Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi İç Mimarlık Bölümü, insan ihtiyaçlarına ve çevresel koşullara duyarlı, araştırmanın ve kişisel gelişimin öneminin farkında olan, yeniliklere açık ve fikirlerini her türlü ortamda ifade edebilen iç mimarlar yetiştirmeyi hedeflemektedir. Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi İç Mimarlık bölümü’nden mezun olan iç mimarlar, kullanıcıların gereksinimlerini ve tasarım yapılacak alanın özelliklerini doğru analiz edebilen; malzeme, teknik detaylar ve uygulama konularında en güncel bilgiye nasıl ulaşacağını bilen; yeni fikirler üretme ve geliştirme konusunda kendine güvenen bireylerdir.
Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi İç Mimarlık Bölümü, öğrencilerine uluslararası bir ortamda eğitimlerini tamamlama olanağı sunmaktadır. Öğrencilerimiz, üniversitemizin Canterbury ve Singapur kampüslerinde de eğitim alma şansına sahiptirler. Bölümümüz, öğrencilerimizin akademik anlamda her türlü sorunlarıyla birebir ilgilenen ve çözüm bulmaya çalışan genç, yenilikçi ve araştırmacı bir öğretim üyesi kadrosuyla eğitim faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.
Doç. Dr. Senem Zeybekoğlu Sadri
İç Mimarlık Bölümü Bölüm Başkanı
The graduates will have knowledge and ability to:
1. To apply a proper methodology of design for various interior design projects.
2. To use information technology, various communication theories, systems, applications and skills.
3. To generate ideas through thinking process using various approaches in theory and experiment.
4. To create methodology of research as a research oriented designer.
5. To act as human oriented designer in relation to built and natural environment.
6. To demonstrate the philosophy of engineering through design ideas in artistic way.
7. To use comprehensive ideas and various aspects of sustainability for applying it in interior projects.
8. To follow the philosophy of codes and regulations for applying them in interior projects.
9. To employ the multidisciplinary nature of management in their projects.
10. To demonstrate philosophy of professional ethics in their carrier.
11. To interpretthe world and its historical events with an intellectual and critical vision.
12. To comprehend interior spaces as a living phenomena in various scales of macro and micro worlds.
13. To integrate formal/ informal and/or social/personal experiences in their lives.
INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAMME
The graduates will have knowledge and ability to:
1. Design Mind & Skills:
· To understand: the spatial perception and the principles of design methodology in various scales.
· To participate: in interdisciplinary design project teams as a member of a design team.
· To create: spatial interior design elements respecting natural and built environment characteristics.
· To create: a comprehensive program for an interior project, in respect to users and project stakeholders.
· To demonstrate: clear image of user’s needs and demands; concerning the project feasibility issues.
· To produce: interior space and elements; following local, national and international codes.
2. Communication Mind &Skills:
· To understand: the visionary world, in the era of information & communication technology (ICT).
· To transfer: ideas and concepts in the trans-disciplinary way.
· To communicate: various aspect of project from aesthetic to economic issues with stakeholders, fluently.
· To transfer: the knowledge of project in sufficient way to other experts.
· To use: various techniques and applications of multimedia communication.
· To use: effective communication skills, instruments and tools denoted to context and content of projects.
3. Critical Thinking:
· To use: abstract thinking to interpret the situation.
· To demonstrate: analytical mind and skills.
· To create: solutions, by using different reasoning skills from direct to indirect reasoning.
· To employ: various techniques of problem solving.
4. Research Skills:
· To create: proper methodology of research for each subject.
· To be aware of: importance of research in analyzing initial conditions and final products.
· To conduct: research studies independently and critically assess findings.
· To employ: research-based design and evidence-based research methodologies in their projects.
5. Human Oriented Design:
· To use: theories and methods of inquiry for clarifying the relationship between human behavior and built environment.
· To understand: diverse needs, demands, values, behavioral norms, in interior spaces.
· To understand: characteristics of different cultures and individuals and implicate this diversity for the design process.
· To employ: interior design for improving the quality of life.
6. Construction Technology & Materials:
· Tounderstands: the general philosophy of construction technology and engineering ideas.
· To indentify: principles of micro structural behavior as living phenomena.
· To indentify: appropriate application and performance of materials and assemblies for each interior element.
· To indentify: technical, electrical and mechanical systems and elements.
· To do: the cost and benefit study in domain of interior constructions and materials.
