FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 300 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Architecture in Films
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 300
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To develop a theoretical, analytical and sensory awareness of the relationship between architecture and the environment, and the way it is portrayed in film.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will be able to develop cultural critiques at an interdiciplinary level.
  • Student will be able to write and academic essay.
  • Student will be able to do interdisciplinary academic research.
  • Student will be able to apply different methods such as watching/observing, discussing, researching, reading, writing and presenting.
  • Student will be able to express his/her ideas by means of filmmaking.
Course Description Architecture in Films focuses on film space as a representation of architectural space, and on the sensory aspects of film and environment. Fiction films are analyzed in terms of mood, space, architecture and design, and concepts such as representation, montage, time, framing, flattening, light, color and sound are discussed.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction via short films
2 Film 1
3 Film 2
4 Film 3
5 Film 4 The film analysis of Film 1, 2 or 3
6 Film 5
7 Film 6
8 Film 7
9 Film 8 The film analysis of Film 4, 5 or 6
10 Presentations Preparing a presentation and writing a text
11 Short films Shooting a short film
12 Film9
13 Film 10
14 Film 11
15 Film 12 Doing the film analysis of Film 9, 10 or 11,
16 Finals Arch 300 Film Fesitval

 

Course Notes/Textbooks None
Suggested Readings/Materials . AD: Architecture + Film, M. Toy, ed., 1994. AD: Architecture + Film II, B. Fear, ed., 2000. Alien Zone II: The Spaces of Science Fiction Cinema, A. Kuhn, ed., 1999. Architecture and Film, M. Lamster, ed., 2000. Architecture in Cinema: A Relation of Representation Based on Space, G. Kaçmaz Erk, 2009. Cinema and Architecture: Melies, MalletStevens, Multimedia, F. Penz and M. Thomas, eds., 1997. Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context, M. Shiel and T. Fitzmaurice, eds., 2001. Cinematic City, D.B. Clarke, ed., 1997. Film Architecture: Set Designs from Metropolis to Blade Runner, D. Neumann, 1996. Form Follows Film: Design and Cinema, B. Uluoğlu, A. Ensici and A. Vatansever, eds., 2006. OASIS 66: Virtuality Here: Space in Cyberfiction, L. Schrijver and P. Avidar, eds., 2005. Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space, S. Barber, 2002. The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema, J. Pallasmaa, 2001

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
3
45
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
13
2
26
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
3
5
15
Presentation / Jury
1
7
7
Project
1
14
14
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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