GD061 Graphic Design and Multimedia

6 credit points

Course Code GD061

Subject Outline

GD061 Graphic Design and Multimedia

Lecturer

Matthew Lahoud

Program Director

Edward Coffey

Co/Pre-requisites

N/a

Contact hours/week

7.5

   

Self study hours/week

9

Credit points

6

Duration

1 Term

 

Subject Description

The aim of this subject is to allow students to connect design history, theory and research methods with the practice and processes of graphic design and multimedia.

 

Content

Students will establish the differences between the two strands of visual communication – graphic design and multimedia. They will apply and enhance their knowledge of graphic design software programs including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as being introduced to the basic aspects of Flash. Student will then gain an appreciation and working knowledge of both areas of design. This will be achieved through research and studio based assessments. Students will explore the possibilities offered by these divergent approaches to visual design and problem solve via the development of screen-based visual outcomes.

 

Learning outcomes

1. Research, analyse and interpret a design brief and employ visual, written and verbal research methods

2. Apply conceptual and critical approaches to resolving design problems

3. Understand and explore the differences and similarities between graphic design and multimedia design

4. Experiment with drawing, multimedia and graphic design techniques in the studio

 

Assessment Table

Name/No

Type

%

Week Due

Learning Outcome

AB1.
Project Proposal

Individual

20

3

1,2,3

AB2.
Prototyping and Development

Individual

50

8

1,2,3,4

AB3.
Design Process and Presentation

Individual

30

9

1,2,3,4

 

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