Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

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.

İÇM 114 - Freehand Drawing
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 140 - ICM 140- SUMMER PRACTICE I (SITE)
The aim of this summer practice is to give students to observe and experience the knowledge gaining through their education process on site. For this purpose, it is expected from students to strengthen their knowledge and to have experience on site activities and life in site, coordination and scheduling between various disciplines take part in project, project application and detailing process and occupational safety. Students are required to maintain and submit a Diary which record their daily tasks and involvement in activities of site and a report which includes relevant documents at the end of their summer practice.

İÇM 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.

İÇM 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
Definition of the concept of “Digital drawing”. Helping to understand the logic of vectorial drawing and discipline, 2D AutoCAD commands and their use in architectural discipline, Use of AutoCAD commands in design and drawing stages (Plan, Section and Views) of an exemplary Interior Architecture project.

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

ICM 215 - Building&Structure
The course contents: Basic concepts and principles of structures, weights of building and structural attitude, alternative structures, to examine structure samples and reading practice of project, structural propriety, alternative structural propositions.

ICM 221 - History of Art and Architecture I
The historical development of architecture and art, geographical differences, socio-cultural and socio-spatial interactions are comparatively scrutinized by using visual materials such as plans, sections and elevations between the paleolithic era and 14th century.

ICM 222 - History of Art and Architecture II
The historical development of architecture and art, geographical differences, socio-cultural and socio-spatial interactions are comparatively scrutinized by using visual materials such as plans, sections and elevations between the 15th and 18th century.

ICM 240 - ICM 240-SUMMER PRACTICE II (ATELIER)
The aim of this summer practice is to give students to observe the theoretical knowledge gaining through the educational process transfer into application field and to observe production techniques. Students are expected to have experience and to observe on interior architecture or design projects application and production techniques, and program development order. Students are required to maintain and submit a Diary which record their daily tasks and involvement in activities of atelier and a report which includes relevant documents at the end of their summer practice.

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
In the content of the course, human behavior and its relations to the design of environments is explored. With the use of Environmental Psychology and its major assumptions, perception, cognition, needs, activities and responses are explored in the private and public spaces.

İÇM 252 - Climatic Comfort, Passive and Mechanical Systems
Main topics include thermal comfort, environmental control based on climatic zones, passive heating/cooling/ventilating and humidification.

ICM 301 - Interior Design III
Developing design solutions within corporate identity, moderately complex plan and circulation.

ICM 302 - Interior Design IV
Developing interior design solutions within lighting, color, climatic comfort, acoustic.

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

ICM 304 - Wet Place Design
Data analysis and design principles-standards in wet areas (kitchen, bathroom, WC. etc.); essential criteria on material choices in terms of design and implementation; use of light and color; the process of project preparation with the consideration of electrical and water installations.

ICM 321 - History of Architecture and Art III
The philosophy and approaches based on modern designs and the evolution of architecture, urban and art history are comparatively scrutinized 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.

İÇM 333 - Climatic Comfort, Passive and Mechanical Systems
Main topics include Requirements For Good Acoustics and Sound Insulation

ICM 340 - ICM 340-SUMMER PRACTICE III (OFFICE)
The aim of this summer practice is to give students to experience the interior architecture and architecture design and environmental design in a private office or public institution intended for interior architecture and environmental design. Students are expected to produce design projects and detail drawings, to improve measurement and presentation techniques, to observe and contribute on the program planning and developing order and designer-client relationships. Students are required to maintain and submit a Diary which record their daily tasks and involvement in activities of design office and a report which includes relevant documents at the end of their summer practice.

ICM 372 - 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.

İÇM 401 - Interior Design V
A particular importance is given to 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.

İÇM 402 - Interior Design VI
Topic such as shopping centers, cultural centers, clinics are investigated in order to develop skills of students for objectives stated above

İÇM 412 - Portfolio Design
The preparation of CV’s and portfolio’s of students for job interviews comprise most of the course content. Also, it includes several ways to create professional designer portfolio. There will be some applications which include designer-client relationship. In addition, it reveals how a technical project should be and which methods to follow while drawing a project. The preliminary preparation for project presentations will be told to the students. Also, the course introduces the interior designing as an occupation. It emphasizes creativity, problem solving , the usage of library, the explanation of ideas using graphs, the research methods using Internet, formal letter techniques, the report writing and portfolio preparations.

İÇM 421 - Building Management
Project and total quality management, building cost system, measurement, estimated cost and classification to the factors which effects all of them, laws and regulations.

İÇM 441 - Conservation and Restoration
Providing information on 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.

Elective Courses

GTM 020 - Design for the Disabled
In the course focuses on the concept of universal design. Information about the relationship between Universal Design, accesible design and adaptive design is transferred. Universal design principles are described. These principles related projects created and focused on learning relationship between spatial organization, user sizes and design.

GTM 024 - Modeling
Modelling; is based on learning how to perceive three dimesional objects and learning by practice about the process of building the exact model by using plans, cross sections and elevations. To develop manual dexterity and perception of three dimensional geometry, students are excepted to attend to the classes with researches about the materials and participate in the classwork of transfering the given drawings to three dimensional form.

GTM 025 - Advanced Techniques of Computer Based Presantation I
The course is aimed to ideally visualize designs of the students via using computer programmes and to prepare for presentation

GTM 029 - Research and Report Writing
In the course, identifying of the research process and analyzing is focused on. Information about research methods and research techniques is transferred. The main objective of the research report, qualifications, formal structure and ethics are studied. The data obtained from students of their research is expected to prepare a report using.

GTM 051 - History of Culture
The course scrutinizes the evolution and development, as well as the description of architectural styles, art, technology through the necessities of daily life like the scripts, equipment, costumes, transfer means etc. of the past cultures, starting from the prehistoric ages up to the midst of the 20th century taking into account the political and religious history related to the social and economic structures.

GTM 053 - History of Fashion
Conceptual Development Of Fashion And Design, Interactions of Fashion, Culture and Art; Artistic Movements and their impact on Fashion; Art Nouveau, Post-Modernism; Changing Roles Of Art In Social Context And Changes In Artists. ; theories of fashion ; Pioneers of fashion Design and their works ; The relation between Fashion and Urbanization ,the great success of Architecture in the 20th Century; Changing opinions in the world ; New Age European Art and Its impact on Fashion; Artistic trends, Significant changes and variations ; Important Designers in Fashion History

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GTM 059 - Theory of Light and Colour
Main information on light and colour theory, implementation techniques on structural environments and potential psychological, physiological and sensorial effects on user groups.

GTM 060 - Analysis of Place
In this course, the social and cultural codes that are contained by the physical properties of any design product in places of different geographies and cultures. The production and mass consumption of design are investigated in the context of social, cultural and economic develeopment of its age. The purpose is to provide a critical and problem-solving perspective towards the understanding and explanation of the reflection of cultural change from place.

ICM 353 - Principles of Urban Design
This course examines the potential role of urban design within the interval of urban planning and interior architecture. It creates a ground to compromise the design ideas about urban design elements by analyzing 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 361 - Detail Design
It contains technical and production oriented solutions of detail projects about building structure and materials. It focuses on the aesthetical evaluation of solutions in the context of spatial unity. It develops solutions belong to the design projects of related courses.

ICM 371 - History of Furniture
Furniture Design in Ancient Civilizations, Furniture Design in Medieval Era, Romanesque and Gothic, Anatolian and Asian Furniture Traditions, Furniture Design during and after Renaissance Period, Baroque and Rococo, Neoclassical Furniture, Art Nouveau Furniture, Art Deco Furniture, Arts & Crafts Movement, Modernism in Furniture Design in Europe, Surrealism in Furniture Design, Organic Design, Expressionism in Furniture Design, Kitsch, Pop-Art, Post Modernism in Furniture Design, Furniture Design in Turkey, Sustainable Approaches in Furniture Design

ICM 376 - Turkish Art History
Mainly this course focuses on the production of Turkish art works with the birth of Islam in Turkish civilization.

ICM 381 - Principles of Ecological Design
Course focuses on the approach that is the Ecological Design (namely Green Design) which is paying attention to the human health, economy, recycling and reusing of the materials, preventing production of hazardous waste to the environment. Built environment and architectural products are able to be integrated to the ecological systems of the biosphere with all inputs and outputs from birth to death with this approach.

ICM 382 - Materials and Application in Ecological Design
To manufacture a design product as a part of ecological design (cradle to cradle), with focusing on the biologically and technically based materials and waste management considering reuse and recycle techniques.

MMR 215 - Introduction to Landscape Design
Main concepts that provide integration of landscpae design with architectural design.

MMR 216 - Principles of Site-Planning
Various approaches to site-planning and application of planning techniques in architectural design.

MMR 262 - Visualization on Computational Media
Production of 2-D architectural presentation material using the Adobe-Photoshop program.

MMR 421 - Design Philosophies
Twentieth century designs, principles of design development, and philosophies of design; art and design movements, e.g., Expressionism, Die Brücke, Paris School, Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, Modernism, Bauhaus, Constructivism, Realism, Purism, Art-Deco, Minimalism, Surrealism, Pop-Art, Post-Modernism, Concept Design; design products and the philosophies behind.

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

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course includes activities aiming at improving students’ vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate 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 vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

HIST 101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST 102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

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