This module develops a contextual and practical understanding of a subject area. It introduces students to a range of appropriate processes, media, materials, practices, and/or techniques, allowing the acquisition and application of subject relevant skills and knowledge including:
Blogging (reflective practice); Research; Photography and Digital Imaging, Graphic Design Principles; Moving Image Design and Pre/Post production; Sound Design and Pre/Post production.
These skills will be developed in the context of Web Design and will provide a foundation for advanced skills development in subsequent Creative Futures modules.
Through a range of project(s) the students will engage with, explore and apply processes, media, materials, practices, and/or techniques within their particular discipline, and use them to communicate their ideas. The module aims to:
•Introduce students to fundamental techniques including visual communication principles, photography and digital imaging, moving Image and sound design and pre/post production.
•Provide students with skills to use visual communication methods effectively and successfully
•Provide a foundation for advanced learning in the above areas
Teaching & Learning Methods
This module will draw on a wide range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, resource based learning, 1:1 and group tutorials.
The specific methods to be used in each instance of delivery will be determined at an annual planning event, and the outcomes recorded on a standard chart to be included in relevant route / award documentation.
The learning outcomes will be assessed through:
A range of assessment methods is used within the module. Both the task, required evidence and the assessment criteria will be clearly explained to students within a module outline and/or assignment brief.
Assessment will be by portfolio (100%) including reflective journal/blog and a final finished piece(s).
The term Portfolio in the context above of assessment can be defined as all available evidence to be assessed.