Module title: Computer Aided Design Visualisation 2

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

Module code: DES09141
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 2, 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 (LO1-5). Students will then consolidate and develop these skills using VLE resources which structure, guide, and assist independent learning in your independent study time (LO1-5). 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.

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 1-5). Formative assessment of coursework tasks will take place in week 6(LOs 1-3). At this point, formative feedback will be provided 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 provided (LOs 4-5) 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.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through a single submission of a portfolio of work in week 13. This submission will constitute 100% of the summative module grade. This portfolio submission, comprising of the advanced visualisation of design outcomes, will allow you to present each of the directed study tasks that you have 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 Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Face To Face Lecture 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1 - 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through exercises and creative projects you will develop the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in creating virtual presentation materials for complex and detailed design outcomes. You will enhance your knowledge of digital design visualisation and apply internationally recognisable visual communication conventions, suitable for production/construction by independent parties. You will also further develop your use of rendering plug-ins and create moving image representations of design outcomes. . Through this module collaborative opportunities will arise for students to work with those on other BDes programmes, and those across SACI.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Produce digital visualisation using CAD software and digital imaging techniques.
LO2: Refine detailing of design outcomes using CAD software and digital imaging techniques.
LO3: Demonstrate image enhancement and preparation with rendering and/ or the application of colour using CAD software and plug-ins.
LO4: Apply knowledge to the selection and organisation of virtual images and viewpoints for coherent still image presentation purposes.
LO5: Define and demonstrate principles of visual communication in presentation material.

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