Evalution Of The Artistic Awareness Of The Students In Institutions That Provide Art Education Based On Students Opinions (Example Of The Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations)

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Nagihan Uysal

Consultant: ŞENİZ AKSOY


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the artistic awareness of the students in institutions that provide art education based on student opinions. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is set as an example. Research has been made on how well the students know the museum and the collection, how often they visit the museum, whether they are informed of the events at the museum, and their tendency to examine the periodical features and morphology of the foundlings as well as the variety of the materials used. The effect of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations on establishing a consciousness of cultural heritage, the contribution of the museum in the national and international artistic interactions, and the reflection of this level of awareness on the artwork of the students are discussed in the research. The 5-point Likert scale questionnaire with 27 questions, developed by the researcher, was conducted at the Gazi University, the Middle East Technical University and the Hacettepe University. The questionnaire was conducted in the academic year of 2015. The stratified sampling that was created with the random method was restricted to 321 persons. It was conducted with 1st grade and 4th grade students at the departments of arts and design, architecture, industrial design, painting-crafts teaching, painting, sculpture and ceramics. The ultimate goal of this research is to determine the level of awareness, preparedness and the development in 4 years of the undergraduate students receiving art education. The analysis of the data is made with SPSS 15 statistical programme and the results were examined. After the evaluation of the T viii test, it has been determined that there is not a significant difference between the students of 1st grade and those of 4th grade. Sub-purposes are respectively examined and the results are explained. In the light of the findings, it has been concluded that the level of awareness of the students towards the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is low and they do not show sufficient development in the 4 years of undergraduate education. The renovations that will be brought by raising the awareness of the persons who will serve in the field of fine arts as architects, designers, painters, painting teachers, sculptors and ceramic artists and will lead to enlightenment of the society towards Anatolian Civilizations, to the arts and education of arts in Turkey are discussed. The contribution of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which has a significant position among the world's museums, to the promotion of cultural heritage, development of modern museology and the enhancement of artistic production are explained with examples. Recommendations are provided on the necessity of supporting institutions of arts education in terms of courses regarding museology, restructuring fundamental education in order for a substantial change, and reinforcing the cultural, artistic and educational policies of Turkey with contemporary approaches.