· To use: the high-tech products related to the context of design.
7. Sustainable Design:
· To understand: general idea of sustainability.
· To study: the essence of main worldwide references on sustainability and their approaches of design process.
· To employ: new technologies in sustainable design and construction for interior design.
· To understand: the principles of sustainability in relation to built and natural environment.
8. Codes and Regulations:
· To understand: the necessity and philosophy of codes and regulations.
· To comprehend: the terminology of codes and regulations.
· To compare: about various resources about the standard identifications in codes and regulations.
· To apply: local, national and international codes in the design process and final products.
9. Project Management
· To understand: various theories of managements and methods of decision making/taking.
· To apply: main issues of passive defense and natural diseases management in the interior design.
· To estimate: cost & benefits in their projects.
· To employ: international standards of management qualification.
10. Professional Ethics:
· To understand: the theoretical and practical features of acting professionally and ethically.
· To recognize: the ethical issues involved in the formation of professional judgment.
· To engage: social, ethical and professional responsibility in the process of project ·
· To demonstrate: knowledge of professional codes of ethics in the practice of interior design.
11. Historical Knowledge and Vision:
· To understand: intellectual and critical view points of various approaches to historical events.
· To understand: relationship between the history of built environment and other fields of studies.
· To explore: the built environment and its artificial elements to generate the new visions of current world.
· To apply: their visions from historical studies in their theoretical, practical and critical approaches as an interior designer.
12. Macro & Micro Vision:
· To comprehend: the phenomenon of space from various scales.
· To understand: concepts and principles of design in micro and macro scales.
· To integrate: various multidisciplinary theories to interior design.
· To use: various methods on exploring and perceiving the built environment elements.
13. Informal Learning Mind & Skills:
· To integrate: their personal experiments and extracurricular activities into their academic studies.
· To develop: their sense of humor, common sense and their intuitions as an effective part of their critical thinking.
· To conduct: self learning by using the various resources.
· To appreciate: new ideas and visions.
İç Mimarlık Bölümünün Giriş Sınavı çizim sınavından oluşan özel yetenek sınavıdır.
Özel Yetenek Sınavı (Çizim Sınavı)
Özel yetenek sınavımız bir çizim sınavıdır ve dünya çapında tüm GAÜ temsilciliklerinde yapılmaktadır. Bu sınavda sizin yaratıcılığınız ve çizim becerileriniz değerlendirilmektedir. Bu sınavın süresi 1 saattir. Sınava yanınızda götürmeniz gereken malzemeler, A4 boyutunda kağıtlar, 2H, HB ve 2B kurşun kalemler ve yumuşak bir silgidir.
Geçmiş Yılların Soruları:
İç Mimarlar konut binaları, konaklama tesisleri, ticari binalar, sağlık hizmetleri, sanayi binaları ve kültürel yapılar gibi mevcut veya yeni binalarda iç mekan tasarımı ve uygulama projeleri üzerinde çalışırlar. İç mimarlar, projelerindeişlevsellik, ergonomi, konfor erişebilirlik, sağlık, güvenlik ve estetik konularını dikkate alarak mekan tasarımı yaparlar. İş olanakları kamu kurumlarından özel sektöre kadar çeşitlilik gösteren iç mimarlar, kendi ofislerini de açabilirler.
İç Mimarlık bölümü mezunları ayrıca master ve doktora eğitimlerine devam ederek akademik kurumlarda çalışabilirler.
INT101-Basic Design Studio (3,6)6
This studio provides both a conceptual and practical introduction to design and introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Through assignments students develop an understanding and appreciation of the design elements such as point, line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color, and design principles such as balance, proportion, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, variety, harmony and unity.
INT102-Introduction to Interior Design Studio (2,8)6
This course aims at introducing students with basic concepts, philosophy and theory of interior design and establishing a foundation for design practice. Throughout the course, students will become familiar with process of design, language of design, and various presentation techniques and design methodologies employed by architects and interior designers. This will be achieved by several projects and class activities in addition to discovering outstanding architectural and interior design projects from around the world. This course also aims at developing a personal understanding of interior design by integrating extracurricular interests of students into design process. (Prerequisite: INT101).
INT111-Architectural Drawing I (2,2)3
This course deals with techniques of graphic presentation introduced as a basic language of architecture. Students work with a broad range of graphic presentation methods. Skills developed in architectural and spatial drawing. Theories of representation and the use of several visual means including free hand drawing will be covered to analyze and convey ideas regarding the environment. Fundamentals of orthographic drawing, rendering techniques and format layout examined through an array of projects.
