Fall 2018 - IAT 100 D100

Digital Image Design (3)

Class Number: 9316

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SUR 2600, Surrey

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. As the introductory course in IAT, this course teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography and vector image creation. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

Digital Image Design is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. This introductory course in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design, and interaction design and user experience. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. This course is an excellent introduction to digital photography (camera and post production), web- based media, and motion graphics. 

Projects are both individual and team-based. Students are strongly encouraged to adapt experience from their own lives to project guidelines. There is no requirement to have previous creative or technical skill. Those students who have prior creative or technical skill will find challenges in finding a deeper level of engagement with theory and practice.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Course Objectives

This course is intended to:

- Provide students with a foundational literacy in the fundamentals of new media design communications

- Introduce media art as part of a diverse history that includes, fine art, design, technological development and psychology

- Encourage students to assess and articulate intention in design media through written and verbal critique

- Improve production value through iterative design practice, technical experimentation, and peer evaluation

- Provide students with a basic skill set in professional visual and web design software

 

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, it is anticipated that students will be able to:

- Apply visual literacy and design skills via images produced by camera and on screen

- Apply visual literacy and design skills in web media and motion graphics

- Communicate story and message through visual and interactive design

- Critically evaluate visual and interactive media

- Be able to perform introductory level editing of images, creation of web sites and animation with professional software

Grading

  • Lab Activities (Weekly) 15%
  • Class participation (in-class exercises) 5%
  • Quizzes 15%
  • Project 1 (P01-Digital Photography) 20%
  • Project 2 (P02-Sequential Narrative) 20%
  • Project 3 (P03-Motion Graphic) 25%

NOTES:

*This is a draft assignment weighting; assignment weights will be announced the first day of class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

 
 

REQUIRED READING:

Readings will be assigned via Canvas

RECOMMENDED READING:

"Reinventing Comics:  How Imagination & Technology are Revolutionizing an Art" (2000) by Scott McCloud; 1st Perennial Edition; William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780060953508

"Making Comics:  Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels" (2006) by Scott McCloud; William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780060780944

"Motion Graphic Design:  Applied History & Aesthetics" (2013) by Jon Krasner; 3rd Edition; Focal Press
ISBN: 9780240821139

“Understanding Comics” (1994) by Scott McCloud; Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060976255

Registrar Notes:

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