ECTS - Principles and Methods of Design

Principles and Methods of Design (MTT384) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Principles and Methods of Design MTT384 1 2 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Gülşen Serdar
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • Being able to make design research • Being able to explain design idea and methods • Being able to explain principles in design research • Being able to explain design process • Being able to prepare design plan • Being able to make practice according to design process
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Makes design process
  • • Explains ideas and methods of design
  • • Explains principles in design research
  • • Explains design process
  • • Makes the preparation for design plan
  • • Makes practices according to design process
Course Content General information about awareness, individuality, unique creativity; information about the process from the point of thought to the point of created item; making practices according to design process.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 How to make design research. At the end of each course, students will be informed about the next topic and students will be provided with the necessary preparations.
2 Design idea and methods "
3 Design idea and methods "
4 General information about cloth design "
5 Information about preparation for design plan "
6 Information about preparation for design plan "
7 Midterm exam --
8 Preparing design plan "
9 Design progress (practice) "
10 Design progress (practice) "
11 Design progress (practice) "
12 Design progress (practice) "
13 Design progress (practice) "
14 Design progress (practice) "
15 Design progress (practice) "
16 Final exam --


Course Book 1. • Çark, Harold and John Pomerroy, (1992). Fashion Design and Product Development USA.
2. • Temel Tasarım Bilgisi-Tasarım Araştırması Tasarım Aşamaları ve Giysi Tasarım Süreci, (2003). Gülşen Erenler Çakar, Sevl Kişoğlu, Fatma Bayraktar.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 2 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design. X
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques. X
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills. X
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society. X
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability. X
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals. X
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics. X
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works. X
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness. X
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 5 60
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 4 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125