School of Art and Design
Mr Andrew Denham
- Qualifications: MA, BA (Hons)
- Role Title: Senior Lecturer – BA (Hons) Graphic Design, MA Graphic Design
- Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
- Telephone: 023 9284 5690
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: School of Art and Design
- Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries
I am Senior Lecturer on the undergraduate and masters courses in Graphic Design. My areas of expertise include motion graphics, information design, web design, digital aesthetics and interaction design. Previously I taught on the undergraduate degrees in Web Design, Design for Interactive Media [DIM] and Communication Design. After joining the University in 2003, I was heavily involved in shaping the course structure, ethos and curriculum for the Web Design and DIM undergraduate courses.
My first degree was in Fine Art and English Literature [specialism in painting] while my Masters degree is in Computing in Design [Digital Arts] at the renowned Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University. The major work focused on multi-sensory interaction / user mediation in artificial environments [programmed in ‘C’ language]. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education - qualified as an Art and Design / Design Technology teacher – and extensive experience of teaching in the secondary sector. Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth in 2003, I worked for several years in commercial design practice with responsibilities in web design and sequential design [permanent and freelance positions].
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design
- MA Graphic Design
- Level 5 - Screen Design – Interactive Design [SDID]
The field of study for the unit is Data Visualisation and Information Design. Responsibilities here include the writing, planning, delivery and assessment of content for the unit. A series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops (conceptual and software) help students consider how we break down, analyse, interpret and give visual form to the data sets.
Software workshops: Adobe Animate CC: Actionscript 3.0
- Level 4 - Screen Design – Motion Graphics [SDMG]
This unit introduces design principles for motion graphics / sequential design through an understanding of how type works on screen in a time-based medium. A series of lectures, workshops, tutorials and design critiques enable group discussion and sharing of approaches in the design of a title sequence for the screen.
Software workshops: Adobe After Effects CC
- Level 6 - Visual Culture [History & Theory]: Supervision of Research Paper and Research Project across Graphic Design and Illustration courses.
- Level 6 - Professional Practice: Design Briefs and Competitions: This unit involves national and international competition briefs set and judged by professional bodies: iSTD, RSA, D&AD awards.
- Level 6 - Major Project Research & Development: The unit provides students with the opportunity to select an area of study of their choice and conduct substantial contextual research into that field of study.
- Level 6 - Major Project Resolution: This unit asks students to articulate key research findings identified in the research and development within their practice in the production of a clearly delineated final artifa<
My research interests lie within the field/s:
- Design thinking: an ontology in digital / web aesthetics [paradigm, form, function]
- Pedagogic research: an epistemology of digital reading practices
MPhil & PhD in Arts & Computational Technology [ACT] in the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London [expected 2014 - 2020]
Practice-based PhD research studies:
PhD title: Mapping the aestheticisation of digital reading practices