Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Visual Aesthetics GIT 103 1 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TÜLAY ÇELİK
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TÜLAY ÇELİK,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The course includes the characteristics of visual perception and image, as well as explaining the main aesthetic approaches; aims to reveal the ways of seeing.

Course Content

The course examines the concepts of image, visual perception, aesthetic attitude, aesthetic subject and object, aesthetic value, through examples from icons, miniature, calligraphy, painting, sculpture, photography, film and contemporary art in the axis of changing vision styles

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 understands visual perception and its essential characteristics Lecture, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
2 knows the concepts of aesthetic attitude, beautiful, sublime, tragic as an aesthetic value Lecture, Question-Answer, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
3 understands the issue of image and representation Lecture, Question-Answer, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
4 understands the essential aesthetic approaches to the image. Lecture, Question-Answer, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
5 evaluates cahnging way of seeing in the contexte of aesthetic Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Giriş, estetik nedir? Estetik ve günlük yaşam üzerine tartışma, görme eylemini tanıma Introduction, what is aesthetics? Discussion on aesthetics in today's life and understanding the act of seeing
2 Visual perception and visual aesthetics elements
3 Light, color, surface, composition, movement
4 Explanation and evaluation of aesthetic attitude with examples from film, painting, photography, sculpture and contemporary art
5 Aesthetic object; appearance, real-irreel, resonance, transparency concepts
6 What is beauty as an Aesthetic Value? Idealist theory and others approaches questioning aesthetic creation, characteristics of beauty: analysis of examples (icon, poster, painting, photograph, film )
7 The relationship between the concepts of sublime and tragic in the axis of image: examples of photographs and films
8 Frankfurt school's aesthetic approach, Marxist aesthetic object, concept of meta aesthetics
9 Discussion of aesthetic object with examples of films, paintings, photographs, sculptures and poems
10 Understanding the image and the ıssue of representation: understanding the image with examples of iconography , miniature, calligraphy, painting and photography
11 The relation between visual aesthetics and time, image and memory in Bergson
12 aesthetic modernism, discussion of aesthetic transformation with examples (painting and film.)
13 Changing ways of seeing and re-establishing the relationship with the image
14 Visual aesthetics from the perspective of movements and ideologies: (poster, film, sculpture, music, pictures
Course Notes
Course Resources

Estetik, İsmail Tunalı

Görme Biçimleri, John Berger

Pasajlar, Walter Benjamin

Görsel Estetik, Alper Altunay (ed.) 

İmgenin Pornografisi, Zeynep Sayın

Perspektif, Erwin Panofsky

Sanatta Zihinsellik Üzerine, Vassil Kandinsky

Estetiğin Huzursuzluğu, Jacques Ranciere

Aisthesis, Jacques Ranciere

Görüntülerin Yazgısı, Jacques Ranciere

Başka Bir Estetik, Alain Badiou

Kant Estetiği, Taylan Ertuğ

Sanat ve Estetik Kuramları, Nejat Bozkurt

Frankfurt Okulu'nda Sanat ve Toplum, Besim Delllaloğlu

Estetiğin İdeolojisi, Terry Eagleton

Güzeli Kurtarmak, Byung Chul Han

Sanatta Hakikat, Patrick Doorly

İmgeler Nasıl Düşünür? Ron Burnett


Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have advanced knowledge and equipment in the field of Visual Communication (Multimedia, Photography, Cinema, Graphic Design), to be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in this field; To be able to discuss, to interpret scientifically and to be able to evaluate. X
2 To know and understand basic art principles and to be able to adapt them to the field of Visual Communication Design. X
3 To have knowledge of computer aided design; To have knowledge about design techniques and methods in different fields and to be able to apply them. X
4 To be able to critically evaluate the knowledge and skills acquired in the field of visual communication design, to identify learning needs and to direct their learning throughout life. X
5 To be able to define problems related to visual communication design, to develop solutions based on evidence and research. X
6 To be able to inform people and institutions about visual communication design issues; To be able to convey their thoughts and solutions to problems in written and verbal form, to support them with quantitative and qualitative data and share them with experts and non-experts. X
7 To be able to benefit from other disciplines that form the basis of visual communication design by paying attention to interdisciplinary interaction, to have basic knowledge about these disciplines and to create a basis for mutual interaction in different fields. X
8 To be able to take responsibility individually and as a group member to solve unforeseen and complex problems encountered in practice; To have effective communication skills. X
9 To have the capacity to perceive, think, design, apply, analyze and interpret multidimensionally. X
10 To have knowledge about the legal regulations and procedures in the relevant field of art. X
11 To be able to follow information about visual communication design using a foreign language. X
12 To have competence in the production standards of the field and to be able to use the information and communication technologies required by the field. X
13 To have social, scientific and ethical values ??in the stages of collection, interpretation, announcement and application of data related to visual communication. X
14 To be able to transform abstract and concrete concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original works, based on the versatile and open-minded thinking model. X
15 To have aesthetic awareness. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 10
3. Ödev 60
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
Total 100
1. Final 60
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Assignment 3 7 21
Final examination 1 15 15
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Total Workload 110
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.4
dersAKTSKredisi 4