DSGN06131 2019 Digital Media for Design 2 (Applied Digital Projects)

General Details

Full Title
Digital Media for Design 2 (Applied Digital Projects)
Transcript Title
Digital Media for Design 2 (Ap
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Roberts, Hilary Gilligan, Louis McManus, Nevil Walsh, Mr. Mark Rooney
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design SG_VINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DCRDS_B07 202300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

This module will build on the practical experience in the application of graphic design software to projects that students gained in Digital media for Design 1. Students will learn to use more advanced image editing techniques and apply the same to more complex design projects. Students will also learn to use Microsoft Powerpoint and apply the same to design projects and presentations. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate basic proficiency with digital media by applying those skills to project work and presentations.


Demonstrate basic proficiency with Microsoft Powerpoint as applied to an interactive presentation.


Understand fundamental graphic design principals by applying them to digital project work.


Communicate design ideas through the use of digital media.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The subject will be evaluated by a combination of tutorials and projects.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project. Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables. The percentages assigned to deliverables may vary between projects.

Project deliverables may include Research, Conceptual development of ideas, Design Development/methodology, Prototyping, final design implementation. A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding to a total a total of 100%. Each project is assigned a percentage of the overall module mark dependent on project length.

The module marks assigned to each project are typical not of equal weighting, as more complex projects are given to students towards the end of the module and these usually receive the highest weighting.


Repeat Assessments

On failure of the module, the student will be issued with a repeat project/projects that will satisfy the module learning outcomes.

Module Dependencies

DSGN06140 201900 Digital Media for Design 1 (Foundation skills)

Indicative Syllabus

Image editing software

Creation of custom made imagery that will be incorporated into students project work. Use Digital image editing techniques to the production of both printed and digital presentation.  Understand Masks, Adjustment layers, advanced selection methods, and advanced tool functionality.


Starting Powerpoint, Creating a new blank Presentation, Adding New Slides, Using Spell Check, Saving a Presentation, Previewing Your Presentation on the Screen, Opening an Existing File, Inserting Clip Art, Moving and Resizing Objects, Using Graphic Images, Moving, Copying, and Deleting Slides, Adding Transitions, Adding Animations, Applying a Template.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Project 1 Continuous Assessment Project 10 % Week 2 1
2 Continuous Assessment Project 2 Continuous Assessment Project 20 % Week 4 2
3 Continuous Assessment Project 3 Continuous Assessment Project 30 % Week 8 3
4 Continuous Assessment Project 4 Continuous Assessment Project 40 % Week 13 4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Multimedia Tutorials 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-11-26 Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release) Adobe Press
ISBN 0135261783 ISBN-13 9780135261781

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2019 release covers features like the new Frame tool, designing reflected and radial art with Paint Symmetry, correcting mistakes with updated Undo, Navigating the redesigned Home screen, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, saving time with simplified editing and transformations, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

Required Reading
2019-02-22 Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book (2019 Release) Adobe Press
ISBN 0135495075 ISBN-13 9780135495070

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC from the ground up, and develop your specific workflow for making great images. Start by importing and organizing your images into collections that make sense for you. Develop your pictures to make the most out of every pixel. Learn how Photoshop can take your vision further by using tools that enhance your work in Lightroom. Finally, you'll learn how Lightroom and Photoshop work hand in hand to give you the most powerful creative tools for your digital photography. The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop. Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, from sorting your photos and adjusting tone and color to creating an HDR panorama and turning your photo into an oil painting. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book (lesson files also provided on DVD-ROM with the print edition of the book) Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release). Adobe Press.

Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book (2019 Release). Adobe Press.


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