Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

ENG 222 - Basic English IV

ICM 101 - Basic Design I
The relations among the elements of composition based on basic principles of design are introduced. Learning by doing is used as a method of this course. It involves practices which develops students’ language of design and dexterity.

ICM 102 - Basic Design II
This course highlights problem solving method as a way of design process based on experience and formal synthesis. Design concepts in other fields are also semtinized by using samples of visual materials.

ICM 111 - Technical Drawing I
All stages of the design process and presentation of technical drawings will be held in accordance with the rules and gain the ability to complete boot.

ICM 112 - Technical Drawing II
All stages of the design process and presentation of technical drawings will be held in accordance with the rules and gain the ability to complete boot.

ICM 114 - Presentation Techniques
Experiencing of drawing and colouring techniques, line, hatching, texturing, and shading; implementations of space colouring by various colouring tools and importance of colour choices and discussions on project presentation schemes.

ICM 121 - Introduction to Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture as a profession and its relationship with other disciplines; development of space design problems in terms of basic design principles and elements; studies to give cultural overview with various branches of art.

ICM 201 - Interior Design I
The course comprises the problem of analyzing an interior space that includes human-environment relations. Additionally contains a working process in which functional relations in design covered and the formation is developed by creative skills.

ICM 202 - Interior Design II
The course comprises the problem of analyzing an interior space that includes human-environment relations. Additionally contains a working process in which functional relations in design covered and the formation is developed by creative skills.

ICM 211 - Construction& Materials I
Building structure, materials and components, their constructions, covering passes and finishing’s, foundations, walls, floors, seperators, horizantal and vertical cavity, stairs, ramps and elevators, roof, eaves, pergola, etc.; topics on material and construction decisions in terms of previous subjects.

ICM 212 - Construction&Materials II
Building structure, materials and components, their constructions, covering passes and finishing’s, separators, windows, doors, wet spaces (kitchen, bath, toilet, etc.); procurement of system and spot details at scales of 1/20, 1/10, 1/5, 1/2, 1/1.

ICM 213 - Computer AIDED Drawing - I
Digital drawing, vectoral drawing and discipline, 2D Autocad commands and use of them in architectural rules.

ICM 214 - Computer Aided Drawing II
3D modeling techniques of basic elements to complex elements; examination and development of designs; presentation techniques on 3D models which have been done in 2D Architectural design

ICM 221 - History of Art and Architecture I
The historical development of architecture and art and geographical differences and their socio-cultural interactions by comparatively via visuals, plans, etc. between the paleolithic era and 14th century.

ICM 222 - History of Art and Architecture II
The historical development of architecture and art and geographical differences and their socio-cultural interactions by comparatively via visuals, plans, etc.between the 15th and 18th century.

ICM 232 - Climatic Comfort, Passive and Mechanical Systems
Main topics include thermal comfort, environmental control based on climatic zones, passive heating/cooling/ventilating and humidification.

ICM 241 - Ergonomics
Human behavior and its relations to the design of environments; with the use of Environmental Psychology and its major assumptions, perception, cognition, needs, activities and responses are explored in the private and public spaces.

ICM 242 - Environmental Psychology
Human behavior and its relations to the design of environments; with the use of Environmental Psychology and its major assumptions, perception, cognition, needs, activities and responses are explored in the private and public spaces

ICM 299 - ICM 299- SUMMER PRACTICE I (SITE)
Experiencing and observing on interior architecture or design projects application and production techniques and program development order.

ICM 301 - Interior Design III
Developing design solutions within corporate identity, moderately complex plan and circulation; works aimed to to draw appropriate project according to user properties and design language in the given subject, to develop design skills by multi-functional solutions, perceptual, aesthetic and conceptual methods.

ICM 302 - Interior Design IV
To design interior space and site plan with research information; developing design and site plan drawing skills by detailing and visual presentation with correct technical drawings; developing interior design solutions within lighting, color, climatic comfort, acoustic.

ICM 303 - Furniture Design
Experiencing furniture design and production process in the light of the principles of furniture design; alternative materials used in furniture design; physical, ergonomic, psychological, economical and social factors affecting furniture design.

