ADV3622 Ad Design IIBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs SOFTWARE ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
ADV3622 Ad Design II Fall 2 2 3 7
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 ŞAFAK ŞAHİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims at providing the students with an ability to use the required graphics design programs (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe lllustrator), and a skill to plan and implement all the creative process according to the brief in hand. Another goal of the course is the training of advertisers of the next and the new age, with a skill to use the media of the new age, creation of alternative channels and the necessary application techniques. Students will also learn design principles and try to design advertising banners, OOH and BTL metarials, graphic manipulations according to these principles.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Students will be able to sense Typographic Communication concept.
2) Students will be able to define working process of Graphic Design and Page Layout.
3) Students will be able to recognize differences between graphic design and advertising design products.
4) Students will be able to recognize different layout formats.
5) Students will be able to use Adobe InDesign design software in upper intermediate level.
6) Students will be able to use Adobe Photoshop design software in upper intermediate level..
7) Students will be able to grabs the importance of sectoral sense of team work.

Course Content

Students will be able to realize unique design samples about classic, contemporary design within the framework basic design, visual communication design and advertising design principles.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Color on Graphic design and graphic design products Practice: Corporate Visual Identity Design products.
2) Typography and Typographical Communication. Practice: Corporate Visual Identity Design products.
3) Typography and Typographical Communication. Practice: Print Advertisement sample. Deadline for 1st Homework
4) Layout elements and Layout principles. Practice: Print Adveretisiment sample in different layout formats.
5) Relationship between graphic design principles and layout principles. Visual hierarchy. Practice: Print Advertisement sample in different layout formats.
6) Layout and Grid system. Practice: Print Advertisement sample.
7) Layout elements and layout principles. Grid system in the other fields of design. Turning grid into the layout. Practice: Print Advertisement sample. Deadline for 2nd Homework
8) Layout elements and layout principles. Grid system in the other fields of design. Turning grid into the layout. Practice: Print Advertisement sample.
9) Print advertisement samples Deadline for 3rd Homework:
10) Different Media: Outdoor Advertising
11) Different Media: Ambient Advertising
12) Point of Purchase product design.
13) Different Media: Visual design for on-line / off-line interactive diveces in advertising.
14) Project process: Advertising campaign design.


Course Notes / Textbooks: • Layout in Advertising, W.A.Dwiggins (Harper & Brothers-1948)
• How to Understand and Use Design and Layout, David Dabner (Pierce Spence-2006)
• Advertising Principles and Practice, Sandra E. Moriarty (Pearson Education-2009)

References: • Communication Arts Magazine
• Novum Magazine
• Archive Magazine
• SARIKAVAK, N. (2004). Kemal. Çağdaş Tipografinin Temelleri (Görsel İletişim ve Grafik Tasarımda), Ankara: Seçkin Yayıncılık.
• AKSOY, A. (2007). Yeni Reklamcılık (2. Baskı). İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
• AMBROSE, G., & AONO-BILLSON, N. (2013). Grafik Tasarımda Dil ve Yaklaşım, çev: M. Taşcıoğlu, Literatür Yayınları, İstanbul.
• AITCHISON, J. (2006) Cutting Edge Advertising. Basın İlanı Böyle Yapılır! İstanbul. Okuyan Us Yayın.
• Matthew Healey. (2008) What Is Branding?:Design brand discovery, ideas, typeface, logotype.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Midterms 2 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Homework Assignments 14 5 70
Midterms 3 4 12
Final 2 4 8
Total Workload 174

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) Be able to specify functional and non-functional attributes of software projects, processes and products.
2) Be able to design software architecture, components, interfaces and subcomponents of a system for complex engineering problems.
3) Be able to develop a complex software system with in terms of code development, verification, testing and debugging.
4) Be able to verify software by testing its program behavior through expected results for a complex engineering problem.
5) Be able to maintain a complex software system due to working environment changes, new user demands and software errors that occur during operation.
6) Be able to monitor and control changes in the complex software system, to integrate the software with other systems, and to plan and manage new releases systematically.
7) Be able to identify, evaluate, measure, manage and apply complex software system life cycle processes in software development by working within and interdisciplinary teams.
8) Be able to use various tools and methods to collect software requirements, design, develop, test and maintain software under realistic constraints and conditions in complex engineering problems.
9) Be able to define basic quality metrics, apply software life cycle processes, measure software quality, identify quality model characteristics, apply standards and be able to use them to analyze, design, develop, verify and test complex software system.
10) Be able to gain technical information about other disciplines such as sustainable development that have common boundaries with software engineering such as mathematics, science, computer engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, economics, management and be able to create innovative ideas in entrepreneurship activities.
11) Be able to grasp software engineering culture and concept of ethics and have the basic information of applying them in the software engineering and learn and successfully apply necessary technical skills through professional life.
12) Be able to write active reports using foreign languages and Turkish, understand written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, give clear and understandable instructions.
13) Be able to have knowledge about the effects of engineering applications on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the problems of engineering in the era and the legal consequences of engineering solutions.