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CODE DGA5302

 
TITLE Digital Imaging, Photography and Illustration

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Digital Arts

 
DESCRIPTION The study-unit will provide students with the general technical backup in the use of digital software and its application in image making within art, design and photography according to the area of research chosen by the student. Through an integrated, hands-on approach, it addresses the technical and creative needs of photographers, illustrators, and visual artists who need to advance their skills in a variety of areas such as digital image capture, asset management, software dexterity and high-quality output amongst many others through the real-world tasks assigned by the practitioner/lecturers. The credit utilises the latest tools and techniques in digital image capture and making to create technically perfect and aesthetically compelling images.

Study-unit Aims

- To work within standards of industry professionalism and best practices;
- To direct students to the industry’ high level of finish and professional career demands;
- To provide the opportunity to students to work within a real world digital studio environment;
- To provide hands on solutions and practical applications in the chosen areas of specialisation;
- To disseminate a cross-over working methodology.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- become familiar with digital imaging tools, terms and techniques;
- solve practical problems through the assignments given;
- apply a contemporary digital image making methodology based on rigor;
- increase chances of employability through hands-on learning;

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- use digital imaging tools effectively and creatively;
- work in digital imaging, photography and illustration in a cross-disciplinary manner;
- create images of high technical and aesthetic quality and to industry standards.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

- Bleicher, S. (2011). Contemporary Color: Theory and Use. Delmar Cengage Learning.
- DeSetto, J. (2008). The Business of Design. Delmar Cengage Learning.
- Greenwald, M. L. (2008). Designing for Print Production: Essential Concepts. Delmar Cengage Learning.
- Moore, D. J. (2006). Design and the Creative Process. Delmar Cengage Learning.
- Russotti, P. (2009). Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow Handbook: A Guide to Staying Ahead of the Workflow Curve. Focal Press.
- Zeegan, L. (2006). Fundamentals of Illustration. AVA Publishing.

Related Software Documentation

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

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Independent Study and Practical

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 25%
Assignment Yes 25%
Assignment Yes 25%
Assignment Yes 25%

 
LECTURER/S Malcolm Bonello
Fabrizio Cali
Patrick Fenech
Peter Portelli

 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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