PERF07027 2017 Digital Media for Performing Arts 2 (Design)

General Details

Full Title
Digital Media for Performing Arts 2 (Design)
Transcript Title
Digital Media 2
N/A %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mr. John Kelleher, Una Mannion, Adrian Durcan, Rhona Trench, Tom Weir
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Writing and Literature


This  module further prepares students with core skills in digital creation.   The students will develop a body of work  in photography.  Students will be given specific assignments which will develop their skills and push them to create imaginative responses.  The students will be introduced to a variety of practitioners' work and processes to develop their critical appreciation and awareness of current digital practice. The module will encourage the student to integrate photography and online presence into their studio practice, focusing on research, ideation, documentation and presentation. 


Learning Outcomes

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


Understand the core functions of a digital camera, exposure, aperture and shutter speed.


Be able to identify the problems a particular photograph presents and and implement the solution. 


Be able to document their studio work using photography and Aperture on the Mac.


Be able to colour correct, layer and edit photographs using Photoshop.


Be able to promote and share their content online appropriately.

Module Dependencies

PERF06001 201000 Digital Media for Performing Arts 1

Indicative Syllabus

What are the parameters involved in creating a successful photograph?

Looking at photographs, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, understanding the range of options available to the photographer as they shoot.

Image correction in Aperture, managing your Aperture library

Introductory to intermediate usage of Photoshop, covering image correction and collage techniques

Photography resources online, including portfolio sites.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Photography 1 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Assignment Photography 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Assignment Photography 3 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Assignment Portfolio Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Not Specified Series of projects 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

iMovie 09 and iDVD 09, Jeff Carlson, Peachpit

CS4 for Photographers, Michael Freeman

Other Resources


Additional Information