Full Title Digital Media for Performing Arts 1

Short Title DIGITAL MEDIA 1

Code PERF06051
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Weir, Tom
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This is an introduction to digital media and its developing role in all aspects of creativity. The students will learn the history and evolution of digital media, in particular focusing on the impact it has upon the creative industries. The students are introduced to basic skills in both the productive and creative uses of technology. They will learn how best to utilise the College resources as well as the internet in their research and practice. Practical workshops in digital photography is introduced and the students are expected to produce a range of work and commence participation in various online communities.


Indicative Syllabus
What are the key characteristics of digital culture? How has digital culture spread and developed?

What are good and effective strategies for researching online? How best to manage your information flow.

The students will learn some introductory photographic techniques and image manipulation.

The students will be introduced to presenting using Powerpoint in a creative and interesting way.

The students will be introduced to being productive using various software tools.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. understand the role of digital technology in the evolution of culture.

  2. apply basic skills in the correction and manipulation of digital photography.

  3. research effectively online and use the College resources appropriately.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to present using Powerpoint.

  5. Demonstrate facility in managing and sharing projects and associated information.


Assessment Facilitites
A Macintosh based computer lab with relevant applications

Access to cameras and video cameras and associated accessories, tripods, lights.

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Assignment Group project presentations 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
Assignment Digital Photography Presentation 1 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
Assignment Digital Photography Presentation 2 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
Assignment Project marketing materials 2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
Continuous Assessment Group Project Delivery 3,4,5 20 End of Year


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Workshops and tutorials 2 Weekly 2.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
The Photographers Eye, Michael Freeman, ILEX, 2007

CS4 for Digital Photographers, Scott Kelby, New Riders, 2008
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
Additional Info