ICM 304 - Wet Space Design
In wet areas of data analysis and design principles-standards; design and implementation in terms of choices of materials required in the criteria; lighting and use of color; the wet areas project preparation process considering electrical and water installations.

ICM 321 - History of Architecture and Art III
The comparative scrutinization of philosophy and approaches based on modern designs and the evolution of architecture, urban and art history by using visual materials such as plans, sections and elevations between 19th and 21th century.

ICM 331 - Lighting
Preparing the theoretical base for the Design Studios by addressing human needs and comfort in relation to the artificial lighting as an art and science.

ICM 332 - Climatic Comfort, Passive and Mechanical Systems
Preparing the theoretical base for the Design Studios by addressing human needs and comfort in relation to the room acoustics, good hearing conditions, noise control, and fire safety as an integral part of interior architectural design.

ICM 399 - ICM 399-SUMMER PRACTICE II (ATELIER)
Experiencing and observing on interior architecture or design projects application and production techniques and program development order.

ICM 401 - Interior Design V
By the use of scientific decision making methods in design process, topics such as interior-exterior space relationship, public space between buildings, landscape elements and street furniture are investigated in detail.

ICM 402 - Interior Design VI
Architectural requirement programs are organized, design language is created, and scientific decision making methods are used, which should be accomplished with the topics such as shopping centers, cultural centers, cliniques and so on.

ICM 411 - Building Management
Project and total quality management, building cost system, measurement, estimated cost and classification to the factors which affects all of them, laws and regulations.

ICM 499 - ICM 499-SUMMER PRACTICE III (OFFICE)
Experiencing the interior architecture and architecture design and environmental design in a private office or public institution intended for interior architecture and environmental design; producing design projects and detail drawings; improving measurement and presentation techniques; observing and contributing on the program planning and developing order and designer-client relationships.

ICM532 - Theory of Building Acoustics II
Building acoustics, interior acoustics and noise control in special buildings with the principles and implementation techniques; the usage of acoustics materials; the integration of principles of acoustics with the design principles.

TURK 401 -

Elective Courses

A-Alan Seçmeli 1 (A) -

A-Alan Seçmeli 2 (A) -

A1-Alandışı Seçmeli 1 (A1) -

ICM 322 - Meaning in Design
Investigating meaning that arises from the form of the design language, researches the link between form and content; design, by taking the text as a visual indicator is examined in the framework of concepts and theories of semiotics. Development of image in the cultural similarities and differences in the space creation discusses on the images.

ICM 353 - Principles of Urban Design
The potential role of urban design within the interval of urban planning and interior architecture; creating a ground to comprimise the design ideas about urban design elements by analysing the examples of urban design throughout the world.

ICM 354 - Stage Design
In the design process of interior and exterior volume, hall (auditorium), stage and scene information volume and layout, scenery and design environment to cover all representations of the volume is configured with formal and visual layout.

ICM 355 - Principles of Landscape Architecture
A brief introduction to endemic plants with the design of place using soft and hard landscape; the priciples of landscape design with relation to different scales.

ICM 356 - Brand and Retail Based Design
Basic information related to retail/brand case, popular identity design and modular design for multi branch retailers, façade design, signage and logo subjects shall be handled. Brand creation and design for merchandising application and food sector will be applied.

ICM 361 - Detail Design
Providing technical and production oriented solutions of detail projects about building structure and materials and the aesthetical evaluation of solutions in the context of spatial unity.

ICM 371 - History of Furniture
Improvements in furniture design process in various periods; Modernism in Furniture Design in Europe, Surrealist and expressionist approaches in furniture design; organic design; Kitsch, Pop-Art, Post Modernism in furniture design; furniture design in Turkey; sustainable approaches in furniture design.

ICM 376 - Turkish Art History
The production of Turkish art works with the birth of Islam in Turkish civilization.

ICM 381 - Principles of Ecological Design
Explaining the approaches of ecological design or in other words the ''Green Design'' that ''the built environment and architectural works can be integrated with the ecological systems of the biosphere and can be recycled without damaging the environment and human health''.

