ART06083 2019 Digital Lens Based Media Two Intro to Digital Imaging

General Details

Full Title
Digital Lens Based Media Two Intro to Digital Imaging
Transcript Title
Digital Lens Based Media Two
80 %
Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ronnie Hughes, Tom Weir, Emmet O'Doherty, Roisin Loughrey, Vanya Lambrecht, Hilary Gilligan
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This module introduces learners to core skills in digital Image manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop

Daily camera usage , and  experimentation in photographic practice is encourage,shooting both on and off site.

The learners will research and be introduced to a variety of artists work to initiate their critical appreciation and awareness of current practice in the digital imaging.

The module will further encourage the learner to integrate digital media into their studio practice, focusing on research, development of ideas, documentation and presentation.

This module may involve learners with collaboration and other art practices that utilise lens based media, including installation and live art performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate basic abilities in manipulating digital images in Adobe Photoshop software. 


Experiment creatively through a variety of photographic techniques.


Participate in the creation of live art or installation artworks


Integrate digital media into their other studio practices.


Promote and share their content online appropriately.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Workshop, lecture, demonstration, tutorial, seminar, problem based learning, group/collaborative learning, the learners own class presentations,cultural trip, site visits, field trips , the Fine Art visiting artists programme and other relevant college opportunities

Module Assessment Strategies

Attendance at the module, class participation and carrying out the coursework tasks. Practical work will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and there will be a  mid semester review. Assessment will take place at the end of the semester.

At this point each of the learning outcomes are considered in relation to the art works presented and in relation to the supporting portfolio (which should include support studies, accompanying documentation, visual journals and /or relevant texts). 

Assessment presentation takes the form of the presentation of a body of work which demonstrates: research and development, observational, analytical, technical, creative and imaginative skills /processes and the achievement of learning outcomes.

Repeat Assessments

Students will be given repeat project briefs which will be issued at the end of the academic stage and submitted in the autumn.

Indicative Syllabus

Adobe Photoshop software will be used as a basis for exploring digital photography

Core photographic corrections in Photoshop including cropping, rotation, colour correction, tonal correction and conversion to black and white.

Introduction to online photographic resources. Managing your online presence.

Introduction to composition in Photography. Matching technique to photographic outcomes.

Use of camera at night and off site locations.

Darkroom techniques and experimentation.

Introduction to installation, live art, group projects, field and cultural trips.

Introduction to integrating lens based media in other modules

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of a body of work Practical Project 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Intro to Modes of Practice DLBM Live and Installation art 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Black Box photo shoot 2 Monthly 0.50
Cultural Trip Offsite Artists Entrepreneur Exhibition 4 Once Per Module 0.27
Workshop Computer Laboratory Adobe Photoshop software image editing 1 Weekly 1.00
Problem Based Learning Studio Modes of Presentation 1 Weekly 1.00
Site Visit Offsite Art production off campus 4 Once Per Module 0.27
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.03 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-11-26 Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release) Adobe Press
ISBN 9780135262542 ISBN-13 0135262542

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2019 release covers features like the new Frame tool, designing reflected and radial art with Paint Symmetry, correcting mistakes with updated Undo, Navigating the redesigned Home screen, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, saving time with simplified editing and transformations, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

Required Reading
2011 Art Photography Now
ISBN 0500289425 ISBN-13 9780500289426

Celebrates the diversity of contemporary artistic photography through introductions of eight genres, images that represent each category, and profiles of noteworthy artists.

