Art and Culture Management (PhD)

The Art and Cultural Management Doctorate Programme will develop creative projects and innovativeapproaches at national and international levels in the changing artistic, cultural, economic and socialenvironment, and will make decisions in line with the participation, sharing and, at the same time,sustainability of contemporary cultural and artistic institutions, and aims to train future professional art andculture managers who can contribute to the development of the art environment. Our doctorate programme isthe first and only doctoral programme in the region in the field of art and cultural management.

Our programme offers a broad perspective for the provision of all kinds of innovative knowledge in order toexamine and discuss the production and management relationships in this sector with the cultural and artistic infrastructure and institutions, and to develop creative approaches that includes many studies from museum management, curatorial work, art-culture management, cultural politics, arts and culturalmanagement.

Our Art and Cultural Management doctorate programme aims to train qualified people to work in public andprivate institutions serving in the field of art and culture both in our country and in the world, to increase thenumber of art and cultural management graduates who will take part in the art market, as well as being apioneer in the training of academicians and theorists who will contribute to the field with their scientificstudies.

Course Code Course Name T P L C E Course Code Course Name T P L C E
GRAD 601 Research Methods and Scientific Ethics 3 0 0 3 15 CULT 600 Doctoral Thesis Seminar 0 0 0 0 15
CULT 603 Art and Culture Theories I 3 0 0 3 5 CULT 604 Art and Culture Theories II 3 0 0 3 5
XXX Program Elective Course I 3 5 XXX Program Elective Course III 3 5
XXX Program Elective Course II 3 5 XXX Program Elective Course IV 3 5
TOTAL 12 30 TOTAL 9 30
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Doctoral Proficiency 30 CULT 690 Doctoral Thesis 0 0 0 0 30
Course Code Course Name T P L C E Course Code Course Name T P L C E
CULT 690 Doctoral Thesis 0 0 0 0 30 CULT 690 Doctoral Thesis 0 0 0 0 30
Course Code Course Name T P L C E Course Code Course Name T P L C E
CULT 690 Doctoral Thesis 0 0 0 0 30 CULT 690 Doctoral Thesis 0 0 0 0 30
Cultural Studies Specialization Elective Courses Module
Course Code Course Name T P L C E
CULT 605 Digital Culture 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 607 Gender and Culture 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 609 Identity Memory Culture 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 610 Cultural Anthropology 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 611 Cinema as a Cultural Industry Tool 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 613 Local Cultural Policies and Multicultural Society 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 602 Art and Popular Culture 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 606 Semiotics 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 608 Cultural Consequences of Globalization 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 612 Visual Culture Theory 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 614 Methodology Discussions in Cultural Sociology 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 616 Cultural Heritage and Conservation 3 0 0 3 5


Art And Culture Management Specialization Elective Courses Module
Course Code Course Name T P L C E
CULT 615 Arguments on Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 617 Cultural Economy 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 619 Museum Management 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 621 Stage and Performing Arts Management 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 623 Strategy and Human Resources Management 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 625 Entrepreneurship 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 618 Social Responsibility and Sustainability 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 620 Analysis of Culture and Art Sectors 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 622 Culture Industries and Creative Industries 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 624 Legal Issues in Art and Culture Management 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 626 Financial Tools for Art and Culture 3 0 0 3 5
CULT 628 Curatorial Studies 3 0 0 3 5

GRAD 601 Research Methods and Scientific Ethics (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to convey the importance, meaning, types of research, the place of theory and hypothesis in research. The aim of this graduate course is to examine students' research process in design, social sciences and art studies. The course will cover the student's research methods and approaches in design, social sciences and arts, data collection, data analysis and synthesis. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to better understand a range of qualitative and quantitative methods in design research. This course also aims to develop students' skills such as reading academic texts critically, writing scientific texts, and developing research questions. It offers a general research methodology and discusses a wide range of disciplines that can be used as specific methods / tools in design-related research such as philosophy, sociology, and anthropology, and aims to establish the infrastructure required to write master's theses within the framework of scientific ethics.

Reference Books:

  • Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2018). Research methods in education. London New York: Routledge.

  • Johnson, B. & Christensen, L. (2020). Educational research : quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, Inc.

