Creative Computing Suite

Design for Experience Stream

Theme Leader: Tom Flint t.flint@napier.ac.uk

The design for experience (includes video) stream has been developed to prepare you for a variety of related careers within the digital entertainment sector encompassing television, film, video games and responsive environments. You will start by studying video production and the associated technologies in general terms, then progressing onto the range of digital storytelling methods utilised across the sector, finally you will concentrate on advanced design practice in the form of visual effects storytelling in both practical and theoretical terms. The assessment for the stream is entirely coursework based, so that students can develop a substantial portfolio to help them when seeking employment upon graduation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise the underlying principles of theory, production methods and design for digital storytelling applicable to video, games and responsive environments.
  • Construct effective methods for planning the production and design of digital storytelling applicable to video, games and responsive environments.
  • Identify appropriate methods for the implementation and design of digital storytelling applicable to video, games and responsive environments.
  • Appraise appropriate methods of evaluating the production and design of digital storytelling applicable to video, games and responsive environments.

Knowledge gained:

The following dimensions are addressed within the stream:

  • Video pre-production, production, postproduction,
  • Movies, Television, Video Games & Cross-Media Production
  • Alternate & Mixed-Reality Games
  • Visual Literacy & Digital Literacy
  • Linear Narrative, Non-linear Narrative & Interactive Narrative
  • Design, Modelling & Production
  • Remediation & Convergence
  • Localisation and Internationalisation
  • Cultural Influences with specific reference to North American and Asian Media
  • Visual Effects Storytelling

Skills:

  • The ability to perform all of the tasks associated with the design and production of digital storytelling applicable to television, film, games and responsive environments..
  • Preproduction design and planning
  • Production video creation and capture
  • Postproduction editing, mixing, mastering and analysis.

Modules:

Examples of student video work


BSc Interactive Media Design BSc Digital Media

Foundation Year

Sound Design Design for Experience Graphics & Animation 3D Design Interaction Design