INT112-Architectural Drawing II (2,2)3
This course deals with advanced knowledge and skill acquisition of the diverse categories of information delivery required by the design professionals. Architectural abstraction in drawing to communicate ideas on spatial and environmental information through perspective, isometric, oblique and axonometric drawings will be explored. Various media will be covered as means of graphic presentation.(Prerequisite: INT111).
INT121-Building Technology I: Materials and Methods (3,0)3
This course introduces students to the role of building technology in the design process. Building materials and methods of construction are studied. Students become aware of all of the materials, the construction types, the elements and the methods of the construction.
INT122-Building Technology II: Structural Elements (3,0)3
This course continues beyond its prerequisite, Building Technology I: Materials and Methods. Building structural elements are studied. Students become aware of the concepts and procedures for the design, manufacture, and construction of structural components.
INT131-Principles of Interior Design (2,2)3
The vocabulary gleaned from basic principles of design; scale, mass, texture, balance, rhythm, unity etc. and shall be applied to the interior spatial design. The result should be actualized through given or a built interior space in significance. It needs to be explored through model making, sketching, collage and color drafting exercises.
INT132-Color Theory and Practice (2,2)3
The visual and psychological effects of colorare an important tool used by commercial artists, fashion and interior designers. Through knowledge of colorcombinations, of characteristics of colorin design, and of the effects of coloron our lives are explored. This class is devoted to the study of colorprinciples, allowing students to investigate and apply these principles through individual class projects.
INT141-History of Art and Culture (3,0)3
This course provides students a broad understanding of the ancient, medieval, and post-renaissance world through an analysis of art and culture. This course places an emphasis on the great complexity and interconnectivity of socio-political and cultural facts and employs an anthropological view to the history of art.
INT142-History of Modern Architecture (3,0)3
In this course as the conclusive course for the series of history of Architecture, it is requested to have a comprehensive vision and knowledge of the philosophies, theories, and the clustering of the various effective masters and thinkers in relation to the built environment down to the product design in the 19th and 20thcentury with a clear understanding of the origins and roots in the previous historical events. So the combination of chronological and analytical approaches is suggested. (Prerequisite: INT141).
INT201-Interior Design Studio I (2,8)6
This is the first design studio, in which students combine their knowledge, skills and interior design understanding in order to develop a small-scale residential project. This project focuses on application of basic design elements and principles, understanding human anthropometrics and human needs in space, comprehending functional/spatial requirements and developing and applying conceptual design ideas in three dimensional spaces. (Prerequisite: INT102 and INT112).
INT202-Interior Design Studio II (2,8)6
The second design studio aims at developing a deeper understanding of accessibility and functional appropriateness, structural systems and proper choice of furniture and materials within small-scale and multi-functional working environments. At this level, the project is more based on programming, space planning, and complying with codes and regulations, as well as application of conceptual ideas related to working environments. This studio is also an introduction to evidence-based design approach. (Prerequisite: INT201).
INT211-Digital Design & Presentation I (2,2)3
This course provides students with practical hands-on experience in using professional architectural drafting software (e.g., Autocad). The course looks at two-dimensional CAD techniques used by architects to design and create presentations. The course covers the process of creating, manipulating, and communicating through digital drawings. Emphasis will be placed on understanding architectural drawing convention, and generating sophisticated architectural graphics, mappings and analyses using a variety of digital media. Programs taught may include AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Photoshop.(Prerequisite: INT112).
INT212-Digital Design & Presentation II (2,2)3
This course provides students with practical hands-on experience in using professional architectural modeling software. The course looks at the principal three-dimensional modeling techniques used by architects to design and represent projects. The course covers the process of creating, manipulating, and communicating through digital architectural models. Emphasis will be placed on the generation of 3D architectural models and their presentation using AutoCad, 3DStudioMax, Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper and/or VRay. (Prerequisite: INT211).
INT221-Interior Detailing (2,2)3
Students focus on working methods, the designer’s approach, materials and techniques, sustainable details, understand the communication between designer and constructor, describing of the materials and the way they can be used as design elements. The course allows each student to solve the problems with appropriate solution to issues and also to express their own personal aesthetic. (Prerequisite: INT112).
INT241-Contemporary Interior Design (3,0)3
The aim of the course is to give the students the instruments and methodology to understand and recognize interior design styles with their philosophy. The course analyses the history of these different fields as a whole, from the industrial revolution to the present time, by studying the influence of society, art, economy, political events and scientific and technological discoveries. (Prerequisite: INT142).
INT252-Environmental Control Systems (3,0)3
This course aims at introducing students with understanding and knowledge of impacts of built environments on people and natural environment. The course focuses on the role of spatial designer in designing buildings, building environments and interior spaces that benefit from natural resources, provide maximum comfort levels, limit environmental damage and energy consumption. The topics covered in the course are climate and climate change; bio-climatic design; comfort levels of buildings; use of natural resources and passive and active systems in heating, cooling and lighting, and water and waste management in buildings.
INT300-Internship I (N/C)
Off campus study gives an opportunity to students to demonstrate the interrelationship between theoretical principles of interior design as a profession and their application in practice. The goal of the first internship is to provide effective professional preparation for students through field experience. The cooperative relationship between the business and academic learning should be enhanced. The student intern is responsible to keep a journal/diary of their daily experience. The internship is usually scheduled in summer for duration of twenty four (24) working days. The purpose of this assignment is to initiate the student into an awareness of professional firms and to provide an overview of on-site learning.
INT301-Interior Design Studio III (2,8)6
In the third design studio, students work on a small-scale hospitality project. In addition to solving problems of a more complex program, larger square meters and larger number of users compared to previous projects, students will also consider the issues of sustainability and universal design. At this level, they are expected to provide evidence-based solutions related to project topic; develop creative design solutions and use communication media effectively. (Prerequisite: INT202).
INT302-Interior Design Studio IV (2,8)6
The fourth design studio is an advanced studio course in which students will be working on a large scale educational facility. They will be working on a multipurpose area which includes several levels of circulation patterns, different facility areas and furnishing and material requirements. This project focuses on proper site analysis, different user needs, project budgeting, and application of conceptual design ideas properly. (Prerequisite: INT301).
INT361-Human Factors in Design (3,0)3
This course aims at introducing students with knowledge and skills of designing barrier free environments that respond to various human needs, especially people with challenges. The course focuses on human anthropometrics, ergonomics of space, universal design and accesibility issues. The course further develops on generating design concepts that dismantle physical and cognitive barriers to mobility, orientation, hypersensitivity and multiple challenges in buildings and open spaces.
INT372–Principles of Restoration & Conservation (2,2)3
The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the importance of Restoration and Conservation in the field of historic environment sensitivity and consciousness. Students should become familiar with of the Historic heritage and related bodies, and the architectural tools required to work with a historically valuable building. In addition, this course provides a practical guide to measured surveys of historic buildings with special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic areas and producing accurate scaled drawings of selected buildings.
INT381 - Professional Ethics (2,0)2
Introducing values/value judgments, evaluation and valuation systems, personal and collective responsibilities of professionals and the accountability of profession in Architecture and Interior Design, this course challenges the students to examine critically a broad range of professional, legal, and ethical problems architecture and interior design as professions face today.
INT400-Internship II (N/C)
The summer training program is designed to expose students to a collaborative, professional office environment and a team of experienced design professionals. The goal of the second Internship is to provide effective professional preparation for students through office experience. The cooperative relationship between the business and academic learning should be enhanced. Students will be exposed to both the creative and business environment. Assignments will vary and include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews, and assisting on marketing proposals. The student intern is responsible to keep a journal/diary of their daily experience. The internship is usually scheduled in summer for duration of twenty four (24) working days. The purpose of this assignment is to initiate the student into an awareness of professional firms and to
provide an overview of office culture.
INT401-Interior Design Studio V (2,8)6
In the fifth design studio, senior students will demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge, skills and creativity through the design of a large scale cultural/sports facility. At this level they are expected to conduct a comprehensive research about project topic and issues covered; generate flexible design ideas, and present development process and final outcomes of the project through various communication media, including hand and digital drawings. (Prerequisite: INT302).