ICM 382 - Materials and Application in Ecological Design
Explaining the fundamental basis for ecological design with basic ecological materials and resources as an integral part of ecological design.

ICM 383 - Theory of Light and Colour
Analyzing main information on light and color theory within the scope of implementation techniques on structural environments and potential psychological, physiological and sensorial effects on user groups.

ICM 384 - Universal Design
The concept of universal design within the information about the relationship with accessible design and adaptive design; its principles and the effects of these principles to projects created and focused on learning relationship between spatial organization, user sizes and design.

ICM 421 - Conservation and Restoration
Explaining information about how to prepare restitution and restoration projects of immobile cultural assets, theoretical and practical knowledge for the renovation and re-functioning of an old building.

ICM 442 - Portfolio Design
Ways to create professional designer portfolio and some applications which include designer-client relationship; a technical project and formal letter techniques should be.

ICM 451 - Principles of the Site Plan
The principles, technics and approaches of site plan; designing of a site plan.

ICM 454 - Interior Design of Commercial Buildings
Detailed information on store design in the context of retail design; emphasis is placed on the store's how it should be designed making the store's analysis in accordance with the interior design criteria; information is given about the relationship between store design and brand, brand identity, brand image and sells products; the relationship between stores design, user (customer) and sales.

ICM 461 - Advanced Techniques Computer Based Presantation I
Modeling interior and product designs by 3D Max computer program and preparing for presentation. İ

ICM 462 - Advanced Techniques of Computer Based Presantation II
Modeling interior and product designs by 3D Max computer program and preparing for presentation. İ

ICM 463 - Computer Aided Rendering Techniques
Creating technical drawings such as plans, perspectives, elevations and orthographic drawings in digital environments /mediums; gathering drawings together in a systematic way and print out process.

ICM 473 - Analysis of Artworks
The Concepts of Art and Artist; Iconology; Paleolithic and Neolithic Period Art; Art of Ancient Civilizations; Art in the Middle Ages; Art from the Renaissance Period to the Modern Times.

ICM 474 - Design Philosophies
Intellectual infrastructure in the formation of the design; the relationship between design and aesthetics within the scope of the development stages and terms of the overall philosophy.

ICM 475 - Analysis of Place
The analysis of physical environments from different geographies and cultures in terms of their social and cultural characteristics; the production and mass consumption of design within the context of social, cultural and economic developments of its age.

ICM 477 - Contemporary Art Movements
Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop-Art movements and the representatives of these movements and their works

ICM 493 - Research and Report Writing
Identifying and analyzing the research process; research methods and research techniques; preparing a report within the scope of findings.

ICM 494 - Modeling
Implementations on model making process to improve manual and mental skills; transfer of two dimensional drawings on three dimension and researches on various materials.

MMR 444 - Analysis of Historical Places
Development of selected historic places from Antique period, Europe, and Turkish-Islamic world; theoretical knowledge that elucidates the reflection of building functions in space; social and geographic factors in the development of dwelings and settlements; architectural characteristics and features of the selected buildings from the perspective of socio-cultural and natural factors, and urban, architectural and art histories.

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

ENG 321 - Basic English V

ENG 322 - Basic English VI

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course introduces students vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate in English at A1 Level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as feelings, food and drink, free time activities and daily routines. Various cultural elements are also involved in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

ENG122 - Basic English II
This course includes more vocabulary, structure and communicative skills necessary to communicate at beginners level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

ENG221 - Basic English III
This course includes activities aiming at improving vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help students to communicate at pre-intermediate level. These activities include more themes such as abilities, dates, health problems, free time activities, biographies, and phone conversations. Various cultural elements are also included in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

HIST 221 - History of Civilization
Analysis of the importance of theuse of technology in human evolution and the emergence of early civilizations; ancient societies from Ancient Egypt to Greece as the cradles of modern civilizations; some classical texts of certain key authors –Machiavelli, Hume, Descartes, Hobbes, Bacon, Locke, Rousseau, etc. As outstanding contributions to the history of enlightenment; some groundbreaking scientific texts of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton to understand the contribution of scientific thought to the progression of civilization.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts