Plastic arts education and example of the students engineering faculty

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Ayse Bilir


In the act of acquiring knowledge, as it is in many other fields of life, the ability to use technology has taken the lead in the world of education, as well. Engineering education is one of these areas. The increasing dependence of people on technology is alarming. In this study, it is examined that how students at the Faculty of Engineering evaluate their visual perception change and the point of view to the arts and arts education after they receive plastic arts education at a basic level. Written opinions were gathered from 150 students who took the elective course ‘Plastic Arts Education’ at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University. 14-week syllabus is used in this course, including one theoretical hour and two practical hours each week. This syllabus covers two or three dimensional applied studies, the research and examination of art and its movements, artists, works of art, and exhibition and museum visits. Written findings indicate that students have chosen this course since they were fed up with their theoretical courses, or the workload of courses, and realized they had an interest towards art thinking that it merely and simply requires ability, and they were excited to recognize the difference between ‘look’ and ‘see’.

Keywords: Plastic Arts, art education, engineering students, Fine Arts, technology.



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Bilir, A. (2017). Plastic arts education and example of the students engineering faculty. Global Journal of Arts Education, 7(3), 85–89.
Design and Arts