INT402-Graduation Project (4,12)10
The final studio course of interior design program aims at developing the personal design view of each student through independent study. It is also aimed at developing concepts related to socio-cultural, economic and environmental needs of the society through spatial design. Therefore, the project topic will be proposed by the students, through a research project which they will have conducted in previous semester in Graduate Research & Preparation Course. Students are expected to develop evidence based creative design solutions demonstrating their knowledge and skills that they have learned during their interior design education. The basic issues that need to be considered during the project are accessibility, sustainability, cultural diversity, health and safety, durability and innovation. An essential part of the studio is the project thesis, which should include an advanced research about the above mentioned issues as well as visual and verbal explanation of development process of the project. Presentation techniques used to express design ideas and overall communication skills are also significant aspects of the senior level project. (Prerequisite: INT401 and INT403).
INT403-Graduation Research and Preparation (3,0)3
This course deals with the development of an individual general study and research by the student on a specific topic of her/his own choice/interests which goes to the primitive draft and initial issues about the final project. The research encompasses the following stages: subject definition, data gathering and classification, information interpretation relevant case/sample studies, programming and planning (denoting to activities), spatial perceiving, and technical information, site/field analysis and environmental fitting which shall be presented as a research report. (Prerequisite: INT302).
INT412-Portfolio and Presentation (2,2)3
Students will produce an academic portfolio which represents the best examples of their creative and technical skill sets. Preparation of appropriate marketing materials, including a business card and CV, will be explored on a class and on an individual basis.(Prerequisite: INT401).
INT481-Project Management (2,0)2
Project Management course is designed to build and expand the foundation of knowledge needed by successful managers by examining the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and by providing practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decisions.
INT482-Professional Practice (3,0)3
This course provides students the knowledge of the social, political, economic and legal aspects of interior design practice. This course includes topics on professional laws and regulations such as contracts, bonds and insurances, professional partnerships, human relations in the profession and occupational health and safety issues.
NH001 - National History I (N/C)
Starting with the second half of the 19th century and coming to date; not a chronological presentation but rather dwelling into social political and economic reasons of events. To show how history functions as a social memory. Special emphasis is put upon national histories of both Turkey and T.R.N.C., presenting ideas and principles of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
NH002 - National History II (N/C)
A continuation of NH001
TURK001 - Turkish I (N/C)
Identification of the position of the Turkish language among World Languages; Turkish-speaking Lands of the World; An account of the historical development of Turkish; The teaching of writing, sentence structure and the grammar of the language. Special emphasis on explaining and teaching of writing styles. Classroom tasks of in-depth analysis of specimen books by Turkish writers.
TURK002 - Turkish II(N/C)
Introduction and exposition of the Turkish Sentence structures and descriptive styles for the purpose of enhancing speaking skills. By means of written and oral discourse, the realization of student-centered tasks for the development of précis, examination and critical skills of the student.
INT353-Interior Landscape Design (3,0)3
This course gives students a general knowledge about the soft and hard landscape elements in micro scale; and the skills to carry out interior landscape planning and design in relation to larger scale and exterior space.
INT413-Model Making (3,0)3
Student will have the opportunity to work on individual projects, using simple eco friendly materials and methods which do not require a workshop environment. The course will include an introduction to historical and contemporary context and key concepts on architectural model making. Students will develop basic skills to produce models and understand the importance of experiments and practices.
INT414-Advanced Digital Modeling in Design (3,0)3
This course provides students with practical hands-on experience in using professional architectural modeling softwares (e.g., 3DStudioMax, Maya, Rhino, etc.). The course introduces advanced methods in 3-D modeling and architectural representation. The course covers the process of creating, manipulating, and communicating through digital architectural models. Students will learn to create algorithms using Grasshopper and Python in Rhinoceros 3D, while exploring parametric modeling, performance simulation, data visualization, and workflow automation.
INT455-Environmental Aesthetics (3,0)3
This course deals with basic concepts of environmental aesthetics. This course explores the aesthetic experiences of the built environment from a philosophical perspective and includes detailed discussion on such topics as how is aesthetic appreciation of nature similar to and different from appreciation of art objects?; what criteria may be used to evaluate beauty in nature and in the built environment?; how is our aesthetic engagement with the environment related to our embodiment, and how do the non-visual senses contribute to aesthetic appreciation?
INT484 - Business and Marketing (3,0)3
In this course students shall study various major theories, methodologies and skills for understanding the real meaning of main issues about the business and marketing. They will get involved with the real world and real situations in micro scale through the actual/virtual networks to learn about the macro scale business and marketing events. It starts with the basic information about the monetary systems up to "WTCA" and other national and international economic institutions; and will continue with the social and economic policies such as: "WIN,WIN,WIN" policy.