ANIM 314 Serious Games (3,0) 3 - Pre-requisite: ANIM 331
This course provides an overview of games that are not created for entertainment. Students will learn about market share analysis, concept design, target audience selection and content creation related to games designed for education, health and social transformation. At the end of the course, students will be able to create a prototype game design in a group work.
ANIM 413 Game Design (2,2) 3 - Pre-requisite: ANIM 331
In this course, the basic tools and techniques of game design and its production are covered. It aims to teach students how to design games by means of Unity3D Game Engine. The course is designed to direct students to be a developer, a designer and a producer of games.
ADVE 262 Strategic Media Designing (2,2) 3
In this course, the principles and practices of strategic media planning according to the dynamics of different media are introduced to the students. Students will learn how to improve a media planning from a different point of view and they will be informed about the concepts regarding the researches and developments in digital media arena, and new conditions emerged from digital media.
FIDE 203 History of Cinema in Turkey (3,0) 3
In this course, the historical development of cinema in Turkey will be examined in social and cultural context by means of dividing it into periods. In the course, differences in the structure of narrative cinema in Turkey and the peculiar characteristics of certain periods and their aesthetic views would be covered. Moreover, the changings in economic structure in Turkish cinema and the dynamics in the film industry will be discussed.
FIDE 301 Emerging Cinema (3,0) 3
The main objective of this course is to create more engaging interactions for the audience by means of combining modern cinema technologies with visual storytelling techniques. In this course, content creation is covered by 3 dimensional and 360-degree video production and virtual reality applications.
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 colour 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 401 Political Communication Campaigns (3,0) 3
In this course, the campaigns that influenced world politics in the history will be examined and afterwards the organization of political campaigns suitable in today’s conditions will be analysed. Students will learn to analyse survey results, use survey data, create a clear message in a campaign and plan an effective digital communication strategy on social media and through web in general.
COMM 462 Colour Theory and Design (2,2) 3
In this course, colour theory in the context of digital concepts will be explained and the use of computer-aided colours through different genres and topics will be clarified. In this course, students are expected to produce and transform their own colour themes for different design applications. In addition, the course is designed to cover colouring and colour correction for film and video.