Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
IND501 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PROJECT I 3 3 0 10
This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development within the context of a medium to large scale environment with certain cultural, social or spatial characteristics. The defined subject in the design studio starts with the concept work and the theoretical framework is investigated in the literature. Emphasis will be placed on analytical approaches to critical issues in interior architecture such as data gathering, analysis studies, the site of the project, design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. The course includes the relevant material to help students develop the ability to transform the data they collect into architectural knowledge, interpret and present them in a context where architectural design problem is interrogated.
IND5X1 ELECTIVE I 3 3 0
IND5X2 ELECTIVE II 3 3 0
IND5X3 ELECTIVE III 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
IND502 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PROJECT II 3 3 0 10
The course includes once more the relevant material to help students develop the ability to transform the data they collect into architectural knowledge, interpret and present them in a context where architectural design problem is interrogated. The theoretical courses are supported with case studies of spaces and places where an understanding of architecture through structural, constructional, sociological and environmental determinants are targeted. Studio focuses on design of a medium to large-scale residential or corporate interior with emphasis on programmatic requirements leading to a synthesized and identifiable environment. Studies involve concept and design development; programming; space planning; selection and design of furniture, finishes and equipment; materials, lighting systems; architectural details; code compliance and presentation.
IND590 SEMINAR 0 0 0 5
The aim of this major area unit is to develop students' systematic and methodological capability of academic research, and consequently be able them to research, investigate, evaluate, interpret and synthesize theoretical knowledge and/or practical works independently and unconventionally, and to discuss and present their ideas academically. The graduate seminar gives an opportunity for independent and investigative study in various aspects of the research. Small group discussion and critique sessions with faculty advisors and thesis students are provided. Seminar focuses on the dissertation, data collection, programming, building, site selection, design development, documentation, and presentation. The course includes the expression of the topic, and the discussion on the related theoretical and practical issues, presentation of the consequences, the discussion of the seminar subject in regard to historical background and/or recent theoretical and practical developments of architecture.
IND5X4 ELECTIVE IV 3 3 0
IND5X5 ELECTIVE V 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
IND500 THESIS 0 0 0 45
Students should show their competency in the profession by making the necessary research and and writing a research report under the guidance of their supervisor. The student will be responsible to read the recommended readings and to make the research related with the topic. After mutual discussions and critics the student will finalize the thesis. Supervised independent research on a topic arranged between the student and faculty member assigned as advisor and approved by the institute. The dissertation must be an original contribution to the field of Interior Architecture, enhancing analytical thinking and developing a systematic approach to the research problem.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH521 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH 3 3 0 45
IND505 ERGONOMICS 3 3 0 45
This course aims to develop the student's ability to critically appraise the knowledge of human factors aspects of indoor ambient environmental conditions. Students analyze the human factors, anthropometric data and their impacts on broad aspects of design development. The physiology and psychology of the client/user are one of the main factors influencing the design of the environment. This course will present design problems that explore issues of ergonomics and proxemics as they apply to interior design. Universal design, the design that creates accessibility, will be the context for the design problems. Discussions will cover the following: interaction of environment and the user’s culture, gender, stage of the life cycle, and physical capabilities.
GRD507 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 3 0 45
This course focuses on each student's personal design vision. Students explore the specific skills necessary to design posters, catalogues as a unique means of communication. The aim of this course is that introducing students and providing comprehensive knowledge with practices to Graphic Design and digital media applications. Working from concept to finished artwork, students develop to transfer the creative thinking to applications and digital Graphic Design tools, methods and strategies for producing effective graphic design solutions. This course aims to analyze and implement the basics of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional modeling and design in graphic design by using Adobe Programs.
GRD504 LIGHTING AND COLOR 3 3 0 45
The aim of the course is to teach the students general color knowledge, color harmony rules, cultural and psychological effects of color, and to provide sustainable use of color in graphic design. The use of color language in subjects such as photography, graphic design, image and meaning, cinema aesthetics is investigated. The effects of color on culture are examined, students conduct research on the relationship between color and culture, write reports and make presentations. Discusses the common and different areas of societies' understanding of color. Observation-based studies are conducted on concepts and images in the context of color and light. The findings obtained from the observations are discussed in the classroom environment and color and image interaction is tried to be defined.
