Computer Graphic Design (2019)
Computer Graphic Design papers provide a specialised programme of study in computer graphic design, a creative process that utilises art and technology to communicate ideas. The papers offered comprise a core of basic design material and skills, together with contemporary computer software understanding and a context of design history and liberal arts.
Computer Graphic Design is available as a specified programme for the BCGD.
To complete the specified programme in Computer Graphic Design, students must complete the following DSIGN coded papers: DSIGN125, DSIGN141, DSIGN142, DSIGN151, DSIGN171 or DSIGN271, DSIGN241, DSIGN242, DSIGN243, DSIGN252, DSIGN341, DSIGN342, DSIGN350 and DSIGN360. In addition, students must complete: COMPX101, COMPX161, 45 points from COMPX221, COMPX222, COMPX251 or COMPX252, 30 points from COMPX306, COMPX322 or COMPX324, and a further 30 points at 100 level, a further 15 points at 200 level, and a further 15 points at 300 level.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Computer Graphic Design specified programme (outside of the ZUCC Institute) from 2019. Students enrolled in 2018 or previously should consult the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for programme advice. Please see the Design subject page for information regarding Postgraduate qualifications.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX221 Programming for Creative Industries 19A (Hamilton) A fundamental grounding in object-oriented programming that uses Processing software to creative visual outputs for creative industries. COMPX222 Web Development 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Internet Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming. COMPX251 Applied Computing Tools 1 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton) This paper enables students to widen their experience of computer software using an intensive laboratory programme. Students select from a variety of themes, including video editing, website design, digital library development, computer game construction, animation and 3D modelling. COMPX252 Applied Computing Tools 2 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19S (Hamilton) This paper provides an opportunity to explore several software applications in depth. It is based on an intensive laboratory programme, where students tailor their choices to their own needs and interests by selecting two themes from a set of modules. DSIGN241 Design 3: Aspects of Web Design 19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing, developing and publishing content for the World Wide Web, working with content management systems (CMS). The students are challenged to combine their typographic skills and their knowledge of design in order to practically solve communication design projects. DSIGN242 Design 4: Interactive Environments 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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. DSIGN243 Visual Language and Information Design 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper offers students the possibility to explore the area of information design. By using their knowledge of principles of design, visual communication using typography and image, students will design information graphics (infographics): visual representations of information, working in the passage from data to information uti... DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design 19B (Hamilton) The paper provides students with an understanding of culture-specific perspectives on design issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts. DSIGN271 Design Thinking 19B (Hamilton) The paper presents the iterative process of design, used to understand users, challenge assumptions and redefine problems through empathising with users, defining their needs, ideating innovative solutions, prototyping and testing.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSIGN350 Intern Project 19A (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. FCMS396 Work Placement 19C (Block) This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm