Module Title:Creative Studio
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching and learning paradigm is employed in this module. The students are initially given an induction into this way of learning. Subsequently, they are given a number of team problems to solve. Each student has the opportunity to play different roles within their team. The problems are tackled in a studio environment with supervision & guidance provided by the module tutors. At the end of the problem resolution cycle, the students present their findings to the tutors and their peers. The final element of the module sees the students tackle an individual problem that incorporates all elements from the team problems, along with some new challenges.
Module Aim: To equip the student with a solid understanding of digital art content pipeline creative process.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse and evaluate digital artifact requirements
LO2 Work in teams to develop digital art for games and user interfaces
LO3 Carry out independent research to support team work and self-evaluate outcomes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Game Programming
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project management
Project planning & tracking. Coordinating work within a team. Agile development
Creative Practice
Concepts art and production ready artefact production
User Experience Optimisation
Optimising software and game UI to produce the optimal UX
Enhancing UX
Improve users and players tactile, emotional and aesthetic response to a software and game system through user testing, playtesting, iterative refinement and analysis of case studies
Learning & problem solving
Identify, brainstorm and resolve UX/UI and conveyance problems individually and as a team
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Project40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Practical labs involving practising creative skills in preparation for the authentic projects 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The students will be given a common individual problem that will require of them to consolidate all their learning from the group problems and apply this to develop more complex simulations and modelling. The assessment protocol for this problem will involve the student producing their own individual plan to tackle the problem, presenting their work on resolving the problem at the end and providing the tutors with a reflective account on their learning experience while working on this problem. 1,3 40.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 5 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 5 Mandatory