POV2525 Concept Development and VisualizationBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS 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
POV2525 Concept Development and Visualization Spring 2 2 3 6
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 : Instructor ORHAN CEM ÇETİN
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor ORHAN CEM ÇETİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Course discussions, which will focus on visual arts, particularly photographic understanding and method, will also include the perspectives of psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and aesthetics. The review of exhibitions and other related works, book reviews, photographic readings, oral performances and homework will enhance students’ knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define the principles of creative thinking.
2. Recognize photographic language and its use in creative processes.
3. Describe the use of photographic language within different photographic genres.
4. Discuss the role of different agents in artistic and photographic practices.
5. Define the relation between photography and philosophy of art.
6. Identify the relation between photography and historical, social and cultural issues.

Course Content

In this course, students will learn how to develop their creativity that is the foundation of art production; how to use it in their photographic work through systematic study of well known pieces of arts.

For the perception and transformation of knowledge it into products, certain necessary practices of exploring artworks and visualization principles will assist to the students.

In this course, alongside contemporary and historical photographs, exemplary pieces in literature, painting and music will be analyzed. How the artists through his/her methods and thought processes produce the photograph in the most creative and unique matter will be discussed.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the principles of creative thinking.
2) Systematics of thought, principles of creativity, mind stimulation and production methods, photography and creation. Weekly readings will be assigned.
3) Relationality in arts. Reading, receiving, realizing and transforming the “essence” into image. Weekly readings will be assigned.
4) Reading photography and its principles. Artistic and technical structure of photography. Photography in relation with the history of photography. History of culture and art. Weekly readings will be assigned.
5) Production process of photograph. Signs and practices of signifying in photography. Photography and reality. Photography as proof. Photography in place of memory. Photography that demonstrates/ illuminates news. Weekly readings will be assigned.
6) Advertisement Photography. Photograph: Why Art! Weekly readings will be assigned.
7) Induction and deduction in creative photography. Photograph and the concept of time. Link between past and future: Photography. Weekly readings will be assigned.
8) Week 8: Different cultures’ approach to art Orientalism and geographical aspects. Weekly readings will be assigned.
9) Setting up a photograph. Creative thought and sharing it with the society. Weekly readings will be assigned.
10) From perception to theory. Weekly readings will be assigned.
11) Fundamentals of composing. Readings of symbols and photographic references. Weekly readings will be assigned.
12) Digitalization. Weekly readings will be assigned.
13) Philosophy and aesthetics of photography. Photography and anthropology. Weekly readings will be assigned.
14) Creative thinking. Photography as media. Photography as a special language. Weekly readings will be assigned.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Will be provided via the course management system.

Evaluation System

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

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 4 14 56
Study Hours Out of Class 13 4 52
Homework Assignments 3 10 30
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Total Workload 140

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.