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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to concepts and practices of design in fine art and compositional arrangement. Examining traditional through to current trends in design, including: electronic drawing and capture, composition, aesthetics, typography and the integration into art. Critical evaluative skills of their own work and the work of others are reviewed and developed. 

Unit content

  • Shape and structure: framing and the silhouette
  • Reading symbols in design
  • Colour, ornamentation and pattern
  • Planning workflow
  • Mapping sites for design - design principles and context
  • Vectors
  • Typography
  • Critical analysis of contemporary art and design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 create designs appropriate to fine art and design
2 demonstrate basic technical skills in digital image making
3 demonstrate basic skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
4 critically appraise own digital image making and the work of other artists
5 show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. create designs appropriate to fine art and design
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate basic technical skills in digital image making
    • GA3:
  3. demonstrate basic skills in integrating typographic and pictorial imagery
    • GA2:
  4. critically appraise own digital image making and the work of other artists
    • GA3:
  5. show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artworks.
    • GA6: