Information Package / Course Catalogue
Jewelry Design
Course Code: MOT261
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

To explain the basic elements of art and design principles by looking from the perspective of jewelry design; to give information about the art of jewelery, precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones and as well as fashion and art trends, also the reflections of architectural, plastic and decorative arts on jewellery design with the support of visual presentations.

Course Content

Symbolic meanings of prehistoric periods from different cultures; materials and techniques used; cultural structure, belief systems, art movements and effects of fashion on jewelry design; design methods; new materials and approaches of contemporary artists to jewelry design; Introducing leading domestic and foreign jewelry designers.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Ins. Mesude Serpil ALTUN
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to understand the basic elements and design principles of jewelry design
2.have knowledge about the development of jewelry art from prehistoric times to present
3.To be able to have knowledge about precious and semi precious stones used in jewelry and jewellery design
4.Have knowledge about how art movements influence the development of jewelry design
5.To be able to understand and interpret the symbolic language in the jewelry as a non-verbal communication tool
Recommended or Required Reading
2.Altan TÜRE, World Jewelry History-I-From Prehistoric Ages to Medieval, IKO Publications, İstanbul, 2011
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Symbolic language of jewelry used in the Paleolithic period
Week 2 - Theoretical
The art of jewelry in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Crete
Week 3 - Theoretical
Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine jewelry
Week 4 - Theoretical
The art of jewelry in ancient Anatolian civilizations
Week 5 - Theoretical
The art of jewelry in Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods
Week 6 - Theoretical
The art of jewelery in Europe and the Ottoman Empire from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century
Week 7 - Theoretical
20th century art movements and reflections on jewelry design
Week 8 - Theoretical
20th century art movements and reflections on jewelry design
Week 9 - Theoretical
Design process and jewelry design methods
Week 10 - Theoretical
Design process and jewelry design methods
Week 11 - Theoretical
Basic principles of design
Week 12 - Theoretical
The relationship between the concept of aesthetics and design principles
Week 13 - Theoretical
Jewelry and symbolism
Week 14 - Theoretical
Precious and semi-precious gemstones used in jewelry design
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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