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TT 211 Metallurgy I 1 3 4
Structures of Crystal, mechanical properties of metals and alloys; elastic and permanent deformation; strain experiment, graphics of extrusion and stress-strain,; cold treatment, hot treatment.

 

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TT 212 Metallurgy II 1 3 4
Alloy types, quantities and compositions of phases through the determination of the equilibrium diagrams, elastic and plastic deformations materials, fractures and fatigues of them.

 

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TT 215 Small Statue I 1 3 4
Application of materials used in jewelry design in small statues; features of sculpture.

 

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TT 216 Small Statue II 1 3 4
Application of materials used in jewelry design in small statues; features of sculpture.

 

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TT 221 Techniques of Jewelry Production I 2 3 6
Types and characteristics of the raw materials, workbenches and ergonomics of jewelry production spaces, workshops, introduction to the types, features, places of use, and maintenance of jewelry making tools and equipment; introduction to simple modeling techniques through the use of these equipment for jewelry production used by jewelers.

 

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TT 222 Techniques of Jewelry Production II 2 3 7
Techniques of jewelry production; physical and chemical properties of gold, silver, copper, platinum, titanium, zinc, tin, and lead; welding, melting and ingot casting; material preparing in quantity; welding principles; working principles of cutters, cutter heads; saw applications; chemical substances used in jewelry such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, regal water, cyanide, carbonate, borax.

 

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TT 223 Jewelry Design I 2 3 6
Principles ensuring clarity in perception; closeness; similarity; differentiating feature; transparency; new designs following the footsteps of an existing design; assignment of the subject and the program that will be followed; capturing the main idea; design phase; production phase; control of the design; development phase.

 

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TT 224 Jewelry Design II 2 3 6
Assignment of a project topic; preliminary surveys; research methods, survey of target groups; preliminary sketches; material selection; selection of suitable designs and final phase.

 

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TT 225 History of Jewelry 2 0 2
Definition of jewelry; historical evolution of jewelry in the perspective of history of art; historical environments where jewelry is produced, role of jewelry and reflection of the socio-cultural climate on jewelry; determination of religious, spiritual and cultural attributes; study of jewelry manufacturers and social and cultural information related with jewelry products; jewelry art in Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, antique Greece, and ancient Rome; Anatolian jewelry from early ages to present, materials and techniques used.

 

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TT 261 Form and Composition I 2 2 4
Hands-on implementations of the basics design principles such as balance and rhythm in two-dimensional works through the inquiry of the artistic approaches in art history.

 

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TT 262 Form and Composition II 2 2 5
The creation of three-dimensional forms from organic and mechanical objects through design principles such as proportion-size, motion, unification, modification, metamorphosis with the art approaches in history.

 

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TT 313 Computer Aided Design I 2 3 6
Introduction to CAD-CAM jewelry design process with the Rhino-Matrix software.

 

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TT 314 Computer Aided Design II 2 3 5
Practices in computer generated jewelry design via Rhinoceros software.

 

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TT 331 Modeling and Frame Making I 2 2 6
Melting as used in jewelry production, material preparation, welding, leveling, screwing, engraving, printing, and other techniques; modeling and processing of materials using precious and semiprecious metals; application to jewelry production using lines, patterns, natural objects, geometric figures, and concrete and abstract figures.

 

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TT 332 Modeling and Frame Making II 2 2 6
Jewels with a single stone, with multiple stones; fixed and mobile jewels; show jewels; locking systems of jewels; wedding rings; stress rings; single-stone brilliant-model rings; study of traditional and regional jewels; fantasy modeling; correct use of sensitive instruments.

 

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TT 341 Jewelry Design III 2 3 6
Breaking of cylinders and cubes into small pieces in regular, irregular, symmetric and asymmetric forms; ring drawing within a cube, shaping of the ring; chain forming in cubes, joining of triangular, square, elliptic and circular rings; simple ring drawings; drawing of stone cuttings (circular, square, emerald, baguette, and classical cuttings); mounting techniques of stones on rings; drawing of jewelry sets (ring-necklace-broche-bracelet-earring); metal coloring (such as gold, silver, white gold, etc.) and coloring differences between metals; stone coloring in drawings (brilliant, ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, onyx, etc); drawing of jewelry with stones.

