INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Nilgün Olguntürk, Ph.D., Acting Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The curriculum combines the arts with technical and scientific studies in order to give students a well-rounded education. As the department is cognizant of modern trends in interior architecture and the implications of new technologies, it aims at providing a balanced education between the artistic, technological and humane aspects of the profession.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The curriculum is organized around studios which prepare the novice designer to deal progressively with larger and more complex interiors and greater technical detail. The studios enable students to synthesize knowledge from parallel courses in history, art, technology, drawing and principles of design. The first two years are intended to develop an understanding of different concepts of design in form, material, space, composition, and introduce the fundamentals of total interior space planning and design. The third and fourth years provide the opportunity to specialize in different interest areas such as: computers, new materials and technologies, humanities, social sciences, safety, special needs of the handicapped, and elderly etc. Digital Media (Computers) is also integrated into different levels of education.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 131  Architectural Drawing    3  3  4
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
FA 101  Basic Design I  2  6  6  10
FA 107  Drawing and Visual Expressions    3  3  4
FA 171  Introduction to Art and Culture I  3    3  5
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 134  Designing with Digital Media    3  3  4
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
FA 102  Basic Design II  2  6  6  10
FA 172  Introduction to Art and Culture II  3    3  5
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 263  History of Built Environment I  3    3  5
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
IAED 201  Interior Design Studio I  2  6  6  10
IAED 211  Media for Representation    4  3  5
IAED 251  Construction and Materials I  4    4  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 264  History of Built Environment II  3    3  5
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
IAED 202  Interior Design Studio II  2  6  6  10
IAED 221  Human Factors  3    3  4
IAED 244  Lighting Design  3    3  4
IAED 252  Construction and Materials II  4    4  6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 290  Summer Practice I      -  6
IAED 301  Interior Design Studio III  2  6  6  10
IAED 341  Architectural Acoustics and Fire Safety  3    3  5
IAED 351  Detailing Studio    3  3  4
IAED 463  History of Furniture  3    3  5
  Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 302  Interior Design Studio IV  2  6  6  10
IAED 322  People and Environment  3    3  5
IAED 342  Sustainable Design for Interiors  3    3  5
IAED 381  Product Detailing    3  3  4
  Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 390  Summer Practice II      -  6
IAED 401  Interior Design Studio V  2  6  6  14
IAED 415  Advanced Detailing Studio    3  3  4
  Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 402  Interior Design Studio VI  2  6  6  14
IAED 418  Interior Design: Professional Practice  3    3  4
  Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 315  Computerized Presentation Techniques    3  3  6
IAED 391  Special Topics in Interior Design I  3    3  6
IAED 392  Special Topics in Interior Design II  3    3  6
IAED 393  Visionary and Future Environments    3  3  6
IAED 394  TV Set Design    3  3  6
IAED 396  Architectural Photography  3    3  6
IAED 397  Color Theory and Applications  3    3  6
IAED 461  Environmental Management and Sustainable Development  3    3  6
IAED 464  Issues and Themes in Industrial Design  3    3  6
IAED 491  Current Issues in Interior Design I  3    3  6
IAED 492  Current Issues in Interior Design II    3  3  6

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design offers M.F.A. program with the possibility of specialization in building science, history, theory and criticism, design theories and methods, and environmental psychology. Students are guided through an intensive program that emphasizes scholarly inquiry, research skills, analysis and constructive criticism. The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary outlook, incorporating knowledge from related disciplines. The graduate studio combines theory and application. The elective courses are chosen through consultation with an academic advisor.

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Admission: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of design. In addition to the general requirements set forth by the university, admittance to the program is through an interview as well as a portfolio evaluation. The portfolio should represent work done during undergraduate years and contain those pieces of work the applicants consider their best efforts. All students are expected to be fluent in written and oral English in order to be admitted to the program.

Degree Requirements: After the completion of at least 24 units of course work in two successive terms, the candidates must take two seminar courses in their area of interest and prepare and submit a thesis. The duration of the program is four semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
IAED 501  Graduate Studio I  2  2  3  7
IAED 502  Graduate Studio II    3  3  7
IAED 511  Research Methods I  3    3  7
IAED 590  Seminar in Research Topics      -  2
IAED 599  Master's Thesis      -  56
  Electives (2)      6  12
  Restricted Electives (3)      9  18

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 512  Statistical Analysis  3    3  7
IAED 514  Research Methods II  3    3  7
IAED 543  Environmental Analysis I  3    3  7
IAED 544  Environmental Analysis II  3    3  7
IAED 571  Lighting and Color  3    3  7
IAED 574  Art, Science and Technology  3    3  7
IAED 583  Design Principles and Theories  3    3  7
IAED 585  Design Requirements  3  4  3  7

Doctor of Philosophy in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Admission:Applicants are required to have a Master's degree in a relevant field. In addition to the general requirements set forth by the university, admittance is through an interview given before the beginning of each academic year. The date and place of the interview is announced each year by the university. All students are expected to be fluent in written and oral English in order to be admitted to the program.

Degree Requirements: The minimum course load for the Ph.D. program is 24 credit units. After completion of the courses, the student takes a qualifying examination composed of written and oral components. Upon successful completion of the qualifying exam, the student is designated as Ph.D. candidate and is assigned a dissertation committee. The next step is to prepare and defend a dissertation proposal. Upon a favorable evaluation of the proposal by the dissertation committee, the candidate qualifies for work towards a Ph.D. dissertation. At the completion of the dissertation, a jury composed of five scholars, expert in the relevant field examines the dissertation for a final decision on the degree. All Ph.D. candidates are required to have at least one article accepted for publication in an AHCI, SSCI or SCI indexed journal before the final dissertation defense.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  24
IAED 501  Graduate Studio I  2  2  3  7
IAED 502  Graduate Studio II    3  3  7
IAED 511  Research Methods I  3    3  7
IAED 690  Seminar in Advanced Research Topics      -  6
IAED 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  160
  Electives (5)      15  30

A total of 5 required, restricted elective or general elective courses (24 credits) according to the individual students major.


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