This paper is a practical study of computer graphic design principles; covering topics such as graphic design techniques, typography, colour, digital images, designing for computer displays and the web.
CGRD161 Effective Visual Communication or
COMP104 Introduction to Computer Science 1 or
COMP126 Computing Media
CGRD241 Computer Graphic Design 1
CGRD242 Computer Graphic Design 2
The class consists of one 2-hour lecture, labs, private reading time and assignments.
See the online timetable for scheduled times.
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (3rd Edition)
by Jason Beaird
The laboratory for this course is Lab R2. This lab is equipped with PCs running all the software necessary for this course. Printing, email and web traffic will be charged for through the
university central billing system.
The Laboratory is available to enrolled students Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. You will need an access swipe card to enter the lab outside these working hours.
The practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.
The course is entirely internally assessed and consists of:
Practicals: There are 3 practicals of equal weight. Each practical has different requirements for what must be submitted. Practicals will be marked by the demonstrators during your own scheduled labs.
Project: The project is a more substantial piece of work. It will be marked by the course coordinator and must be completed to a satisfactory level.
Test: The test will based on the material covered in the lectures and will be administered during one of the lectures.
No late assignments will be accepted (for exceptions see the section on Performance Impairment). In the event of extenuating hardware or software problems the due date for the assignment will be extended for the entire class.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 1:0
This is an internally assessed course. You must achieve a minimum grade of 50% in the course work to pass the course. The practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.
See the course Moodle page.
Class attendance and active participation is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
Students are expected to devote a lot of time to practical work. Simply turning in the first attempt at each practical is not acceptable. Students should experiment with concepts discussed in class to gain a full understanding.
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Student Concerns and Complaints
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Application for Extension
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Review of Grade
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Your attention is drawn to the following regulations and policies, which are published in the University Calendar: