Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

Information Technology Management

Software Engineering

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course aims to explain the concepts of photo editing. This will enable learners to insert photos into documents such as user manuals and the IT structure of an organization. The photos may need to be touched up before they are ready for use. This mainly involves using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for photo/image editing and designing. The course delivers skills in photo retouching and digital drawing to address the issues of digital image design. It emphasizes exploration, techniques, media, ideas development and production techniques.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Understanding the Design Process

  • Introduction
  • Design Research and Concept Generation
  • Develop Concepts
  • Implement Solutions

Design Elements, Design Principles, and Compositional Organization

  • Introduction
  • Visual Elements — Basic Things That Can be Seen
  • Compositional Principles — Strategies for Arranging Things Better
  • Organizational Principles

Colour Management in the Graphic Technologies

  • Colour Science
  • Measuring Devices
  • Lab Colour Space and Delta E Measurements
  • Profile Creation
  • Beyond Output Profiling

Pre-press Fundamentals

  • Raster Image Processing
  • Colour
  • Trapping
  • Transparency
  • Imposition
  • Preflight

Understanding Imaging Basics and Techniques

  • Inkjet
  • Electrophotography
  • Electrophotographic Process
  • Paper Basics
  • Page Description Languages
  • Variable Data Printing

Adobe Photoshop

  • Image and colour basics
  • Image adjustments

Canva Photo Editing

  • Canva Basic Sketching

Introduction and Fundamental Concepts of Databases

  • Introduction
  • Characteristics and Benefits of a Database

Data Modelling

  • Data Modelling
  • Types of Data Models
  • The Relational Data Model

Understanding Database Management Systems

  • Classification based on data model
  • The Entity Relationship Data Model
  • Integrity Rules and Constraints

ER Modelling

  • ER Modelling

Normalization in Databases

  • Normalization

Database Development

  • Database Development Process
  • Database User

Structured Query Language

  • what is SQL?

SQL Data Manipulation Language

  • SQL Data Manipulation Language
  • SELECT statement with ORDER BY clause
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Use computer graphic editing techniques to edit photos and create illustrations

  1. Apply photo editing, retouching and repairing techniques correctly
  2. Use Photoshop correctly to create the required effects
  3. Create illustrations using illustration software tools to the required standard
  4. Analyse techniques to create movement in a graphical environment

2.  Create a database system

  1. Define the concept of a relational database
  2. Build an entity-relationship diagram, deriving relations and validating relations using normalization
  3. Create a database using Data Definition Language (DDL) and manipulate a database using Data Manipulation Language (DML) that meets the specification
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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