Design Imaging 1: Seeing Photo-based and handmade images

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Imaging 1: Seeing Photo-based and handmade images

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Graphic Design, Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the idea of seeing as an active process of observation and the role this plays in visual communication design. It explores the relationship between observation and a variety of image based / mark making media in documenting observations and communicating meaning.
    1. Frame their observations through appropriate visual media - including but not limited to - still photography, drawing, moving image, mark making etc;
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of observation in design ideation, through the use of relevant visual / mark making media;
    3. Experiment with a variety of forms of visual / mark making media;
    4. Communicate effectively with a variety of visual / mark making media.
    Topics will include:
    Observation as an active form of seeing;
    The relationship between imaging and imagination;
    The affect of hand generated and lense media imagery on observation;
    Observation and the frame;
    The role of hand generated and lense media imagery in visually communicating ideas
    Presentation: Assignment 1 - Journal and Presentation
    Presentation: Assignment 2 - Journal and Presentation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.