer Seminar: Görkem Bir "Advertising & Globalization"


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Presentations / Seminar 12 56
Final 2 16
Total Workload 114

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.