Full Title:Image Editing and Design
Module Code:COMP B7006
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:Participants of this Image Editing and Interactive Multimedia course will be guided in the use of authoring tools such as HTML5 and Flash to create interactive multimedia materials and websites for the print and mobile, online environments. Good design principles such as progressive enhancement and responsive web design will be observed throughout.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and apply the elements and principles of design.
  2. Select appropriate authoring tools and formats for the creation of a range of multimedia materials.
  3. Design and create layered images using digital image editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks.
  4. Design, create and validate a website with external CSS stylesheet using Adobe Dreamweaver/notepad.
  5. Design and create and distribute an interactive game/simulation using appropriate authoring/editing tools such as Adobe Flash or HTML5 canvas, Audacity, Komodo, Adobe Dreamweaver etc.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the design principles of progressive enhancement and responsive web design.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Elements and Principles of Design
Identifying the elements and principles of design. Exploring the content and composition of engaging static and dynamic/interactive materials.
Planning a multimedia project.
Client brief analysis. Resource requirements. Storyboard.
Multimedia authoring tools.
Changing context of multimedia creation and delivery. Survey of current multimedia authoring tools.
Scripting languages.
Introduction to client side scripting using languages such as Actionscript, Javascript.
Audio design.
Integrating and editing audio using Audacity.
Multimedia distribution.
Product production and delivery via mobile web, DVD etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Create a variation of an interactive game/simulation based upon a worked example using tools such as Adobe Flash or HTML5 canvas with the appropriate scripting language (Actionscript/Javascript). 1,2,3,5 15.00 0 0 Week 3 0
Project Create a website with external stlesheet(s) based upon a worked example. 1,2,3,4 15.00 0 0 Week 5 0
Project Devise and create an original interactive simulation/game based upon a client brief. 1,2,3,5 40.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Project Create a website to present the previous project in the mobile online environment. 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Continuous Assessment Attendance and participation in labs and discussions. 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Study No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Alan Pipes 2008, Foundations of Art and Design, 2008, 2003 Ed., London [ISBN: 978-1-85669-578-7]
  • Fulton & Fulton 2011, HTML5 Canvas, O'Reilly U.S. [ISBN: 978-1-449-39390-8]
  • Carolyn Handler Miller 2008, Digital storytelling, 2nd Ed., Amsterdam ; Focal Press/Elsevier, c2008. [ISBN: 978-0-240-80959-5]
  • Andy Budd, Simon Collison, Cameron Moll, CSS Mastery, friends of ED [ISBN: 978-1-4302-2397-9]
  • Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman 2009, Digital multimedia, Chichester ; Wiley, 2009. [ISBN: 978-0470512166]
  • Ethan Marcotte, Responsive Web Design, A Book Apart [ISBN: 978-0-9844425-7-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSTY_7 Bachelor of Business in Business and Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_BBSIS_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Technology 1 Mandatory