  • Mannay, D. (2016). Visual, narrative and creative research methods : application, reflection and ethics. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

CULT 603 Art And Culture Theories I (3-0)3

Within the scope of this course, the concept of culture in the basic sense, the birth and development of culture and the concept of global culture in the globalizing world, the concept of uncultivation, art and culture, the evolution of art from craft, modernism, postmodernism, reflections on mass culture and art, technology and culture-art relation and the Frankfut School, the tradition and future of art, the relationship of contemporary art theories with culture and their relationship with criticism, their foundations and content, the relationship of art with industry and politics, criticism in plastic arts, criticism theory and criticism on language. It will be taken and analyzed in depth.

Reference Books:

  • Araeen, R., Cubitt, S. & Sardar, Z. (2002). The third text reader on art, culture and theory. London: Continuum.

  • Pollock, G. & Florence, P. (2001). Looking back to the future : essays on art, life and death. Amsterdam: G+B Arts International.

  • Alloway, L. & Kalina, R. (2006). Imagining the present : context, content, and the role of the critic. London New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

CULT 600 Doctoral Thesis Seminar (0-0)0

Doctoral students are expected to submit a research proposal in this course. The aim of the course is for students to present their work to other students and lecturers at the colloquium at the end of the semester and receive feedback. In this way, students will learn to define their research areas, to make theoretical and empirical defense in the context of their specialization sub-branches before proceeding to the thesis stage, and at the same time, they will develop their academic analysis-synthesis skills.

Reference Books:

  • Jolles, Robert L. How to Run Seminars and Workshops : Presentation Skills for Consultants, Trainers and Teachers. Somerset: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017.

  • Jolles, Robert L. How to run seminars and workshops : presentations skills for consultants, trainers, and teachers. Hoboken, N.J: J. Wiley, 2005.

  • Amorose, Vicki K. Art-write : the writing guide for visual artists : crafting effective artist statements and promotional materials. Eugene, Oregon: Luminare Press, 2013.

CULT 604 Art And Culture Theories II (3-0)3

In this course, which is a continuation course, in-depth analysis of the basic theories of culture and art mentioned in the first course will be made. By making a historiiographic introduction to the concepts of culture and cultural change, the concept of culture will be examined as a general definition of all social practices, regardless of hierarchical qualifications such as high and low. A thematic-chronological look at different cultural geographies and ages within a framework that extends from the emergence of man to today. The course will be conducted with special emphasis on the transport and propagation of ideas and artifacts. In this context, concepts such as the relationship between contemporary art and popular culture, social media culture and the death of art will be emphasized.

Reference Books:

  • Araeen, R., Cubitt, S. & Sardar, Z. (2002). The third text reader on art, culture and theory. London: Continuum.

  • Pollock, G. & Florence, P. (2001). Looking back to the future : essays on art, life and death. Amsterdam: G+B Arts International.

  • Alloway, L. & Kalina, R. (2006). Imagining the present : context, content, and the role of the critic. London New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

CULT 605 Digital Culture (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to examine how many areas that are digitalized and still in the process of digitalization are affected from business life to our daily life, from social media to traditional media, from art to sports, from politics to economy, and how the past and present of our age are shaped by digitalization. In general, it focuses on the various social, artistic, theoretical and cultural practices that constitute today's digital space. A significant part of the course is devoted to questioning the development of digital technologies, starting from activist and artistic practices and ideologies such as feminism, intercultural transitions, clear activism, media philosophy. Cyborg theory, cyber-feminism, webcams, chat rooms, internet mailing lists and new media art are among the topics to be emphasized when examining human identity and body restructuring.

Course Content Students taking the course will have the opportunity to examine digital theories and productions, as well as reflect on fundamental ethical issues such as surveillance, censorship, gender, ethnic identity and commercialization of the public sphere.

Reference Books:

  • Gere, C. (2008). Digital culture. London: Reaktion Books.

  • Wiggins, B. (2020). Dıscursıve Power Of Memes In Digital Culture : ideology, semiotics, and intertextuality. S.l: Routledge.

  • Miller, V. (2020). Understanding digital culture. London Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE.

CULT 607 Gender and Culture (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to examine the literature of culture and gender in anthropology, and to get students to reflect on the changes in the approach to gender. In the course, the approach of anthropology to gender, the meaning of "anthropology of women" and how this concept differs from the dominant and current views of anthropology; The extent to which feminist anthropology differs from traditional anthropology and answers to many other questions will be explored in this course.

Reference Books:

  • Sterling, A. (2012). Sex/gender : biology in a social world. New York: Routledge.

