This course covers the fundamentals of digital graphic design in computing. In this unit learners will cover both theoretical understanding of design technologies and hands-on experience with the appropriate application. Topics include perception, cognition, and communication issues, designs, digitizing and manipulating images, materials, copyright and ethics.
The course includes practical labs as well as authoring various digital graphics presentation and design for the various environments including World Wide Web, Industrial Design and Digital Photography. Students will learn about the different types of design and how to construct effective Digital graphics.
Elderly students and hobbyist Photographers wishing to take their skills further.
Structure and Assessment
Course delivery is blended, and includes on-line or face-to-face lessons along with practical assignments where applicable.
Duration – 15 Weeks / 30 Hours
Part-Time Evenings or Saturday Morning – 1 Session of 2 Hours each Weekly Wednesdays plus 18:00 – 20:00 hrs of lectures
Note: Additional hours as directed by the Lecturer need to be dedicated by way of Self-Study / Research / Assignments / Projects / Presentations / Group-Work or similar.
These may be either Home-Based Assignments or Time-Constrained Assessments, on both an Individual Basis, as well as on a Group-Level Basis according to the Units being assessed, and may also include evaluation of hands-on practice.
Award in Photoshop – Introduction, or proven adequate proficiency in use of Adobe Photoshop
Students who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes as mature students:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
· An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 70% of the lessons.
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
· An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose submit course assignments / or sit for assessments and achieves a Pass mark or higher.
· Students who opt not to submit assignments or sit for the assessments or fail to achieve a Pass mark will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfil the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.