Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 21.06.2019
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Period I and period IV of first year of study. Enrolment possible only for period I, teaching spans period IV also. Availability of Software Clinic will be announced at the beginning of the academic year.
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Basic knowledge of the functionality of software Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and its use in editing of raster graphics and desktop publishing. Basic knowledge in 2D and 3D modeling in software Rhino and exchange of vector and raster drawings between different software.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
This course explains in a step-by-step way digital imaging fundamentals and introduces a set of techniques and options in order to build up a set of skills and enable the creation of complex scenes from simple sketches and source images. Additionally, basics of 2D and 3D modeling will be explained, as well as integration of vector and raster file formats. Furthermore, page layout basics and compositional rules are presented for the work with text frames and graphics and the printing of finished documents. Emphasis will be put on digital workflow between all the software, overview of industry standard software, similarities and differences, and feature redundancy.
The course is a self-study course based on a series of video tutorials from an online library. Every participant of the course will receive access to the library and has the chance to work through the tutorials in their own speed and whenever it suits their schedule. The course is supported by a Software Clinic that is available for consultation. The course will be supplemented by lectures and tutorials which will give a general overview of the field as well as practical application in professional practices.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Grading pass/fail based on attendance of lectures and tutorials, no direct grading of assignments in the course. Skills are evaluated as a part of Basics: Space 1 and Basics: Place 1.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Total workload of 80 hrs consisting of individual study of a series of online-tutorials and exercises in collaboration with the course Basics of Architecture, as well as lectures and tutorials.
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
A list of online tutorials from Lynda.com will be assigned to eachparticipant (total length of tutorials 25-30 hrs).
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
None; parallel registration in Basics of Architecture is recommended
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)
The order of priority is as follows:
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
- exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
- other students.
Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.
This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Availability of Software Clinic will be announced at beginning of academic year.