AD4109: Digital skills for Design

AD4109: Digital skills for Design

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Digital skills for Design
Module Code AD4109
Module Tutor Jason Johns
School School of Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module provides an introduction to the design and production of digital forms (artefacts, images, audio and video) and their use in commercial projects for creative design disciplines. Students will develop creative and technical skills using industry standard software as a foundation for their relevant subject area.?

Indicative Syllabus

This module will investigate the creative process for applied creative disciplines. This will include digital drawing skills, composition, visual invention, content acquisition, media manipulation and editing. Students will have the opportunity to design to a client brief. In addition, students will work within the creative culture where tutors, experts and peers will regularity review their works. Cycles of regular practice, presentation, review and improvement will form the basis of their assessment.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the requirements of a specification for a digital portfolio


  1. Explore and communicate through a variety of approaches, skills and techniques using digital visualisation software relevant to your subject area.


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the essential principles and theories that inform your analysis and evaluation of your digital skills development.


  1. Apply and integrate digital visualisation approaches into primary research and ideas development.


  1. Understand and contextualise digital visualisation drawing approaches and personal interests to a broad range of techniques within your practice.


Use the specific language of digital visualisation to contribute to studio group critiques, seminars and discussions, as well as formal presentations.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 3000 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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