DSGN06140 2019 Digital Media for Design 1 (Foundation skills)

General Details

Full Title
Digital Media for Design 1 (Foundation skills)
Transcript Title
Digital Media for Design 1 (Fo
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, Hilary Gilligan, 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_DCRDS_B07 202300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

This module will introduce students to the windows environment and give them practical experience in the application of graphic design software to projects. The student will learn foundation graphic design skills through tutorials and projects using Adobe Photoshop for producing design projects for on screen and print.

Learning Outcomes

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


Appreciate the advantages that computer technology offers designers and become familiar with the windows environment.



Provide students with a foundation in graphic design software and appreciate its application in the design process.



Demonstrate a basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Workshop Demonstration Lecture Group Tutorial

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.

Repeat Assessments

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

Indicative Syllabus


Creation of custom made imagery that will be incorporated into students project work. Understand and appreciate the differences between creating images for print and digital presentation. Appreciate the use of colour and composition to create imagery. Understand layers, palettes and basic tool functionality.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Project work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-12-22 Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release)
ISBN 0134852486 ISBN-13 9780134852485

"The official training workbook from Adobe."

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release).

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible (Wiley)


Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources


Additional Information