Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Fine Arts - Photography
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Post-graduate education commenced in 1982, in affiliation to Social Sciences Institute. Education and research activities continue in the Fine Arts Institute, which was established in the year 1992. Photography program started education in 1995.
Qualification Awarded
Masters degree in Photography.
Specific Admission Requirements
The conditions for application and entrance are defined by related directive articles of Marmara University. Quotas per department, areas of application acceptance and other required documents are declared in exam periods. ALES examination is not required in appliations for Fine Arts Institute. GPA, the effect of written evaluation exam grade and interview/file evaluation grade on success grade is declared in the examination period. Certificates required of foreign students are declared in examination period with senate resolution.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The students who started a related master program at another university and wishes to continue their education at Department of Photography can request exemption from courses that they already passed in their previous education. Related administrative council evaluates the situation and decides about the exemption request.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Successful completion of applied and theoretical subjects in the curriculum and successful thesis defense
Profile of The Programme
Theoretical and practical lessons on documentary photography, art photography and advertising photography at expert level for two semestres. In the second year, the students prepares his/her thesis on the desired research subject. Interdisciplinar relations of photography, technique and aesthetics of photography, social role of photography, history of photography, etc can be handled as thesis subjects.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Academic career and expertising on photography. Graduates can work on related fields of the academies and universities. Graduates can produce art works, articles and books on photographic literature. With their artistic productions, they can exist on art platforms. They can work as photography editors on written and visual media.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates, having completed their post-graduate education successfully, may apply to Art Qualification program. Quotas and areas of application are declared in the examination period. There is a requirement of foreign language in art qualification program. Foreign studenrts, apart from their native languages, must have scored 60 or a higher grade in English, German Language or French in UDS (Intercollegiate Language Exam) or any examination accepted by the Intercollegiate Board. The success grade in student acceptance is defined by the post-graduate GPA, interview/aptitude test/portfolio examination and written knowledge evaluation examinations. Other required papers and their effects on success grade are declared in the examination period. ALES is not required.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Minimum one midterm examination and one endterm examination is made for every subject, based on semester order. Minimum valid score in endterm examination is 65 over 100. Examination grades in applied subjects are defined over evaluation of homework assignment, research and similar studies, based on the quality of application. The success grade for one subject is calculated over evaluation of midterm examinations' GPA and endterm examinations' GPA together. The effect of endterm examinations on success grade is 60%. The CGPA should be minimum 2.50 for passing any subject.
Graduation Requirements
Students, who have successfully completed elective and obligatory subjects together with credits and seminar subject projected in the curriculum program, and have scored a minimum of 2.50 CGPA, and have succeeded in thesis defense, are qualified for program graduation.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Program Director Prof. Barbaros Gürsel 0 216 326 26 67- 2001, Erasmus Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Emre İkizler 0 216 326 26 67 Marmara University Fine Arts Institute Photography Department Acıbadem, Kadıköy, İstanbul - TURKEY.
Black&White Darkrooms, Color Darkroom, Computer Room, Shooting Studio, Library, Course Rooms.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Increases his/her knowledge on the art of photography to an expert level.
2 Projects the theoretical and practical knowledge on his/her artistic productions which he/she has gained about the art of photography.
3 Develops the ability of establishing interdisciplinar relations on his/her artistic productions.
4 Advances his/her ability of researching on scientific and artistic issues.
5 Advances the skills of developing solutions and free thinking on the art of photography.
6 Develops the ability of “choosing the appropriate technique”, “reaching original and creative outcomes” and “improving strategies”.
7 Gains proficiency in the evaluation of artistic data in a critical way.
8 Advances skills of using theoretical artistic data in his/her projects.
9 Advances skills of seeing, percepting, learning; and transforms these skills into original art works.
10 By following up-to-date developments in artistic processes, advances the skill of transferring own productions to other groups, by means of preparing exhibitions and shows.
11 Develops the ability of following and coping up with the technological advances in the art of photography.
12 Develops the ability of finding solutions to possible ethical problems on the art of photography.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FOT701 Documentary Photography Compulsory 4 0 8
2 FOT703 Experimental Photography I Compulsory 4 0 8
3 FOT705 Photography Technique I Compulsory 4 0 8
4 FOT-S1 Elective - 1 Elective 2 0 6
Total 14 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 FOT700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 3
2 FOT702 Documentary Photography II Compulsory 4 0 7
3 FOT704 Experimental Photography II Compulsory 4 0 7
4 FOT706 Photography Technique II Compulsory 4 0 7
5 FOT-S2 Elective - 2 Elective 2 0 6
Total 14 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60