Girne American Universitesi Faculty of Architecture
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Girne American University, Department of Visual Arts follows a program providing students with artistic creation and intellectual development in contribution with contemporary art approach and interdisciplinary features. The department’s instruction options are painting and sculpture, and it provides an atmosphere for an “artistic identity” which allows creation of original works and notions. Student work’s adaptation and introduction to art environment is provided by promotion and exhibitions of their work. Department of Visual Arts inGirne American Universitycarries out an education-training program which prioritizes development of individual abilities and artistic creation. Within the framework of the Visual Arts Department’s education-training program, as it is in the other departments of our faculty, the students study, four years of education process proceeds with field courses after “Basic Art Education” given in the first year. Technical material and design by experimental studies of concerned arts of painting and sculpture are instructed in this education. The program is supplemented with artistic and cultural activities as conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and workshops. In the third and fourth years, students who apply either for painting or for sculpture can concentrate on their fields. Presentation of a graduation project, which prioritizes in reflecting artistic identity that is carried out throughout the undergraduate program, is executed.

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ART101–Basic Drawing I (2,8)6

Basic drawing is an important tool for designers. This course develops perceptual skills and introduces the basic principles of composition, form, line, perspective and volume.


ART102–Basic Drawing II(2,8)6

This course continues the development of a students understanding of the concepts of drawing with attention given to demonstrating understanding of good composition. Emphasis will be given to use of colored media as students continue to develop skills from a variety of environmental subjects as well as the human figure (Prerequisite: ART101)


ART105-2D Design (2,2)3

Studio instruction in basic design through projects and exercises in fundamental form and space concepts. Control of proportion, scale, and design relationships; development of problem formulation and sound basis for value judgments. Release of student`s potential creative capacities is the prime concern.


ART106-3D Design (2,2)3

A study of basic elements and principles of 3-D design, theory, and their application to specific art problems.


ART113–Art Appreciation  (2,0)2

The study of art from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures as both product and process. Aesthetic judgment making in evaluation of art from different times and places is stressed.


ART132–Color Theory & Practice (2,2)3

This course provides students with a foundational understanding of color from the perspective of design, and helps students to recognize how color choices can enhance or undermine an intended message. The class will explore the basic principles of color theory as well as its history and theorists, and students will learn to apply this information to the practice of graphic design through projects and brief research papers.


ART150–Photography I (3,0)3

In this class the students explore black and white photography. Emphasis is on manipulation of film and paper in the darkroom as well as outside photographic assignments.


ART154–Photography II (3,0)3

This is a practical course, encouraging students to take pictures every week to explore intermediate techniques of exposure, development and printing of small- and medium-format black-and-white film and print materials, with special emphasis on tonal control through the creative applications. Emphasis is placed on aspects of design, composition, perception, form and content in black-and-white, colour and digital photographs.


ART201–Art Studio I (2,8)6

The design elements applied to painting with emphasis on color mixing, formal composition, and execution. Students will work with water-based media to explore the possibilities in painting with different mediums, techniques and styles including transparent watercolor painting. (Prerequisite: ART102)


ART202 Art Studio II (2,8)6

A continuation of ART 201, with emphasis on further refinement and elaboration of painting techniques and skills. (Prerequisite: ART201)


ART213–Fundamentals of Painting and Design (2,2)3

The focus of this course is to approach painting (pastel, watercolor, or acrilic) as individual expression, exploring personal style to enhance creativity and artistic expression. Topics include subject matter, composition, color, and the use of various materials.


ART224-Printmaking I (2,2)3

Main Purpose is to analysis the basic printmaking techniques, historical development with technical knowledge of printmaking artists materials, equipments, type of printings.


ART234-Model Making I (2,2)3

Preparing 3D art objects and experimenting clay, plaster, color, paper and creative original art objects through the Portfolios.


ART267-Basic Illustration (3,0)

Ways of interpreting a subject through pictures. Black and white and color illustrations. Interpretating of graphic subjects through artistic pictures.


ART301-Art Studio III (2,8)6

A continuation of ART 202, with emphasis on the human figure in the space. (Prerequisite: ART202)


ART302-Art Studio IV (2,8)6

A continuation of ART 301, with emphasis on student experimentation and exploration of selected painting media. (Prerequisite: ART301)


ART323-Printmaking II  (2,2)3

This course beyond Art224. Experimenting monotype, linoleum, woodblock printing and collograph printmaking techniques. (Prerequisite: ART224)


ART331-Model Making II (2,2)3

Continuation of ART234. Using recycled materials for their art elements. And  learning to organise an enstallations in the space. (Prerequisite: ART234)




ART336-Wall Practices (2,2)3

Experimenting art objects in the space and a part of human life. enstalations is going to explore as a part of  thebulding and space.


ART338-Mythology and Iconography (3,0)3

A general survey of mythological painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times throughthe present, emphasizing the intrinsic qualities of the work as well as the relationship of art to its cultural context.


ART401-Art Studio V (3,10)8

Art Studio V Continued studio experience for advanced students with emphasis on personal direction. (Prerequisite: ART 302)


ART402-Graduation Art Studio VI (3,10)8

This open studio course allows advanced students to develop their strengths pertaining to their own interests and choices of materials as they work toward a cohesive body of work. Students have relevant reading and writing assignments, and complete a finished artist statement. (Prerequisite: ART 401)


ART412-Portfolio& Presentation: Senior Portfolio Presentation and Self-Promotion This course focuses on preparations for entry into professional practice including preparation of a final portfolio presentation, creation of a resume, self-promotions, the interview process and guidelines for freelance employment. Prerequisite: Completion of the Communication Design Foundation. Must be taken the final semester before graduation (Prerequisite: ART 401)


ART419-Contemporary World Art (2,0)2

This course will provide a worldwide survey of contemporary visual arts in historical context and will explore current issues in contemporary art.


ART443-Analysis of Art & Design (2,2)3

This course offers a historiography of the discipline of art history and an introduction to the methods of research used to analyze, interpret, and understand art and visual culture. Class sessions are devoted to the critical analysis of formalist, iconographic, feminist, Marxist, and semiotic approaches, among others. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to current art historical theory and practice. (Prerequisite: ART 401)


ART442-Honor Thesis in Art (2,4)4

Honors Thesis In Art Honors in studio art. An exhibition of work resulting from Independent Study and Honors studio courses, accompanied by a supporting paper defining the philosophy and purpose of the project, under the direction of a thesis adviser. Prerequisite: approval of adviser and admittance to department Honors Program. (Prerequisite: ART 401)



Elective Courses:


ART455-Video Production Techniques (3,0)

Attending the course, students are expected to acquire basic video productions skills such as preproduction planning, lightining for, shooting with a video camera and sound recording.


ART316-Sculpture (3,0)3

Learning In the creation proces, impressing from nature and philosophy of creatorsinnerself.


ART335-Papermaking (3-0)3

Experimenting a papermaking process and creation art objects from created papers.


ART417-Professional Technology (3,0)3

 Main Purpose is to analysis the paints, historical development with technical knowledge of painter materials, pigments, paints, natural/sentetic paint binders and thinners.


ART467-Figure Drawing & Anatomy (3,0)3

This course provides Drawing upon readings in postcolonial theory, the course considers how identity is inscribed. It also considers how Native artists working today engage multiple histories (Native and non-Native). The primary focus is upon contemporary avant-garde art practices (i.e., artists making paintings, sculpture, videos, and installations, as well as fine art prints and thus offers a revealing perspective on some of the artistic and cultural preoccupations (and oversights) of modernism and postmodernism.