  • Hodgson, D. (2016). The gender, culture, and power reader. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Hodgson, D. (2011). Gender and culture at the limit of rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

CULT 609 Identity Memory Culture (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to examine the effect of mass communication in shaping the social memory, to draw a framework on identity formation and the relationship between culture, to examine the approaches on this issue and to stimulate different questions and curiosities about the field. In this context, the course will be supported by a theoretical discussion rather than empirical data.

Reference Books:

  • Isar, Y., Anheier, H. & Rose, D. (2011). Heritage, memory & identity. Los Angeles, CA London: Sage Publications Ltd.

  • Oberle, E. (2018). Theodor Adorno and the century of negative identity. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

  • Amos, D. & Weissberg, L. (1999). Cultural memory and the construction of identity. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

CULT 610 Cultural Anthropology (3-0)3

Human beings have always felt the need to seek answers to the questions of who they are, where they came from, why and how they act since the time they started to exist on earth. Anthropology has emerged as a scientific approach that has tried to answer these questions for over 200 years. Within the scope of the course; handles humanity in its simplest and most natural form; Students are provided with introductory information about the principles and processes of cultural anthropology, which evaluates human beings holistically and without any discrimination, regardless of the period they live in and the culture they live in.

Reference Books:

  • Guest, K. (2016). Essentials of cultural anthropology : a toolkit for a global age. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

  • Nanda, S. & Warms, R. (2020). Cultural anthropology. Los Angeles: SAGE.

  • Haviland, W., Prins, H., McBride, B. & Walrath, D. (2017). Cultural anthropology : the human challenge. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

CULT 611 Cinema as a Cultural Industry Tool (3-0)3

The transformation of culture into a commodity bought and sold within the capitalist mode of production took place parallel to the development of modernity. Over time, culture has become a branch of industry. The product range of the culture industry is wide; music, photography, theater, painting, magazines and TV series… All of these can be produced and offered to the consumption of the masses by experts like other industries within the wheels of capitalist production. Within the scope of this course, whether it is possible for the cinema to get out of the culture industry will be discussed, especially through Adorno's ideas. The contribution of the cinema to the formation of the cultural structure and the culture industry will be examined.

Reference Books:

  • Belton, J. (2013). American cinema/American culture. New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Prince, S. (2013). Movies and meaning : an introduction to film. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Education.

  • Murphy, J. & Rascaroli, L. (2020). Theorizing film through contemporary art : expanding cinema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

CULT 613 Local Cultural Policies and Multicultural Society (3-0)3

In the globalization process, especially after the collapse of the USSR, social, cultural and political phenomena of modernity have been questioned. In this context, the loss of function of nations and national states under the effects of globalizing dynamics; leaving their place to multicultural social and political structures has come to the fore. The mentioned ideas are based on the intensification and complexity of interactions between individuals and societies in parallel with techno-scientific developments. A multicultural social formation has been proposed as an alternative to national identity. Globalization and post-modern approaches have also reinforced this. In the light of this information, while seeking the answer to the question of what is cultural identity, the acts of being a multicultural society will be questioned in the company of globalization and postmodern fractures, and the local cultural policy perspectives of multicultural societies will be evaluated through examples

Reference Books:

  • Meer, N., Modood, T. & Barrero, R. (2016). Multiculturalism and interculturalism : debating the dividing lines. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Cantle, T. (2012). Interculturalism : the new era of cohesion and diversity. Basingstoke, Hampshire England New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Grillo, R. (2018). Interculturalism and the politics of dialogue. Royaume-Uni: B and RG Books of Lewes.

CULT 602 Art and Popular Culture (3-0)3

The aim of the course is to understand the phenomenon of popular culture used in naming the specificities of the cultural environment in which today's societies live and the state of art and its main determinants in the popular culture universe, and also how our cultural interactions and identities in our daily life are shaped by the social structure we are in, and at the same time, this social structure is to raise awareness of students about how it is structured. The main theme of the course is how our individual personalities and social culture are affected by contemporary art, technologies and popular culture.

Reference Books:

  • Varnedoe, K., & Gopnik, A. (1990). High & low: Modern art popular culture. New York: Museum of Modern Art.

  • Ousborne, J. (2016). Reading pop culture: A portable anthology. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.

  • Danesi, M. (2019). Popular culture: Introductory perspectives. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

CULT 606 Semiotics (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to teach the theories and principles of semiotics. Semiology as a branch of science that studies indicators; It explores the process of human creation of signs, establishing systems with signs and communicating through them. What semiotics questions is how meaning is created rather than what it is. The course aims to analyze visual and linguistic texts based on linguistics and semiotics theories. Basic terminology of semiotics, semiotic analysis methods and semiotics schools will be covered.

