DSGN06069 2013 Digital media for Design 4
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.
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.
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
|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
|Tutorial||Computer Laboratory||Illustrator & Graphic Design||3||Weekly||3.00|
Adobe Creative Team Adobe Illustrator: Classroom in a book, Adobe Press, 2010.