Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Applied Graphics
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Practical assignment  (including 8-page report and all source materials.)  60%
Semester Assessment Assessed Practical Work  (Best 8 of 10 worksheets to complete)  40%
Supplementary Assessment ​Practical assignment  (​including 8-page report and all source materials.) 3000 Words  60%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Resit practical exam  Practical exam and associated Blackboard quiz to replace the termtime practical component.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Express a consolidated and extended understanding and knowledge of various image, video and 3D tools, topics and techniques, such as: colour space, image formation, image and video compression, image and video enhancement, image and video editing (filtering, blending etc), video editing (blending, transitions), 3D modeling, 3D positioning, 3D textures, 3D lighting and animation.

Compare, critically evaluate and discuss alternative techniques.

Apply techniques to create a professional output.

Brief description

The module will form a generic introduction to image, video and 3D processing. It will start with the image formation and compression process. Subsequently several image filtering techniques will be discussed in order to enhance images and the use of a 3D package to create images and animations will be introduced. Then these ideas will be extended to video data. In the workshops practical application of the ideas will be covered.


Introduction to Image Processing
Colour Space
Image Formation
Image Compression
Image Enhancement
Image Processing (blending, layers etc)
Image processing workshops
Introduction to Video Processing
Video capture and compression
Video editing (layers, transitions, timelines etc)
Video editing workshops
Introduction to 3D graphics concepts
3D meshes and mesh editing
3D positioning and lighting
3D Materials and Textures
3D Animation basics
3D graphics workshops
Assignment/catch-up workshops

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Understanding of many concepts relating to numerical representations of images, videos and 3D data.
Communication Presentation and written report
Improving own Learning and Performance Understanding of many concepts relating to numerical representations of images, videos and 3D data.
Information Technology The whole module is related to advanced IT applications.
Personal Development and Career planning Presentation and writing skills developed. Elements could form part of a portfolio of work.
Problem solving Working out how to translate concepts into practice.
Research skills Use of online sources to extend and deepen knowledge relating to use of graphical applications.
Subject Specific Skills Use of several advanced graphical applications and an understanding of the underlying concepts.
Team work Does not involve teamwork.


This module is at CQFW Level 5