The purpose of this research is to evaluate postgraduate theses conducted on basic design education in Turkey. Theses containing the terms "basic art" and "basic design" were searched in the YÖK National Thesis Database, resulting in a total of 126 theses found since 1992. These theses span across various fields such as fine arts, industrial engineering, construction, interior architecture, architecture, art theory and criticism, furniture and decoration education, and mechanical engineering. Out of the 126 theses, 14 were inaccessible and therefore not included in the study. Among the remaining 112 theses, it was identified that 35 had the terms "basic art" and/or "basic design" in their titles but did not actually focus on the examination of the basic design course. Consequently, a total of 77 theses that included the terms "basic art" and/or "basic design" and explored the basic design course were utilized as the sample for this research. Document analysis was employed as the research method, and content analysis was used for data analysis. Theses were examined based on variables such as publication year, number, field, institute, level, research objectives, and methods. According to the research findings, it was observed that in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies on the basic design course. The majority of these studies were conducted in the field of education, particularly in education institutes, and often employed qualitative research methods at the master's level.
Keywords: Art, Basic Design, Basic Art