Transferable skills option: Graphics Design and Digital Imaging

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

ECTS
3


Ghent University

Synopsis

This course introduces students to the basic aspects of photography, digital image manipulation and graphical design. Via hands-on sessions students a wide diversity of techniques and open-source tools are presented.

Content

Introduction to basic aspects of photography (3 sessions): Microscopy imaging, Macro photography, Nature photography
Introduction to the use of GIMP – theory + practicals (freeware alternative for adobe photoshop)
Introduction to the use of Inkscape – theory + practicals (freeware alternative for adobe illustrator)
Introduction to various graphical products and how to make them (posters, infographics, ... )

Pre-requisites

None

Objectives

- be able to take photos using regular digital (reflex) cameras
- understand the technical aspects of photography
- understand and be able to manipulate images using open source graphical software
- understand and be able to create vector based graphical products using open source graphical software

Assessment

Assesment is done via a series of assignments in the format of a documented portfolio: People in action, Animals / plant, Science Popularisation, advertisement poster for a scientific event, an infographic

Involved teachers

Tim Deprez, Tim tkint

Contact hours

lectures
12

practicals
12

seminars
8

computerclass

fieldwork

other