IND511 INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION DESIGN 3 3 0 45
IND510 LIGHTING DESIGN 3 3 0 45
ARCH619 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY IN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES 3 3 0 45
INAR401 INTERIOR DESIGN V 0 0 0 45
ARCH520 DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 45
INAR304 FURNITURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION II 0 0 0 45
ARCH541 SPACE, PLACE AND PLACE - MAKING 3 3 0 45
IND507 HISTORY OF FURNITURE AND ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 45
The course enhances student’s critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the Industrial Revolution, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology relevant to a study of furniture and architecture. The second part of the course extends the investigation into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. With field trips and onsite work, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression and local living history.
IND513 THEORY OF COLOUR 3 3 0 45
ARCH536 TYPOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN URBAN STUDIES 3 3 0 45
ARCH537 GLASS STRUCTURE 3 3 0 45
INAR202 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-II 0 0 0 45
ARCH526 HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 3 0 45
Design process of a building starts with the user requirements and activities. Then the building is designed and constructed based on those of requirements and activities. To measure the performance of the occupied building whether it meets the expectations of the design team and the users Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) processes start. POEs are tools used to clarify the relationships between human behavior and the physical environment. Diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures are examined. The implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects are also considered. POEs are useful tools to identify if the building delivers desired functional use and best value for the investment.
INAR305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION I 0 0 0 45
GRD503 SEMIOTICS OF IMAGE 3 3 0 45
This course explores the relationship between image and meaning. Students learn and use visual semiotic analysis approach. Advertisements, signs, symbols, films and everyday objects may be the subject of research. Art exhibitions and artwork are also suitable for research environments. The connection between image and meaning is examined in the context of Barthes, Panofsky and Fiske's theories. The relationship between signifier, signifier, sign, semantic definitions, semantic, syntactic and functional analysis methods are investigated and evaluated. Students write observations and semiotic analyzes and report on related topics. Visual materials such as exhibitions, works of art and films can be considered as a subject for examinations.
ARCH603 DISCUSSIONS ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES 3 3 0 45
INAR309 INTERIOR DETAILING 0 0 0 45
INAR108 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION 0 3 0 45
Introduction to Construction course covers the load-bearing and non-load-bearing elements of solid load-bearing wall structural system and frame (skeleton) structural system. Therefore the sub-structural elements such as soil types and excavation, trenching and shoring, surface water and drainage, foundations, foundation walls, ground floor construction; and the super structural elements such as walls (stone and brick masonry walls, reinforced concrete monolithic walls, timber and steel frame walls and sandwich panel walls), floors (reinforced concrete slab, slab and beam, ribbed, waffle and composite floors), columns and beams, stairs and ramps, and chimneys are examined. In this course it is aimed to enable the architectural students to use the constructional knowledge in their architectural design projects.
INAR209 BUILDING PHYISCS IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE-I 0 0 0 45
Climate and climatic elements, climatic comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on climate and energy control design of built environment as energy efficient passive climate system; light, visual comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on light control (windows, room dimensions, reflectivity of internal surfaces, obstructions, artificial light sources, etc.), design of natural lighting system, design of artificial lighting system and installation, integrated lighting system; sound, human health and noise relation, acoustical comfort, design parameters related to built environment which are effective on noise control (site, building distances and orientation, room form, building envelope, obstructions, etc.), design of built environment as noise control system, acoustical design of halls are analyzed by the help of interior architecture projects.
ARCH609 PARADIGMS ON ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 45
GRD509 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 45
In this course, students learn and apply the research methods. They understand how to use the methods such as observation, interview, survey and case analysis. Learning to write a report, an article or a thesis and how to research and learn to search literature are the gains of this course. Students are informed about research methods, and how to use the primary and secondary sources and the ethical writing rules in a content. They will find out how the result of the research will turn into a report, and how the data will turn into an academic text. It is expected that at the end of the semester, students submitted their own academic study.
ARCH614 COMPOSITE BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES 3 3 0 45
INAR302 INTERIOR ACHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 0 0 0 45
CMS513 FILM AESTHETICS 3 3 0 45
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for analyzing film as an art and an aesthetic category. The course focuses on film theories and film criticism and gives special attention to detailed film analyses. Within this context it examines and analyzes the film styles of “auteur” filmmakers and compares their cinematographic styles with those of mainstream filmmakers.