Media Design (2020)
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, MEDIA301 or MEDIA309, MEDIA302, 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 MEDIA301 or MEDIA309, MEDIA302, 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 DSIGN242 Design 4: Interactive Environments 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (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 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 20A (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 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (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 20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 20B (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 20B (Hamilton) This paper is an opportunity for students to develop and refine a professional portfolio showcasing their design work. MEDIA301 Animation: Theory and Practice 20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSIGN532 Information Visualisation 20A (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 20A (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 20A (Hamilton) Write a report based on the investigation of a topic that is negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN589 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. DSIGN590 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. DSIGN591 Design Dissertation and Realisation 20X (Hamilton) Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN592 Design Dissertation and Realisation 20X (Hamilton) Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor. DSIGN593 Design Thesis and Realisation 20X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. DSIGN594 Design Thesis and Realisation 20X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. MEDIA501 Theory and Research in Action 20A (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. MEDIA504 Media Design and Aesthetics 20A (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... MEDIA507 Creative Research Development 20A (Hamilton) Have you got a topic you are passionate about to research? This paper provides students the opportunity to engage with primary texts in preparation for writing their dissertation. You will explore research design frameworks which will support the completion of a robust dissertation. MEDIA508 Practice-Led Research 20A (Hamilton) Are you a creative practitioner that wants to experiment with practice-led research? This paper offers a site for experimentation and develop of a practical project to be included in a final dissertation.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm