DSGN06069 2013 Digital media for Design 4

General Details

Full Title
Digital media for Design 4
Transcript Title
Digital media for Design 4
75 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Roberts, Nevil Walsh, Mr. Mark Rooney
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

This module will cover basic graphic design skills, tools and techniques.  Student will learn basic graphic design skills through tutorials and projects using Adobe Illustrator for producing finished print graphic design work, graphical content for web and design project presentation work.

Learning Outcomes

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


Design and create graphic logos and business literature.


Create product renderings using Adobe Illustrator.


Create graphical icons and other design content in Adobe Illustrator.

Module Assessment Strategies

The subject will be evaluated by a combination of tutorials, short assignments and projects.

The student will receive instruction in a specific area in the form of a tutorial. This will be followed by shorts assignments and design projects where the student applies the knowledge gained. The semester will conclude whereby the students will present a portifolio of assignments and project work.

Module Dependencies

DSGN06059 201300 Digital media for Design 1 DSGN06060 201300 Digital media for Design 2 DSGN06068 201300 Digital media for Design 3

Indicative Syllabus

Adobe Illustrator: Introduction, Work Area, Selections & Shapes, Transforming Objects, Drawing with the pen Tools, Colour & Painting, Working with Type, Working with Layers, Blending Shapes & Colour, Working with Symbols, Brushes & options, Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles & Effects, Using 3D effects.

Graphic, Logo & Icon Design Skills: Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic design problem solving exercises, Logo design, Business card and corporate literature design, Corporate Indentity.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Illustrator Lessons Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 2,3
2 Continuous Assessment Graphic Design Exercises Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,3
3 Continuous Assessment Project Logo & Corporate Literature Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,3
4 Project Illustrator Renderings Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Illustrator & Graphic Design 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adobe Creative Team Adobe Illustrator: Classroom in a book, Adobe Press, 2010.

Other Resources


Additional Information