BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design - Program Objectives


Over the past century, and acceleratedly so during recent decades, visuality has become pervasive in all aspects of life due to the proliferation of media based communication devices which can be observed to have a strong basis in visuality. Thus the mission of the VACD program is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of visuality and its applications to the domains of Visual Art and Visual Communication Design. However, our efforts go beyond a sole understanding / application of the visual fields themselves in that we also seek to bring about their integration with other creative output such as sound design, new media output and temporally based works implemented through the diversified building blocks of our curriculum.

 

BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design - Program Outcomes


Common Outcomes of Bachelor’s Programs:


  1.    Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  2.    Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  3.    Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  4.    Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  5.    Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.


Program Specific Outcomes of Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design:


  6.    Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 
  7.    Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation.
  8.    Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms.
  9.    Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes.
10.    Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 
11.    Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context.
12.    Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries.
13.    Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts.

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MA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design - Program Objectives

 

The VACD M.A. program offers a rigorous study within a wide spectrum comprising visual arts, visual communication design and related theory. Students admitted come from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and formations. Close collaboration of the student with his/her project advisor is an essential aspect of the program and student advising is expected to lead to an early student/ advisor matching.

 

MA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design - Program Outcomes

 

Common Outcomes of Master’s Programs:


  1.    Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning.
  2.    Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
  3.    Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs.
  4.    Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
  5.    Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
  6.    Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.


Common Outcomes of Master of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:


  7.    Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  8.    Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  9.    Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.


Program Specific Outcomes Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design:


10.    Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts.
11.    Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation.
12.    Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms.
13.    Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context.

 

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