DSGN06140 2019 Digital Media for Design 1 (Foundation skills)
This module will introduce students to the windows environment and give them practical experience in the application of graphic design software to projects. The student will learn foundation graphic design skills through tutorials and projects using Adobe Photoshop for producing design projects for on screen and print.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Appreciate the advantages that computer technology offers designers and become familiar with the windows environment.
Provide students with a foundation in graphic design software and appreciate its application in the design process.
Demonstrate a basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Workshop Demonstration Lecture Group Tutorial
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project. Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables. The percentages assigned to deliverables may vary between projects.
Project deliverables may include Research, Conceptual development of ideas, Design Development/methodology, Prototyping, final design implementation. A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding to a total a total of 100%. Each project is assigned a percentage of the overall module mark dependent on project length.
On failure of the module, the student will be issued with a repeat project/projects that will satisfy the module learning outcomes.
Creation of custom made imagery that will be incorporated into students project work. Understand and appreciate the differences between creating images for print and digital presentation. Appreciate the use of colour and composition to create imagery. Understand layers, palettes and basic tool functionality.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Project work||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||Computer Laboratory||Photoshop tutorials||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2017-12-22 Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release)
ISBN 0134852486 ISBN-13 9780134852485
"The official training workbook from Adobe."
Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release).
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible (Wiley)