FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

FFD 101 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Art and Design Studio 1
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 101
Fall
1
8
5
8

Course Objectives Establishing the foundation to comprehend the common design language for five different disciplines, providing the basis for multidimensional thinking, developing the manual and mental skills to complement the ‘hands on practice’
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to achieve the skill of using universal values, basic principles and rules of art and design.
  • Student will be able to determine the attributes of elements in two- and three-dimensional compositions.
  • Student will be able to organize the set of relations in between the elements and to the whole of a composition so to achieve unity.
  • Student will be able to structure the network of relations through controlling the multidimensional variables while solving a design problem.
  • Student will be able to achieve the skill of evaluating the objects, the environment, the art works and the design objects with a critical view.
  • Student will be able to evaluate his/her own products with an objective view throughout his/her self-directed and continuous education.
Course Description This is a course to introduce the basic principles of design that enable the students to establish the network of relations between the elements of a composition in any medium by way of ‘learning by doing’ method.
In the table below, the main topics that are introduced to the students within the context of this course are given weekly. However due to the nature/structure of the course many of these topics that appear in the list sequentially are worked out simultaneously in practice.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: [Warm-up study] Basic vocabulary on design and network of relations Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
2 What is a composition? Elements of a composition, properties of the elements and conditions that facilitate perception (grouping principles) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
3 Making analysis, proportional relations, organisation principles Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
4 Making a composition Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
5 Balance and unity in composition (2D) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
6 Balance and unity in composition (3D) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
7 Rhythmic composition (making analysis, generating initial element groups, repeating network of relations) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
8 Rhythm and Pattern (making analysis, studies on repeating network of relations in rhythm vs pattern) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
9 Pattern and Relief (making analysis on solid/void transition between 2D and 3D) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
10 Relief Composition (reproduction of the same network of relations by using different production methods and materials) Exercise to be completed in the studio. Exercise to be completed for the next course.
11 Final Project: Solid & Void (organisation of linear/planar/solid elements with a focus on positive/negative and solid/void relations) Working on the final project.
12 Final Project: Solid & Void Working on the final project.
13 Final Project: Solid & Void Working on the final project.
14 Final Project: Solid & Void Working on the final project.
15 Preparation for the final presentation. None
16 Review of the semester None

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Related concepts are explained very briefly in each assignment sheet.
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
35
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
1
30
Midterm
Final Exam
-
-
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
8
128
Study Hours Out of Class
32
2
64
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
6
6
Presentation / Jury
1
9
9
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
1
9
9
Midterms
0
Final Exam
-
-
0
    Total
232

 

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.

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.

 

X
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. 

X

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

 


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