Media Design (2018)
Media Design combines elements of design, aswell as screen and media studies within a single major. It offers students a comprehensive education in the theory, research and design of multi-modal media content for screen and multi-media platforms.
Media Design is available as a major for the BDes. Media Design may also be included as a minor or a second major in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Media Design as a single major for the BDes, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Media Design, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete DSIGN141, MEDIA100, DSIGN242, MEDIA202, MEDIA203, 15 points from MEDIA302 or MEDIA303, and MEDIA306, MEDIA307 and DSIGN360.
To complete Media Design as part of a second major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Media Design, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MEDIA100, DSIGN141, MEDIA202, MEDIA203, DSIGN242, and 45 points from MEDIA302 or MEDIA303, MEDIA306, MEDIA307 and DSIGN360.
To complete a minor in Media Design, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Media Design major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(MedDes) and GradDip(MedDes)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Media Design at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Office.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX101 Introduction to Computer Science 18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 18T (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc... COMPX161 Computing Media 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) In this paper students will create multimedia web content using appropriate software packages. Web design concepts will be introduced for the effective use of text, images and sounds. Students will be introduced to relevant computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises. DSIGN125 Introduction to Communication Design Production 18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper enables students to perform basic computing operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation of visual images and text for use in print and screen-based applications. Students will be introduced to basic computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises. DSIGN141 Design 1 18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper develops the student's ability to recognise and utilise the basic elements and principles of design both two and three dimensionally. It explores topics related to 'thinking' and creativity with an emphasis on raising a student's creativity consciousness and attitude. The work will primarily be abstract in nature and wil... DSIGN142 Design 2 18B (Hamilton) This paper develops the student's ability to put into graphic application the basic elements and principles of design. It will also provide an introduction to typography. The emphasis of the study is to apply these basics to 2D and 3D mediums. The work will be resolved in both traditional and computer technology. DSIGN151 A History of Visual Communication 18B (Hamilton) Students consider the role of visual communication design in society and culture, from the evolution of writing to the revolutions of twentieth century modernism, through the study of visual images and critical theory. MEDIA100 Understanding Visual Culture 18A (Hamilton) Our lives are dominated by still and moving images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to understand how images variously work to convey ideas, their impact and influence on our behaviour, thinking and culture. It draws on a broad theoretical platform from aesthetics, art history,... MEDIA102 Film Production 1: Telling Stories 18A (Hamilton) A hands-on practice paper in which students learn to apply film production theory to communicate ideas and tell stories. Students gain experience capturing, constructing and manipulating both audio and moving image in the process of designing, shooting and editing digital short films.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSIGN242 Design 4: Interactive Environments 18B (Hamilton) This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing interactive media environments of different types. The students are challenged to experiment beyond their previously acquired knowledge, designing for interactive computer screens and mobile devices. DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design 18B (Hamilton) The paper provides students with an understanding of culture-specific perspectives on design issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts. MEDIA202 Film Production 2: Experimentation and Creativity 18B (Hamilton) Students are challenged to extend their creative practice beyond the conventions of narrative film making. Working with moving image and sound, students work in teams to experiment with the affordances of the medium and extend their own creative thinking and strategies. MEDIA203 Digital Arts and Cultures 18A (Hamilton) The paper examines how traditional analogue media are being supplemented by digital media and the impact it is having on creative and artistic practices. Digital media is best understood as a complex process that involves the transformation of existing cultural forms and skills leading to more hybrid media forms and interdisciplina... MEDIA204 Studio Production 18T (Hamilton) An intensive, practice driven exploration of the potential of filming in a studio environment. Students master the technology, roles and communication protocols necessary for live production shoots.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSIGN350 Intern Project 18A (Hamilton) This paper will induct the design student into the professional environment where the student applies design skills, research methodology and production skills to allocated projects or industry placement.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am