Course MD101 Spring 20111

Still Image

Sara Kamel

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention." Rudolf Arnheim


Group 01: Wednesday, 12.00 3.15 pm, in MD Studio
First appointment: March 9, 2011

Group 02: Tuesday, 12.00 3.15 pm, in MD Studio
First appointment: March 8, 2011


Course outline

Image or picture plays an important role in design, Still Image course will survey the image elements and principles of design, focusing on:

  • Image as a way of communication.
  • Visual language and the components of visual thinking.
  • What are the elements and principles of image design?
  • How to use the elements and principles of design to deliver a wide variety of messages

Practical work

Students will be introduced to basics of photography to help them to complete the assignment.

Course outcome

At the end of this course, students should:

  • Have enhanced their ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways.
  • Understand the basic elements of design and how to use them creatively
  • Express their own ideas and feelings through visual expression.
  • Explain their own pictures. (oral & written)
  • Develop critical thinking by observing and analyzing different image styles
  • Be able to discuss, criticize, and evaluate images. (Oral & Written)




References and Textbooks

  • Herbert Zettle: Sight Sound & Motion.
  • Rudolf Arnheim: Art and Visual Perception.

Course Description


Syllabus


Date Lecture Practical Work Assignments
Gr2:9-3

Gr2:8-3

Introduction to Visual Perception
Introduction to photography Assignment1:

Visual Perception

Gr2:16-3

Gr2:15-3

Gestalt Assignment 1 due

Photography: Exposure 1

Assignment2:

Gestalt

Gr2:23-3

Gr2:22-3

Point, Line, Shape & Form Assignment 2 due

Photography: Workshop

Assignment3:

Point, Line, Shape & Form

Gr2:30-3

Gr2:29-3

Depth, Pattern & Texture Assignment 3 due

Photo critique

Assignment4:

Depth, Pattern & Texture

Gr1:6-4

Gr2:5-4

Space, Balance & Simplicity Assignment 4 due

Basics of image manipulation, using Photoshop

Assignment5:

Space, Balance & Simplicity

Gr1:13-4

Gr2:12-4

Field trip ... ...
Gr1:20-4

Gr2:19-4

Color Assignment 5 due

Final project supervision

Assignment6:

Photoshop

Gr1:27-4

Gr2:26-4

Final project supervision ...... Assignment 6 due