Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE DGA1000

 
TITLE Intermedia Studio 1

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Digital Arts

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit will consist of Drawing and Multimedia studio practice. It provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of conventional drawing practices and will develop the breadth of understanding of the subject. The study-unit will include: Observation and measurement skills, drawing skills and composition; drawing, collage and multi-media; drawing on location and in sketchbooks; the production of a reflective journal; and composition theory and practice. Students will be trained to work within and across a variety of design and artistic tools.

Study-unit Aims:

- Lay the foundations of studio research and practice;
- Give students the required skills in traditional drawing tools;
- Foster a culture of critical, self-reflection and peer evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will:
- be familiar with traditional tools of art and design;
- be familiar with the fundamentals of composition, foster visual perception and measurement skills;
- demonstrate an understanding of the importance of an ongoing reflective journal and engage with its production using both conventional and digital skills.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will:
- be conversant with visual composition and start gaining confidence in the use of art and design tools;
- be able to initiate critical, self-evaluation.

Reading List

Preliminary Reading List

Sale, T., Betti, C. (2008). Drawing: A contemporary Approach. Cengage.
Chaet, B. (1983). The Art of Drawing. Wadsworth.

Other journal articles related to the topic will be made available on the study-unit e-Learning website

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Studio Practice

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Portfolio SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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