Module Title:Graphics and Animation I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will work in a computer laboratory. Initially theoretical concepts will be explained and the students will then undertake practical assignments. A combination of tutorials, practicals and projects will be used. Particular emphasis will be placed on problem solving and project based learning
Module Aim: This Module introduces students to the techniques involved in the creation and manipulation of graphics, photographic artwork and motion graphics. This module is intended to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to produce graphics & motion graphics using industry standard Imaging & Motion graphics software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Recognise the basic concepts used in digital image editing and motion graphics.
LO2 Show an ability to utilize industry standard imaging and animation software through in-class assessments and practical assignments.
LO3 Understand and implement the production of animated graphics within 2D space.
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to create a professional workflow by combining and integrating 2D design, music and video footage across a virtual timeline.
LO5 Upon completion of a final project, students will be able to demonstrate their digital image editing skills and motion graphics skills to achieve a professional standard of work for their portfolio and showreel.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Digital Image Editing
Introducing Implementations of Digital Image Editing techniques based on genre, function and style.
Digital Image Editing Tutorials
Producing 2D Graphics using image manipulation techniques created in industry standard imaging software. A combination of Typography, illustration, photographs and basic painting techniques will be used in order to create infographics, photomontages, advertisements and photorealistic matte paintings.
Introduction to Motion Graphics
Introducing the evolution of Animation & Motion Graphics techniques.
Motion Graphics Basics Tutorials
Producing Basic 2D animated sequences by combining typography, photographs, manipulated images & sound using industry standard motion graphics and compositing software.
Producing an animated scene with characters.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Exercises based on various digital image editing & motion graphic techniques that the students must successfully complete. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assignments 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Typical projects include: Producing Photo Montages. Producing Info graphics in both static form and as an animated sequence. Producing an animated scene. Producing an Animated Logo using Motion Graphics consisting of video footage, design and music/sound used in conjunction with each other. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory