Media Design (2019)
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 MEDIA310; and MEDIA305; 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 MEDIA310, MEDIA305, 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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... CSMAX170 Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton) The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: - Effective academic reasoning and communication - Information literacy and research skills - Academic integrity - Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical... DSIGN125 Introduction to Communication Design Production 19A (Hamilton) & 19C (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 19A (Hamilton) & 19C (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 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 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. 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. MEDIA202 Film Production 2: Experimentation and Creativity 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 19A (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...
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. DSIGN360 Capstone Project 19B (Hamilton) In this paper students plan, develop and execute a small scale design project with relative independence alongside the guidance of a supervisor. DSIGN361 Portfolio Project 19B (Hamilton) This paper is an opportunity for students to develop and refine a professional portfolio showcasing their design work. MEDIA301 Animation Studies: Theory and Practice 19A (Hamilton) While providing a broad critical and historical context of animation and animated films, this paper introduces students to key principles, techniques, cultural expression, aesthetic approaches and applications for animation. Students are encouraged to explore conceptual approaches, and apply these to innovative creative productions... MEDIA302 Film Production 3: From Concept to Screen 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton) Do you want to create a festival-ready short film? Develop your creative practice in filmmaking and challenge yourself with a hands-on practical paper that builds on the skills acquired in MEDIA102 and MEDIA202. Students hone their craft in several areas, including: cinematography, sound design, scriptwriting and directing to produ... MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton) Create your own interactive projects that expand your creative practice. Students will engage with contemporary arts practices to devise audio-visual installations, evaluate the rise of interactivity in gaming and VR, and create projects that blend different media formats. MEDIA306 Work-related Media Project 19C (Hamilton) The work for this paper can be mostly a university-based project with a workplace connection or a community based project. The project will consist of engaging with a relevant workplace/community. If the work undertaken has an applied focus but within an academic context, then the university should be seen as the relevant workplace... MEDIA307 Work-related Media Project 19C (Hamilton) The work for this paper can be mostly a university-based project with a workplace connection or a community based project. The project will consist of engaging with a relevant workplace/community. If the work undertaken has an applied focus but within an academic context, then the university should be seen as the relevant workplace... MEDIA309 Game Design 19T (Online) This paper examines interactive digital gaming as a technological, aesthetic and social phenomenon that constitutes a distinct form of expression and discrete category of cultural activity. Students will understand the affordances of games and explore key principles of game design.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSIGN532 Information Visualisation 19A (Hamilton) This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by information visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context. DSIGN551 Studio Management 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers the management of design projects in the studio. It is intended for those aiming for a future senior position in a design studio, or those managing freelance teams. DSIGN581 Design Research Methods 19A (Hamilton) Write a report based on the investigation of a topic that is negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN591 Design Dissertation and Realisation 19C (Hamilton) Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN592 Design Dissertation and Realisation 19C (Hamilton) Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN593 Design Thesis and Realisation 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. DSIGN594 Design Thesis and Realisation 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. MEDIA501 Theory and Research in Action 19A (Hamilton) This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and processual activity as well as the roles of interdisciplinary projects in creating unique methodological and conceptual media research. MEDIA502 Creative Practice: Development 19C (Hamilton) This individually supervised paper allows students to engage in concept development, scriptwriting, or other aspects of pre-production and planning for an advanced practice based creative project. Students are advised to also take MEDIA501 in order to develop an appropriate scholarly rationale and framework for the work that will b... MEDIA503 Creative Practice: Production 19C (Hamilton) This individually supervised paper allows students to execute the project planned in MEDIA502. This is an opportunity for students to complete an advanced creative practice project of their choice. MEDIA504 Media Design and Aesthetics 19B (Hamilton) Audio-visual media are undergoing continual transformations that question the roles of makers and audiences alike. Students are encouraged to experiment with sensory perception in order to question current notions of aesthetics in relation to cultural practices and media creations. This process of reflection encourages critical per...
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 21 May 2019 11:15am