Required Reading
2011-02-07 Photo 1: An Introduction to the Art of Photography Cengage Learning
ISBN 9781111036416 ISBN-13 1111036411

PHOTO 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY is the must have book for photographers looking to bridge the gap between traditional and digital photography. This comprehensive introductory text eases the transition from one system to the other while developing the student's understanding of the scope and importance of this evolution. Not only will students learn how and why to create photographs, but also how to evaluate them from both a technical and aesthetic viewpoint. Through strong visual examples and artist statements from photographers around the world, PHOTO 1 investigates photography as an artistic and visual communication tool. Unique among other introductory photography books, this text also introduces students to copyright law and best business practices for photographers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Required Reading
2016-03-31 Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism Routledge
ISBN 9781317679066 ISBN-13 1317679067

On the leading edge of trauma and archival studies, this timely book engages with the recent growth in visual projects that respond to the archive, focusing in particular on installation art. It traces a line of argument from practitioners who explicitly depict the archive (Samuel Beckett, Christian Boltanski, Art & Language, Walid Raad) to those whose materials and practices are archival (Mirosaw Baka, Jean-Luc Godard, Silvia Kolbowski, Boltanski, Atom Egoyan). Jones considers in particular the widespread nostalgia for archival media such as analogue photographs and film. He analyses the innovative strategies by which such artefacts are incorporated, examining five distinct types of archival practice: the intermedial, testimonial, personal, relational and monumentalist.

Required Reading
2015-12-07 Art Since 1989 (World of Art) Thames & Hudson
ISBN 9780500772942 ISBN-13 0500772940

An extensive, accessible guide to the most groundbreaking and influential art from 1989 to the present The years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 have seen the rise of a new freedom to define artWho makes it? Where can it be found? What is its commercial value?and, consequently, the reevaluation of arts place in society. Kelly Grovier surveys the dynamic developments in art practice worldwide since 1989, focusing on artists whose fresh visual vocabulary and innovation reflect these past turbulent decades. The books ten chapters examine the key themes in contemporary artportraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, political activism, science, and religion, to name a fewby artists including Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, George Condo, Marlene Dumas, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Christo and Jean-Claude, Jenny Holzer, Chuck Close, and Cornelia Parker. A chapter-length timeline at the end of the book traces the evolution of art from 1989 to today by closely examining one key artwork from each year. Illustrated with the work of over 200 key artists, Art Since 1989 is a lucid and engaging look at what may prove to be one of the more tempestuous eras in human history, if not the history of art.

Required Reading
2018-11 A Chronology of Photography
ISBN 0500545030 ISBN-13 9780500545034

A rich and fresh perspective on the history of photography, tracing the complex links between technological innovation, social change, and artistic intervention.

Required Reading
2019-03-21 Body
ISBN 0500021589 ISBN-13 9780500021583

The landmark photographic survey of the human body at a moment when body image and body politics are being redefined.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Faye,Ran, (2009) A History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms , Peter Lang Publishing N.Y.

Goldberg,RoseLee, (2001) Performance Art .From Futurism to Present ,Thames and Hudson,World of Art.

Hacking ,Julie (2012) Photography: The Whole Story, Thames & Hudson Ltd

Rush,Michael, (2005) New Media in Art ,Thames and Hudson,World of Art

Journal Resources

Visual Artists Ireland –Newspaper  Supporting Artists and the Arts

Northern Ireland  Source Magazine: Thinking Through Photography

B&W Fine art photography magazine    Black and White

Blink Magazine

BLINK is a independent and non-profit, distinctive photography magazine features fresh work by contemporary artists, published monthly. but it is not just a magazine. it is monthly artist book project.


A magazine dedicated to unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot is a semi-annual art journal that publishes unseen work by living photographers.

Contact Sheet

Over the past three decades Light Work's publications have featured the most creative, innovative, and talked-about artists of our time.


Frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.

URL Resources


Other Resources

Off site visits, audio visual shoots and cultural trips will introduce and network learners with Local National and International  Artists, Entrepreneurs, Curators ,Managers ,Administrators, Technicians, Contemporary Practice, Professional Practice ,Industries , Institutions, Organisations, Communities, Cooperatives, Collectives, Relevant Facilities/Technology, Exhibiting Galleries /Museums /relevant spaces, funding ,marketing ,future opportunities and career paths.