FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 404 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Portfolio Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 404
Fall/Spring
2
2
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 The main aim of this course is to assist students in designing an architecture portfolio that demonstrates their work and abilities in order to use in applications for graduate education or practical work.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to develop a strategy when assembling images, drawings, and descriptions of their projects that displays their skills and experience during their four years of design education.
  • will be able to create, refine, edit, and organize the graphics, images, and drawings of their projects, and construct simple and clear descriptions of the work.
  • will learn specific programs (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign etc.) and be able to apply compositional techniques to different forms of graphic representations of their work (portfolio, CV, business card, website etc.)
  • will be able to format page layouts for different forms of graphic representations of their work (portfolio, CV, business card, website etc.) using a combination of both digital and manual presentation techniques.
  • will be able to present their work both digitally and verbally to an audience (jury at final review).
Course Description The course is designed as a workshop/studio which includes tips on model photography techniques, tips on editing images and drawings, basic instructions in page layout formatting, graphic design methods, and preparation of other additional documents such as CVs, cover letters, business cards, and personal websites. The lectures and assignments are designed to guide the student in the process of creating a portfolio and digital identity. Examples of various layouts, covers, graphics, and outlines will be shown, with the purpose of providing ideas on how to individually develop a portfolio.

 



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/ Organization/ Documentation Visual materials of previous work
2 Preparation/Material Editing / Lecture on Graphic Representation : Montage/Collage Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
3 Preparation/Material Editing / Lecture on Photography Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
4 Application / Discussion : Graphic Design Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
5 Application / Tutorial on InDesign & Illustrator Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
6 Application / Lecture on CV design Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
7 Application / Discussion : Typeface Design Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
8 Presentation : MIDTERM Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
9 Assemblage / Review of Midterm Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
10 Assemblage / Lecture on Cover Letter vs. Letter of Intent Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
11 Presentation / Tips on Webpage Design Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
12 Presentation / CRITIQUES (portfolio, CV, letter, business card, website) Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
13 Presentation / CRITIQUES (portfolio, CV, letter, business card, website) Adobe Programs installed on personal computers
14 Presentation : FINAL PREVIEW Required documents
15 Semester Review Required documents
16 Final Exam Required documents

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Katerina Ruedi Ray, L. L., Igor Marjanovic (2003). The Portfolio: An Architectural Student's Handbook. Oxford, Architectural Press.
  • Linton, H. and S. Rost (2003). Portfolio design. New York, W.W. ISBN-10: 0750657642

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
1
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
9
3
27
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
17
17
Presentation / Jury
1
4
4
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
4
4
Final Exam
1
4
4
    Total
120

 

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.

X
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.

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. 

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

 


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