 

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TT 342 Jewelry Design VI 2 3 4
Critical thinking and problem solving in jewelry design; effect of jewelry materials; improvement of production techniques in jewelry manufacturing; limitations of metals, halogens and other materials; criteria of jewelry objects, quality management; experimental studio activities; critiques of samples designed by students.

 

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TT 361 Jewelry Chemistry I 3 2 6
Precious metals and auxiliary metals used in jewelry; acids and bases reacting with these metals; chemicals used in jewelry; alloys used in jewelry and their properties; patina application to metals; corrosion; oxidation removal.

 

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TT 362 Jewelry Chemistry II 3 2 6
Precious metals and auxiliary metals used in jewelry; acids and bases reacting with these metals; chemicals used in jewelry; alloys used in jewelry and their properties; patina application to metals; corrosion; oxidation removal.

 

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TT 381 Techniques of Jewelry Production III 3 2 6
Casting using gravity, vapor pressure, vacuum and centrifugal force; modeling candles, candle injectors, candle injection; mould taking techniques, vulcanized rubber and RTV silicon mould materials; joining of casting and construction pieces, production of coupling materials; metal finishing techniques.

 

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TT 382 Techniques of Jewelry Production IV 3 2 6
Traditional chain types; engraving, carving, inlaying, pen engraving, making hollow tubes and balls.

 

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TT 387 Shaping of Gemstones I 3 2 6
Optical properties of gemstones; refraction of light, total reflection, double refraction, path followed by light in a stone, angles and proportions in stone cutting, colors; preparation of gemstones for cutting; choice of raw gemstones suitable for cutting, immersion of raw stones; types of stone cutting; cabochon technique for stone cutting.

 

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TT 388 Shaping of Gemstones II 3 2 6
Preparation of gemstones for cutting; types of stone cutting; cabochon cutting; cutting with facets.

 

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TT 399 Summer Internship 0 0 5
Application of the theoretical concepts gained during classroom education to practice.

 

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TT 433 Computer Aided Design III 2 3 7
Experimental work on computer medium; surface forming using lines; transformation of surfaces into solids; study of various forms with solids.

 

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TT 434 Computer Aided Design IV 2 3 6
Design methods of jewelry and other industrial products; presentation phase of products and coloring; drawing of various jewelry and other industrial products.

 

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TT 441 Jewelry Design V 2 3 7
Organic and inorganic materials found in nature; importance of the form and composition; two- and three-dimensional drawing; transformation of designs into jewelry.

 

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TT 442 Jewelry Design VI 2 2 5
Motifs used in Turkish ornament art; importance of the form and composition; two-dimensional drawing; interpretation and jewelry design application of objects used in ancient times; transformation of designs into jewelry.

 

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TT 456 Graduation Project 3 3 7
Contributing to the knowledge and improving the skills of students via application-oriented projects.

 

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TT 481 Modern Metal Applications I 3 2 6
New materials; processing techniques related to these materials and their combinations.

 

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TT 482 Modern Metal Applications II 3 2 6
Design of original jewelry products in studios, use of different materials and with a perspective evolving from past to present traditional studio applications; material knowledge; manufacturing of modern jewelry products using alternative techniques.

 

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TT 387 Descriptive Gemology I 3 2 6
Description of natural minerals, synthetic and imitation stones used in jewelry; similarities between mineralogy and gemology; formation and origin of gemstones; crystal chemistry and crystallography; rigidity, fracture, specific gravity; electric and magnetic properties.

 

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TT 488 Descriptive Gemology II 3 2 6
Refractometers, spectroscopes, polariscopes, UV lamps, filters, lenses, and microscopes used in the identification of gemstones; imitation and articulated gemstones; improvement techniques of gemstones; important, less important, organic and synthetic gemstones.