Reference Books:

  • Barthes, R. (1977). Elements of semiology. New York, NY: Hill and Wang.

  • Cupchik, G. C., & László, J. (2008). Emerging visions of the aesthetic process: Psychology, semiology, and philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • CUANALO, J. J. (2019). SEMIOLOGY. Place of publication not identified: BLURB.

CULT 608 Cultural Consequences of Globalization (3-0)3

Globalization is a process that is used to conceptualize the last phase experienced and has not yet reached a consensus, and it is a complex concept that has different meanings depending on the ground and perspective. Globalization has emerged as a continuation of the modernization process and has been an inevitable process due to various factors. Globalization has made the world smaller and caused different cultures to interact with each other.

Globalization weakens and eliminates many incommensurable elements within its own measurable elements, and in this process, cultures move towards a direction that shows the same characteristics from less developed countries to developed countries through analogy and imitation.

The aim of this course is to deal with the effects of globalization on different cultures and the continuity of these cultures through examples, where globalization is not limited to its economic, political, technological and ecological content but also has a cultural dimension.

Reference Books:

  • Tomlinson, J. (2011). Globalization and culture. Cambridge: Polity Press.

  • Kraidy, M. (2005). Hybridity or The cultural logic of globalization. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

  • Appadurai, A. (2010). Modernity at large: Cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press.

CULT 612 Visual Culture Theory (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop research, discussion and writing skills on visual culture. Accordingly, the course is designed to introduce students to critical approaches that they can apply to a wide variety of images, objects and areas. In this course, students will be taught what visual culture studies are and

what kind of research field they require, while the relationship between visual culture studies and art history and cultural studies will be examined.

Reference Books:

  • Boylan, A. (2020). Visual culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

  • Davis, W. (2011). A general theory of visual culture. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

  • Kafel, A., Cashen, T. & Gardiner, H. (2009). Digital visual culture : theory and practice. Bristol, U.K: Intellect.

CULT 614 Methodology Discussions in Cultural Sociology (3-0)3

In this course, cultural studies and methodological discussions in cultural sociology will be discussed within the framework of macro and micro theories. The theories that shape the sociology of culture will be dealt with primarily by focusing on the concepts of general sociology and specifically sociology of culture. Later, discussions on method in cultural sociology studies will be analyzed through examples. The basic backbone of the course will be the teachings of Weber, who is seen by other sociologists not only as a sociologist but also as one of the social scientific founders of modern cultural criticism

Reference Books:

  • Back, L. (2012). Cultural sociology : an introduction. Chichester, West Sussex Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Alexander, J. (2003). The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Gephart, W. & Nanz, J. (2015). Law, Culture and Society : Max Weber's Comparative Cultural Sociology of Law. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann.

CULT 616 Cultural Heritage and Conservation (3-0)3

This course aims to inform students about basic concepts and methods in cultural heritage and conservation issues. The first part of the course will be based on the theory of Conservation of Cultural Heritage. The second part, on the other hand, aims to question the theoretical background through current practices, with current debates, explaining national and international documents. At the end of the course, it is aimed that the students will have detailed information about the definitions of cultural heritage in different scales and qualities, the relationship between protection and value, and the conservation process and will be able to interpret the subject with a critical perspective.

Reference Books:

  • Szczepanowska, H. (2013). Conservation of Cultural Heritage : Key Principles and Approaches. London: Routledge.

  • Cameron, F. & Kenderdine, S. (2007). Theorizing digital cultural heritage : a critical discourse. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

  • Takele, Y. (2019). Cultural Heritage Conservation. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

615 Arguments on Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship (3-0)3

The Arguments on Cultural Management course is an introduction to the Cultural Management graduate program and its subjects. Aiming to present cultural management to the student in all aspects of public and private sector, this course proceeds on the basis of concepts, structures and suggestions. Based on the theoretical framework of the culture industry and management science, it deals with the knowledge that a cultural manager and entrepreneur is expected to have in a critical and analytical framework. In addition, students are expected to develop innovative and creative suggestions on existing cultural structures in the light of the knowledge gained in this course and to turn these suggestions into an essay article through an academic research. Turkey's current cultural actors in the international cultural scene and staying the course and become argumentative.

