- To develop practical exploration of media and techniques in relation to the solution of set assignments.
- To encourage innovation and experimentation within a multidisciplinary environment.
- To enable students to become technically competent in using a variety of media.
- To encourage self-criticism and evaluation of their work.
ARD416 Media and Techniques (Design) has been broken down into the individual components that you will require to gain an academic understanding of this subject. Each ‘Unit’ corresponds directly to one week of study, and will contain the relevant lecture slides, resources, required reading, further information as well as an assessment block if appropriate. This assessment block is the submission point for coursework which is comprised of short exercises to demonstrate how well you have understood the topic and will contribute to the final assessment of the module.
Each week you will be given a workshop activity. The majority of these exercises are to be done AFTER your workshop, and will be discussed during the session. However, occasionally there will be required reading/viewing prior to the session. Please get in the habit of reading each unit well in advance to give yourself the best possible opportunity to complete these tasks.
These unit tests are designed with the expectation that you implement the concepts or techniques discussed in the lecture and that they will contribute toward your your final grade. You are strongly encouraged to complete the exercises to the best of you’re ability and incorporate the theoretical/practical elements from the class. Late submissions will result in grade that is capped at 40%. The exercises are deliberately designed to be challenging, and by completing them, you’ll be able to see what areas (if any) you require improvement. If you complete them and identify any areas of difficulty, then it is strongly recommended that you then brush up on those elements you found difficult, by referring to the lectures and the reading list. In this way you will do better on this module.
Media and Techniques (Design)