Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: GRAP5381C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4370 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 2 dimensional (2D) forms.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms


1 Source information on 2D design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on 2D design 1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build knowledge of 2D design


2 Explore the creative design process for 2D forms

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use creative thinking techniques to generate a range of ideas and options 2.2 Use experimentation to explore and challenge a range of different ideas 2.3 Challenge assumptions, reflect on ideas and refine approaches 2.4 Consciously change perspective, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways


3 Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 2D forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in 2D 3.2 Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the realisation of the concept or idea 3.3 Apply a creative design process to produce a range of 2D concept realisations 3.4 Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating the concept or idea 3.5 Seek and obtain feedback from others about the 2D form and its success in communicating the concept or idea 3.6 Present and store concept realisations or samples in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and the work's potential value for future jobs

Learning Outcomes

This course applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2-dimensional forms. On successful completion of this course, you will have completed workshops and projects that will contribute to a portfolio of evidence.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:

  1. In-class activities:
  • teacher directed studio activities/projects
  • studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • studio work


  1. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • project work
  • independent research


You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

 5th July


Introduction to unit:

·       Learning outcomes

·       assessment criteria

·       course requirements

·       studio clean-up process

·       introduction to project briefs


Introduction to Project 1 – Colour Harmony

Week 2

12th July

Colour Harmony Project

Week 3

19th July

Colour Harmony Project

Week 4

26th July

Compostion – Project 2

Introduction to Composition and handout of Brief

Week 5

2nd August




Week 6

9th August


Week 7

16th August

Collage – Project 3

Intoduce collage

Discuss project brief

Week 8

23rd August



Week 9

30th August


Week 10

6th September


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.
Production of a range of projects or concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to 2-dimensional forms

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


Assessment Tasks

1.     Assessment title: Colour Harmony

Completion of Project 1 – Week 4

2. Assessment title: Composition
Description: Present Compositions on A5 Paper – colour and Black geometric shapes

Completion of project : week 7

3. Assessment title: Collage

Description: Using Colour theory and Composition produce a collage combining the Two elements to produce a non – representational work.

Week: 10



5. Assessment title: Folio:

Description: All projects developed over the 9 weeks

Week: 10


6. Visual Diary:

Description: Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas and how they impact your practice.


Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Arts.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment matrix  


Unit title

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

RMIT Unit code


National code


Assessment task

Elements/ PCs

*Required knowledge


*Required skills


*Critical aspects of evidence





1. Assessment title: Colour Harmony





Look for evidence that confirms knowledge and

understanding of:

• copyright, moral rights, intellectual property issues and legislation, and their

impact on aspects of design

• creative thinking techniques that can be used as part of the design process

• elements and principles of design as applied to 2-dimensional forms

• materials, tools and equipment required for the design of 2-dimensional forms in

the relevant work context

• notion of individual interpretation and choice within the design process

• particular challenges and issues in the design of 2-dimensional forms.

- communication skills to explain ideas and to have discussions about design

concepts with others

• literacy skills to read and interpret information about 2-dimensional design

• visual literacy skills to make judgements about the application of the design

process to 2-dimensional forms.

Evidence of the following is essential:

• production of a range of samples or concept

realisations which show the creative application of

processes to 2-dimensional forms

• knowledge of the design process as it applies to

2-dimensional work.

2. Assessment title: Composition





3. Assessment title: Collage





4. Folio




5. Visual Diary













For further information, please refer to the website

Other information



You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work.  This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.



RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

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