Reference Books:

  • Adorno, Theodor W. & Horkheimer, Max, Dialectic of Enlightenment, Verso, New York, 1997

  • Adorno, Theodor W., The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture, J. M. Bernstein (ed.), Routledge, London, 1996

  • Hagoort, Giep, Cultural Entrepreneurship, on the freedom to create art and the freedom of enterprise, Inaugural Lecture, Utrecht University, Utrecht, 2007

CULT 617 Cultural Economy (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the economic aspects of arts and culture, and to provide an understanding of the economically strong and disadvantaged sides of the cultural sectors. After discussing issues such as global and national cultural statistics, the role of culture in economic growth and development, the relationship of cultural policy with cultural economy, the economic organization and functioning of various cultural industries will be examined in depth.

Reference Books:

  • Ginsburgh, V. & Throsby, C. (2006). Handbook of the economics of art and culture. Amsterdam Boston Mass: Elsevier North-Holland.

  • Heilbrun, J. & Gray, C. (2001). The economics of art and culture. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Towse, R. (2019). A textbook of cultural economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CULT 619 Museum Management (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to teach the management practices, processes and elements in public and private museums in the context of the relationship between museums and administrative authority.

Basic concepts of museum management in the content of the course; museum systems; museums and related legislation according to the management authority; management models and strategic management; museum staff and job descriptions will be examined.

Reference Books:

  • Lord, G. & Lord, B. (2009). The manual of museum management. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

  • Genoways, H., Ireland, L. & Legutko, C. (2017). Museum administration 2.0. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Genoways, H. & Ireland, L. (2003). Museum administration : an introduction. Walnut Creek, Calif: Altamira Press.

CULT 621 Stage and Performing Arts Management (3-0)3

The course primarily examines performing arts policies in Europe and identifies different models. Comparatively deals with the management of festivals, institutions and organizations in the field of performing and performing arts that are prominent locally and in the world. Throughout the course, students analyze festivals, institutions and venues in terms of topics such as programming, production, financial management, marketing, resource development, venue-human resource management, and touring.

Reference Books:

  • Allworth Press, 2004 Ian Yeoman, Festivals and Events Management, London, Elsevier

  • Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004 State on stage: the impact of public policies on the performing arts in Europe, Amsterdam : Boekmanstudies , 2008.

  • Stein, T. & Bathurst, J. (2008). Performing arts management : a handbook of professional practices. New York: Allworth Press.

CULT 623 Strategy and Human Resources Management (3-0)3

The aim of this course is to examine the main issues that affect the strategic decisions to be made by HR managers. Identifying the needs of employees, who are the primary stakeholders of organizations, aligning these needs with environmental constraints, evaluating strategic option alternatives, and issues regarding organizational change programs will be addressed from a holistic strategic management perspective. During the course, case studies will be discussed and written to improve students' ability to grasp important issues related to strategic HR management.

Reference Books:

  • Barney and Hesterly (2012), Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage, Prentice Hall, N.J.

  • Legge, K. (1995), Human Resources Management: Rhetorics and Realities, McMillan Business, England Supplementary Text Books

  • Johnson, G., Whittington, R., and Scholes, K. (2012), Exploring Strategy, Prentice Hall, London.

CULT 625 Entrepreneurship (3-0)3

By addressing the dynamics and processes of an enterprise, the course aims to support students' entrepreneurial capacities, individually or within the institution. The course, which starts with the discussion of entrepreneurship in economics literature and a short history, deals with the process of turning a business idea into a successful business from beginning to end. In the course, in which the characteristics of entrepreneurs are examined, it is aimed to create an awareness about the different aspects and dimensions of entrepreneurship, to examine the infrastructure conditions that lead to the formation and development of entrepreneurship, and to teach how to prepare business plans. It aims to identify the areas that should be developed by realizing the individual's entrepreneurial capacity.

Reference Books:

  • Ries, E. (2011). The lean startup : how constant innovation creates radically successful businesses. London New York: Portfolio Penguin.

  • Thiel, P. & Masters, B. (2014). Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future. London: Virgin Books.

  • Stutely, R. (2002). The definitive business plan : the fast-track to intelligent business planning for executives and entrepreneurs. London New York: Financial Times Prentice Hall.

CULT 618 Social Responsibility and Sustainability (3-0)3

In this course, the concepts of ethics and responsibility in historical perspective, its connection with ethical theories and real life practices, sustainability and business practices, corporate citizenship, stakeholders, sustainability-oriented corporate strategy, economic / social / environmental impact, reporting and auditing, international documents and standards. will be discussed.

Reference Books:

  • Baron, D. (2013). Business and its environment. Boston: Pearson.

