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
NMD4105 Media Production Techniques Fall 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: Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SİNAN AŞÇI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The main aim of the course is to give the essential production techniques for print, radio, television and online brodcasting.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Students who successfully complete this course:
1. Will make progress in understanding and comprehending the visual world.
2. Will be able to gain and develop technical skills in developing visual projects.
3. will be able to initiate, develop and present photography and video projects
4. Will be able to create a personal portfolio.
5. Will be able to share and discuss personal projects with multimedia applications.

Course Content

This course introduces to the basics of image capture using stills and video production technologies. Students will learn photographic techniques, from recording initial assets to editing, digitization, compression and storage. Students also will develop your skills in mediatic storytelling and study examples of promotion and campaigning with social media.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the course
2) Photography techniques
3) Being a photographer and videographer
4) What is happening in our immediate environment? What is a visual summary of this?
5) Thinking visually
6) Working as a team
7) Creative thinking
8) Telling visual stories
9) Thinking, production, critic and presentation
10) Find a subject, make a production, need a critic and make a presentation
11) Multimedia applications
12) Where are the differences between editorial work and commercial work in media production?
13) Creative presentation techniques
14) Review of the course


Course Notes / Textbooks: Reading materials will be given on weekly basis.
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Application 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Midterms 1 5 5
Final 1 5 5
Total Workload 136

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. 5
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
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. 4
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. 3
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. 3
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. 4