AR-329 / 3 credits

Teacher: Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language: English


Summary

What is meant by the term "image" as pictorial representation? How do we read, process and interpret images - and what premises can be derived from this for the conception and production of meaningful images?

Content

Keywords

Image, pictorial representation, visual perception, gestalt psychology, illusion, reading images, image-design element, visual composition, digital image technologies, image processing, montage, architectural representation, the real and the imaginary

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

  • basic knowledge of English
  • basic knowledge of digital image processing
  • (laptop to work with during course days)
  • (Adobe Photoshop software installed on computer)
  • (digital camera or smart phone to work with during the whole course)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Investigate and interpret the visual environment
  • Test visual faculties of perception and expression
  • Describe the fundamentals and limits of visual perception
  • Identify the concept and (ambiguous) nature of images
  • Prove analytical and critical thinking skills in examining image-based representations
  • Define the basic ideas of gestalt psychology
  • Apply the principles of visual organisation and perceptual grouping
  • Take into consideration the basic principles and elements of image design
  • Promote various approaches to visual composition
  • Translate the learned image-design principle to the architectural image
  • Identify the parameters and properties of digital images
  • Organize and curate digital images using meta-information
  • Promote proficiency in digital image processing and montage
  • Translate an imaginary vision into a series of images using digital image technologies
  • Produce a multi-part visual work

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

  • lectures and workshops
  • practical work (individual): exercises and reviews of selected work

Expected student activities

  • interest in (digital) image technologies
  • personal commitment and active participation

Assessment methods

  • based on practical work (intermediate exercises and final work)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others Assistant: Gregoire Guex-Crosier

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Bibliography provided during the course

Websites

Videos

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Constructing the view: built images
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Constructing the view: built images
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Constructing the view: built images
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

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