  • Carroll, A., Brown, J. & Buchholtz, A. (2018). Business & society : ethics, sustainability, and stakeholder management. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

  • Crane, A. & Matten, D. (2004). Business ethics, a European perspective : managing corporate citizenship and sustaintability in the age of globalization. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press.

CULT 620 Analysis of Culture and Art Sectors (3-0)3

This course aims to teach students from different branches of cultural industries and creative economics; Each period focuses on a specific area within the cultural sector in order to introduce them with broadcasting, performing arts, film industry, music, etc. and to gain a critical perspective through activities / institutions and their analysis. The course begins with the fundamentals of the research process (problem determination, literature review, hypothesis creation, measurement and data collection, data analysis and interpretation of results), giving information about the construction of a research and basic scientific methods (qualitative and quantitative), the necessary tools for research and It aims to enable students to critically analyze the cultural sector by teaching methods.

Reference Books:

  • Lessig, L. (2008). Remix : making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. New York: Penguin Press.

  • Abbing, H. (2002). Why are artists poor? : the exceptional economy of the arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

  • Frey, B. (2003). Arts & economics : analysis & cultural policy. Berlin New York: Springer.

CULT 622 Culture Industries and Creative Industries (3-0)3

Creative Industries is a new concept that includes media-cinema, television, radio, visual and performing arts, graphics, fashion, industrial design, digital arts and new media. The course will attempt to bridge these industries and highlight the vital role of creative industries in economic and social renewal.

Reference Books:

  • Connor, J. & Wynne, D. (1996). From the margins to the centre : cultural production and consumption in the post- industrial city. Aldershot, Hants, England Brookfield, Vt: Arena Ashgate Pub.

  • Nonaka, I. (2008) The Knowledge-Creating Company, Harvard Business Review Press

  • Krogh, George, Kazuo Ichijō, and Ikujirō Nonaka. Enabling knowledge creation : how to unlock the mystery of tacit knowledge and release the power of innovation. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.

CULT 624 Legal Issues in Art and Culture Management (3-0)3

This course aims to introduce students to the basic legal concepts required in the fields of culture and arts management. Within the scope of the course, copyright and intellectual property, contract law and contracts, business relations between artists and institutions, artists' rights, etc. that concern artists, art and cultural managers. Issues that are of close interest to all stakeholders working and taking part in the field of arts, such as, will be focused on. At the end of the course, students are expected to master the differences between general/commercial law and art law and the legal dimensions of arts and cultural management.

Reference Books:

  • Richman, Jennifer R., and Marion Forsyth. Legal perspectives on cultural resources. Walnut Creek, Calif: Altamira Press, 2004. Print.

  • Crawford, Tad. Business and legal forms for fine artists. New York: Allworth Press, 2014. Print.

  • Crawford, Tad, and Susan Mellon. The artist-gallery partnership : a practical guide to consigning art. New York: Allworth Press, 2008. Print.

CULT 626 Financial Tools for Art and Culture (3-0)3

This course, in which budgeting, budget tracking, tax and related legislation are discussed on the basis of different structures (for-profit or non-profit) institutions active in the field of culture and arts, aims to provide students with a basic accounting notion. The course is based on examples from different institutions and activities from the cultural sector.

Reference Books:

  • Carey, Brainard. Making it in the art world : new approaches to galleries, shows, and raising money. New York: Allworth Press, 2011. Print.

  • Carey, Brainard. New markets for artists : how to sell, fund projects, and exhibit using social media, DIY pop-ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and much more. New York: Allworth Press, 2012. Print.

  • Goins, Jeff. Real artists don't starve : timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age. Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2017. Print.

CULT 628 Curatorial Studies (3-0)3

Who is a curator? In this course, which is based on the basic meanings of curating, what it involves and how it has improved over time, it is expected that they will learn about "curator" and curating. In addition, examples of curatorial works will be given through museum studies, festivals, exhibitions and biennials. The project will be created by choosing one of the different disciplines, individually or in groups of two, and will be presented at the final. With this, it is aimed to gain knowledge about the way of working of a curator, albeit utopian, and to experience his process by doing research.

Reference Books:

  • Spaid, Sue. The philosophy of curatorial practice : between work and the world. London, UK New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Print.

  • Reilly, Maura, and Lucy R. Lippard. Curatorial activism : towards an ethics of curating. London: Thames & Hudson, 2018. Print.

  • George, Adrian. The curator's handbook : museums, commercial galleries, independent spaces. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015. Print.

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