Module title: Visual Design for Digital Media

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD08119
Module leader: Fiona Stewart
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics

Acquisition for VFX

2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Stewart
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Weekly tutorials to include lecture material and a mixture of group and individual practical activities covering drawing and sketching techniques and discussion activities. (LO 1, 2, 4)
Weekly practical based in computer lab to cover practical techniques including digital art techniques. (LO 1, 2, 3)
Face to face contact will be supplemented with Moodle and web resources. Students will be expected to complete independent study exercises that will be built on in class. (LO 1-4)

Formative Assessment:
Student assessment will take the form of project-based continuous assessment mapped to learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Students are expected to do further independent and directed study. Informal feedback on student work will be provided on a weekly basis during practical sessions.
Formalised formative feedback based on the submissions will be given in week 8, which will guide and assist students in the subsequent production phase of their work due for submission in week 14. In addition students will take part in a group critique as part of their assessment and will be expected to reflect on this feedback during the second part of their coursework.

Summative Assessment:
Detailed final summative feedback will be available to students after projects have been marked (LOs 1-4)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 50 1-4 8 HOURS= 70, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 70, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Exploration of relevant concept and traditional art.
Using background research to strengthen your ideas.
Sketching and drawing techniques.
Digital art techniques.
Presentation of concept art.
Review of your work and that of your peers.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply effective methods for envisioning, planning and creating concept art to a given brief.
LO2: Select and apply appropriate methods to refine and develop a concept.
LO3: Present completed work to a given specification.
LO4: Review your work and that of your peers.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD08119 Visual Design for Digital Media