CT4011: Creative Skills for Design

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CT4011: Creative Skills for Design

Module Title Creative Skills for Design
Module Code CT4011
Module Tutor Andre Van Rooijen
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description Introduction to the design and production of digital forms (artefacts, images, audio & video) and their use in commercial projects such as games, product design and web design. Students will develop creative and technical skills using industry standard software as well as a foundation in traditional art skills.
Indicative Syllabus The module will investigate the creative processes for the production of media for games, product and web design. This will include drawing skills, composition, anatomy, visual invention, content acquisition, media manipulation and editing for input to various authoring software. Students will have the opportunity to design to a client brief. In addition, students will work within a creative culture where tutors, experts and peers will regularly review their work. Cycles of presentation, review and improvement will form the basis of the assessment.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. understand the requirements of a specification for a digital portfolio,
  2. explore and communicate ideas by constructing a structured representation, such as concept drawings, of an artefact during the design phase of a project,
  3. value the need for assessing the quality of media and the usability of the product from the users point of view,
  4. understand the implications of digital approaches to the representation of media, with particular reference to the need for compression techniques,
  5. communicate through various presentation media and techniques,
  6. utilise a range of information search techniques to provide evidence for their work using Harvard referencing.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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