Module title: Computer Aided Design Visualisation 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES09140
Module leader: Will Titley
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Will Titley
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods (including their alignment to Learning Outcomes) (NB. No longer restricted in terms of characters)
Teaching within the module takes place in workshop sessions using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and exercises. Software and hardware skills and techniques for research, creation, input, enhancement, manipulation, storage, preparation and output of digital imagery are introduced, demonstrated and supported by tutors in class (LO1-6). Students will consolidate and develop these skills using VLE resources which structure, guide, and assist independent learning in your independent study time (LO1-6). Regular formative feedback and assistance with workshop and independent study tasks is provided by tutors within class time to help students overcome challenges and develop your skills further (LO1,2,3). Projects, tasks and exercises will be formatively assessed at least two points during the module (Weeks 6,11). These will then form the basis of a portfolio of work submitted for summative assessment in week 13 (LO5). This student-centred portfolio format allows a degree of personalisation in learning throughout the module (LO4,6).

Formative Assessment:
At regular points in the module there will be formative feedback given in one-to-one sessions where you will receive guidance on how to develop your skills (LOs 1-6). Formative assessment of coursework tasks will take place in week 6(LOs 1-3). At this point, formative feedback will be undertaken on each of the weekly coursework tasks assigned in class from weeks 2-6. These tasks might include exercises in file management and use of industry-standard raster and vector design software applications. In week 11 formative assessments will be undertaken (LOs 4-6) to prepare you for the summative assessment of a portfolio of work in week 13. At this point, formative assessment will be undertaken on selected pieces of coursework produced throughout the module, which you will be presenting in the portfolio in week 13 for summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through a single submission of a digital portfolio of work, comprising of visualised design outcomes in week 13. This submission will constitute 100% of the summative module grade. This portfolio submission will allow you to present each of the directed study tasks the student has worked on throughout the module in order to demonstrate that LOs 1-6 have been met.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1 - 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to develop skills in the creative and practical aspects of digital image manipulation and internally recognisable visual conventions. Students will demonstrate digital design software and hardware skills and knowledge and apply these towards the creation of a portfolio of visual design work. There will be an introduction to advanced techniques for inputting, creating, manipulating, enhancing, and storing digital images. Students will implement the principles of how to prepare digital files for screen, print and digital manufacturing outputs following international conventions. Students will develop their visual presentation skills, which will allow them to prepare a physical and web-based portfolio of visual creative output, on which to build during their course of study.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Develop skills to research, develop and create imaging outcomes using a range of visual software and techniques
LO2: Apply knowledge to input and store imagery from analogue and digital sources in appropriate file formats and at appropriate file sizes.
LO3: Apply appropriate knowledge in image enhancement, manipulation and preparation.
LO4: Apply knowledge to combine multiple image forms into coherent compositions for visual presentation purposes.
LO5: Apply knowledge to create and prepare files appropriately for both digital and physical outputs.
LO6: Demonstrate an awareness of principles of visual conventions.

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