ANIM 252 Stop Motion Animation (2,2) 3
Stop Motion is an animation technique in which physically manipulated objects are displayed as if they are moving by themselves. In this technique, objects are moved in very small proportions between photo frames. A motion perception is created while these frames are displayed consecutively. In this course, students will learn the technique of stop-motion animation by using different materials. Storyboard preparation, image processing and sound adding techniques will also be discussed during the course.
COMM 300 Entrepreneurship and Project Management (Technical Elective) (2,2) 3
The main objective of the course is to enable students to integrate the fields in communication such as entrepreneurship, innovative applications, sustainable development, project management with their specific research areas. Students will be able to combine their theoretical knowledge with practice. For this purpose, basic concepts of entrepreneurship and project management will be explained and successful examples in entrepreneurship will be examined. Students will learn how to set up their own businesses, analyse the sector, and how to manage risk factors. During the course, every stage including the transformation into practical arena would be examined and students will be able to design their works either individually or as a group.
COMM 303 Global Issues (3,0) 3
In this course, international and global issues that global communities are experiencing will be examined communication in a political, economic, social and environmental context. To this end, human rights, women's rights, children's rights, animal rights, democracy, migration, displacement, conflict zones, climate change, sustainability, economic globalization, poverty, resource sharing and transnational institutions, technological development, cultural diversity and identity concepts will be discussed. This course is also designed to provide theoretical background information for the course Communication Strategies for NGOs.
COMM 304 Communication Strategies for NGOs (3,0) 3
Non-Governmental Organizations have to develop and apply specific communication strategies due to their communication with social and political actors and stakeholders, support groups and digital opinion leaders. In this course, effective communication strategies and frameworks for NGO’s for internal and external interactions will be examined to clarify the most appropriate communication tools for developing communication plans to reach defined target groups. In this course, it is expected for students to contact with national and global NGOs for developing creative and solution-oriented strategies. Afterwards, the students will learn to conduct peculiar communication campaigns either as an individual or as a group.
COMM 320 Creative Writing (3,0) 3
This course is designed to explain the techniques of complex storytelling, multi-layered and in-depth stories, scripts and games. The course also covers complex and organic character development, time loop, multi-axis storytelling and theme selection techniques. This course, which is designed in accordance with the field of communication, focuses on developing ad text writing and slogans for design products and teaches students how to express their feelings and thoughts for taking part in web, TV and cinema projects. This course provides the necessary flexibility for writing in various fields of communication, and provides the theoretical and practical knowledge for writing for institutions and advertisements.
COMM 352 Creative Industries (3,0) 3
The aim of this course is to provide students with a detailed understanding of how the knowledge is produced and distributed, and it aims to introduce the media industries in which students will work when they graduate. How technological innovations affect the process of the creation of knowledge and thus its impact on culture and intercultural communication will be questioned in detail. Since theatre, visual arts, cinema, TV, radio, music, publishing, computer games, architecture, design, advertising and fashion are examples of media industries, the communication and interaction process in these different areas are the main topics that will be covered in the course. In other words, this course is a study on how human creates and transforms information, and thus it gives students the knowledge of the global media structure.
COMM 361 Post Production Studio (2,2) 3
This course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in video editing which is one of the basic stages of film production for digital post production. Editing, sound design, basic composition and color correction will be covered in the course. In order to create a strong technical and aesthetic background in post-production, the courses are taught by focusing both on practical and theoretical knowledge. In the course, students will obtain advanced post-production skills.
COMM 462 Color Theory and Design (2,2) 3
In this course, color theory in the context of digital concepts will be explained and the use of computer-aided colors through different genres and topics will be clarified. In this course, students are expected to produce and transform their own color themes for different design applications. In addition, the course is designed to cover coloring and color correction for film and video.
DIME 301 Intercultural Digital Communication (3,0) 3
The aim of this course is to teach students how to effectively use the resources of the digital world for an international audience with cultural diversity. how to use visual resources for multicultural communication will be explained in detail by means of video, podcast, websites and blogs. The course will provide the theoretical knowledge necessary to analyze the intercultural, multicultural and hybrid forms that emerge with globalization and thus will enable students to understand communication within popular culture. Moreover, it will give intercultural perspective to students and show them how communication problems can be solved in digital context.
DIME 311 Digital Workflow (2,2) 3
Designing the workflow process effectively in digital media management, content management, photo processing, video production or any digital media post production stage is as important as the creation of content. In this course, students will learn how to create content easily and effectively by designing workflow processes through projects using various software and methods.
DIME 401 Digital Aesthetics (3,0) 3
In this course, students will acquire conceptual and critical knowledge in digital arts. The main objective of the course is to provide students with aesthetic concerns and be able to evaluate emerging forms of presentation of digital media and arts.