COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Architecture in Films
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 300
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To develop a theoretical, analytical and sensory awareness of the relationship between architecture and the environment, and the way it is portrayed in film.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will be able to develop cultural critiques at an interdiciplinary level.
  • Student will be able to write and academic essay.
  • Student will be able to do interdisciplinary academic research.
  • Student will be able to apply different methods such as watching/observing, discussing, researching, reading, writing and presenting.
  • Student will be able to express his/her ideas by means of filmmaking.
Course Description Architecture in Films focuses on film space as a representation of architectural space, and on the sensory aspects of film and environment. Fiction films are analyzed in terms of mood, space, architecture and design, and concepts such as representation, montage, time, framing, flattening, light, color and sound are discussed.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction via short films
2 Film session1
3 Film session 2
4 Film session 3
5 Film session 4 Doing the film analysis of Film 1, 2 or 3
6 Film session 5
7 Film session 6
8 Film session 7
9 Film session 8 Doing the film analysis of Film 4, 5 or 6
10 Presentations Preparing a presentation and writing a text
11 Short Films Shooting a short film
12 Film session 9
13 Film session 10
14 Film session 11
15 Film session 12 Doing the film analysis of Film 9, 10 or 11,
16 Finals Arch 300 Film Festival
Course Notes/Textbooks None
Suggested Readings/Materials . AD: Architecture + Film, M. Toy, ed., 1994. AD: Architecture + Film II, B. Fear, ed., 2000. Alien Zone II: The Spaces of Science Fiction Cinema, A. Kuhn, ed., 1999. Architecture and Film, M. Lamster, ed., 2000. Architecture in Cinema: A Relation of Representation Based on Space, G. Kaçmaz Erk, 2009. Cinema and Architecture: Melies, MalletStevens, Multimedia, F. Penz and M. Thomas, eds., 1997. Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context, M. Shiel and T. Fitzmaurice, eds., 2001. Cinematic City, D.B. Clarke, ed., 1997. Film Architecture: Set Designs from Metropolis to Blade Runner, D. Neumann, 1996. Form Follows Film: Design and Cinema, B. Uluoğlu, A. Ensici and A. Vatansever, eds., 2006. OASIS 66: Virtuality Here: Space in Cyberfiction, L. Schrijver and P. Avidar, eds., 2005. Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space, S. Barber, 2002. The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema, J. Pallasmaa, 2001

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
3
45
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
13
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
3
5
Presentation / Jury
1
7
Project
1
14
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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