Architecture (Undergraduate)

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Bachelor Program in Architecture at FADA enables students to work in a rigorous and collaborative academic environment. Through our Design-Build Studio, our students are given the chance to work on real-life design problems through our collaborations with public institutions, NGO’s and local organizations. The program approaches design ’as a service to the community’ and this reflects in our curriculum. Beyond these local strengths and engagement, our students can also take part in a global experience of architectural practice and education through the Erasmus program, either as a student in our partner schools; or as an intern in various design offices around the world. Additionally being located in one of the world cities, Istanbul, offers us an amazing urban laboratory to work with, experiencing and discussing all its layers, potentials as well as its problems.

 

Education at FADA  places design studio in the center while integrating several design issues: cultural, social, environmental, technological, theoretical, economic and political. All required courses are organized to support design thinking for the appropriate levels and they are integrated and discussed as part of the design problem in the studio. Through our elective courses and invited talks we also try to bring our students in contact with various accomplished designers and academics, always pushing the boundaries of conventions by helping them develop a critical and ethical horizon.

 

Finally, both physical and the mental studio environment is organized to nurture peer teaching and teamwork. We make sure that our students are involved in the further enrichment of our curriculum as well as in the development of extracurricular programs. We believe in the value of the inputs coming from our students in developing a relevant, contemporary and a dynamic program in order to raise young architects who are successful in teamwork and capable in resuming leadership roles in their work environments.

Curriculum

 

Course Code / ECTS Form

 

Course Name / Syllabus

 

ECTS

 

Prerequisite

 

1. Semester

Visual Communication 1
Ethics in Design
Design Encounters
ENG 101
English for Academic Purposes I
TURK 101
Turkish Language and Literature I

 

        12

 

        4

 

        3

 

        3

 

        2

 

        4

 

        2

 

2. Semester

Architectural History & Theory I
ENG 102
English for Academic Purposes II
TURK 102
Turkish Language and Literature II
FADA 100
In-School Internship

 

3. Semester

Architectural Technology II (TECH)
HISTR 211
Principles of Ataturk and History of the Turkish Republic I

 

4. Semester

Architectural Technology III (TECH)
HISTR 212
Principles of Ataturk and History of the Turkish Republic II
Architectural Design V

 

5. Semester

Architectural Technology IV (TECH)
Architectural History & Theory IV
Elective
Elective

 

6. Semester

Elective
Elective
ARC 300
Summer Internship

 

7. Semester

Architectural Design VII
ARC 465
Principles of Conservation and Restoration
Elective
Elective
Elective

 

        12

 

        4

 

ARC 101

 

    FADA 111

 

        4

 

        3

 

        4

 

        2

 

        1

 

        12

 

ARC 102

 

        6

 

        5

 

        5

 

        2

 

        12

 

        6

 

ARC 201

 

    FADA 211

 

        5

 

        5

 

        2

 

        10

 

        5

 

ARC 202

 

        5

 

        5

 

        5

 

        10

 

        3

 

        5

 

ARC 301

 

    60 ECTS

 

        5

 

        5

 

        2

 

        10

 

ARC 302

 

        5

 

        5

 

        5

 

        5

 

8. Semester

Architectural Design VIII
Professional Practice
Elective
Elective
Elective
ARC 400
Internship

 

        10

 

        3

 

     ARC 401

 

   120 ECTS

 

        5

 

        5

 

        5

 

        2

- A minimum of 4 departmental electives,

 

- A minimum of 2 technology electives (technology electives can be chosen from departmental electives or non-departmental electives or must-courses)

must be completed.

 

Elective Courses