Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Digital Design (ARCH11192)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides a foundation in techniques and theory used in the design and development of digital media for screen and print publishing. Areas covered include an introduction to graphic design theory (form, colour, typography etc.), page layout (grids), branding, user interfaces and web design. The content of the course addresses design context such as aesthetic and audience, usability and the impact of form and platform on functionality. Practical work includes creating design concepts and user interfaces and showcasing these via multiple design mediums.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, clinics and class-based critique of practical exercises and coursework submissions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a knowledge of graphic and user interface design theory.
- Have a knowledge of current and emerging practice in print and web design.
- Have the ability to create and manipulate bitmap and vector artwork.
- Have the ability to develop and publish design concepts utilising principles associated with visual language.
- Have the ability to research, plan, prepare, implement and evaluate print and web design.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Denitsa Petrova
|Course secretary||Mrs Carrie Parker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422