DSGN06134 2019 Digital Media for Design 4 (Vector graphics)

General Details

Full Title
Digital Media for Design 4 (Vector graphics)
Transcript Title
Digital Media for Design 4 (Ve
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, Diarmuid Timmons, Louis McManus, Nevil Walsh, Barry McGuinness, 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_DCRDS_B07 202300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

Students will create vector graphics through tutorials and projects using Adobe Illustrator. They will produce vector print graphic design work, on-screen vector graphical content, and design project presentation work.

Learning Outcomes

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


Design and create vector graphic logos and business literature.


Create vector graphical icons and other design content in Adobe Illustrator.


Understand the advantages that vector images have over raster images.


Use vector images in creating original designed art in project work.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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

Module Assessment Strategies

The student will receive instruction in a specific area in the form of a tutorial. This will be followed by shorts assignments and design projects where the student applies the knowledge gained. The semester will conclude whereby the students will present a portfolio of assignments and project work.

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

DSGN06132 201900 Digital Media for Design 3 (Digital rendering) DSGN06131 201900 Digital Media for Design 2 (Applied Digital Projects) DSGN06140 201900 Digital Media for Design 1 (Foundation skills)

Indicative Syllabus

Adobe Illustrator: Introduction, Work Area, Selections & Shapes, Transforming Objects, Drawing with the pen Tools, Colour & Painting, Working with Type, Working with Layers, Blending Shapes & Colour, Working with Symbols, Brushes & options, Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles & Effects, Using 3D effects.

Graphic, Logo & Icon Design Skills: Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic design problem-solving exercises, Logo design, Business card, and corporate literature design, Corporate Identity, Vector illustration of original artwork.

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 3
2 Continuous Assessment Project 2 Continuous Assessment Project 20 % Week 5 2
3 Continuous Assessment Project 3 Continuous Assessment Project 30 % Week 9 1
4 Continuous Assessment Project 4 Continuous Assessment Project 40 % Week 15 1,2,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Illustrator & Graphic Design 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-12-26 Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book Adobe Press
ISBN 013526216X ISBN-13 9780135262160

"The official training workbook from Adobe."

Required Reading
2018-09-11 Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration (2018 Release)
ISBN 0134878388 ISBN-13 9780134878386

Adobe Illustrator CC is the most popular vector illustration application available. Print and screen designers use it to create powerful artwork composed of shapes, color, and highly styled text. Illustrator is a necessary tool for anyone considering a career in the visual design or illustration field. Learn Adobe Illustrator CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: Design and illustrate a promotional postcard Style text to create a logotype for a business Combine illustrations and text to create infographics Trace a photograph to use in an eye-catching concert poster Design icons and graphics for a mobile device interface This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam in that field. A mix of 6 project-based lessons, 8 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to: Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book Adobe Press. 

Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration (2018 Release)

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