20 credits at level HE5
• Aims to establish a level of skills within photo-digital media to enable the student to become a confident user, and to enable the student to apply this knowledge across the specialisms of the pathway, and within his or her core studio practice.
• Will examine the range of alternative digital processes available in the creation of visual artworks, including still, moving, sound, and 3D digital processes.
• Will seek to develop a high level of individual skill in the basic software programmes relevant to digital imagemaking, such as Adobe Photoshop , and the iLife suite of software programmes.
• Will act as a preliminary guide to more advanced software, such as Final Cut Pro , Maya , and Corel Painter.
• Aims to provide a critical appraisal of digital media within the visual arts..
New technology in the visual arts. Traditional photography techniques and digital photography. Understanding the camera; aperture, depth of field, light, and exposure. The use of a digital scanner to import images into the computer. Image manipulation using recognised software (Adobe Photoshop , iPhoto, iMovie etc). Basic video techniques using iMovie. Basic digital sound techniques using Garageband, and Soundtrack. Relationship of these skills to the development of a body of work within the studio. A journal will be compiled throughout the module, with research linked to the studio activity. A sketch book will also be used that illustrates the students development and thinking in the setting up, photographing and developing of a series of images, as well as setting out video and sound projects. Group discussions will take place throughout the module, together with regular critiques and lectures.
There will be 13 five hour sessions involving lectures, group discussion, studio work and
individual tutorials (65 hours). Independent Study time will be equivalent to 135 hours. Practical workshops will introduce the various skills based learning projects, followed by individual development of set projects. The latter part of the module will require the student to develop a small body of work based on a theme related to the Core module activity of VIS2506, or a negotiated project with the module manager. Assessment will be summative, and the student will be expected to present a portfolio of practical outcomes, which could take a variety of different formats, including still based photography, video, and sound. A research journal will also support the practical work, examining aspects of digital art in contemporary visual arts. There will be at least two members of staff who will carry out the formal assessments.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to identify and utilise the common settings of a stills camera, and the basic functions of a video camera recorder. You will have a good comprehension of the effects of light, colour and shadow in a created image.||Have presented a portfolio of work that includes both still and video images, that clearly demonstrates the fundamental issues of light, colour, and shadow, and correct use of associated equipment.|
|2.||Have a good working knowledge of the common software programmes associated with digital image and sound manipulation, and video editing, and be able to apply this understanding to a range of outputs associated with creating visual art works.||Present a journal and sketch book to support the practical outcomes, which reflect and comment upon the workings of the software programmes in the development of the art works, and which clearly show the connections made between photo-digital media and studio based work.|
|3.||Have carried out research into the use of digital sound and image making in the visual arts, and be able to link this research to work being produced in the studio, or as part of a negotiated project within the module.||Have presented your research in the form of a journal that has evidenced a range of contemporary visual art practice in the use of photo-digital media, and have identified areas of integration between digital and traditional media.|
|4.||Have made use of a visual log in the form of a sketch book that explores ideas in the areas studied. You will also have developed working ideas that have resulted in completed works in the practical outcomes, and that are linked to the theoretical research of the journal.||Have explored a range of possibilities in each of the topics discussed, with indications of the application of media in the development of these ideas. The sketch book will also demonstrate proposed and actual developments of a sufficient level of understanding in the use of digital media across specialisms.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Presentation of a portfolio of practical work.||Presentation of a supporting research journal.Presentatio n of a supporting sketch book showing the development of visual work.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Green, Johnathan A Critical History of American Photography Abrams 1984
Apocalypse Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art Royal Academy of Arts 2000
Freeman, Micheal, The Digital SLR Handbook ILEX Press 2005
Hart-Davis, Guy. How to do Everything with iLife ’04 Osbourne 2004
Mac OSX Digital Media Sams Publishing 2003
Guerin, Cyril. Adobe Photoshop CS for PC/MAC ENI Publishing 2004
Cotton, Charlotte., The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames and Hudson 2004
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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