Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: GRAP5387C
Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design
Course Contact: Alistair Briggs
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9446
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 65
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to source information on design history and theory and to apply that information to your own area of work.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
1 Collect information on design history and theory
1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on design history and theory
1.2 Organise research material and findings for current or future use in design practice, facilitating easy access and cross-referencing
2 Apply information to own area of work
2.1 Evaluate information in the context of current design practice
2.2 Assess ways in which aspects of information on design history and theory could be used or adapted to inform current practice
2.3 Use relevant information in a culturally appropriate way to develop an understanding of own area of work
3 Update and maintain knowledge of design trends
3.1 Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of design trends and developments
3.2 Incorporate and integrate knowledge into design activities
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a studio and computer laboratory using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study. In-class activities will include:
- class exercises
- practical demonstrations
- group discussion
- review and revision
- peer learning
- peer teaching and class presentations
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
Out of class activities may include:
- independent research
- independent project based work
- studio practice
- online tutorials and activities
- review and revision
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
There will be a number of prescribed tasks and projects (see Assessment Tasks below).
This course will be delivered in the same weekly session as VART6406 - Produce drawings to communicate ideas - CUAACD301. The following timeline contains activities for both courses.
|Week||Learning Activities|| Performance |
|1||Library tour |
Introduction to drawing program, Tasks and Drawing Journal reflecting knowledge of tasks, ideas and personal drawing practices.
Task 1 Line and contour-Ink-markers.
|2||Introduce the History and Theory of Design Program |
Lecture 1: 1 -1907
Modernist movements and their impacts on design:
Cubism/Futurism/Constructivism/Deconstruction Task 1: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 3.
|3||Task 2: line, Structural Drawing. Pencil ||1,2|
Lecture 2: Art Deco & Art Nouveau 1860-1930
Reminder that all students must have a designer or design area in mind for research
|5||Task 3 and 4: Line as form Cross Hatching and Bracelet shading -Fine liner|
Review drawings and journal
Review week all programs
Gathering photographic Resources for History and Theory of Design extended research.
|7||Lecture 3: Modernist movements and their impacts on design De Stijl/ Minimalism/ Bauhaus Design 1917-39|
Task 3: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in week 10
|8||Review Week Tutorial: Catch up any outstanding drawings, journal and or history. Review all work to date. Students who are complete with their work can work on their electronic portfolio.|
Research on a designer review
|9||Lecture 4: Modernist movements and their impacts on design- Dada/ Surrealism / Pop/Pop Surrealism/Retro Chaos/Cyber Dada. 1917-2014|
Task 4: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 11
Submit Task 3 Part b)
Mid term break
Task 5: Cross contour- Mark making – Liner pen
|11||Lecture 5: The Decades of the 20C. 1950’s and 60’s|
Task 5 Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 12
Submit Task 4 Part b)
Task 6: Water colour: Texture, Colour and Pattern- Mixed media
Lecture 6: and 1970’s and 80’s
|14||Task 7: Line Colur wash Plant structures and composition||1,2|
Lecture 7: Decades of the 20C. 90’s -2000+
Submit Research on a designer
Review all outstanding work for both Drawing and design theory
Task 8: Perspective Drawing
Submit all Drawings and journal for assessment. Continue any outstanding work on drawings, review of all drawing tasks
There are none required
You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
Meggs, Philip B, 2010, Megg’s history of graphic design, Wiley and son, Hoboken.
There are no compulsory prescribed texts in this course. This course has recommended books listed under ‘References’
You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.
You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.
Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks.
The assessment tasks are: Class notes, research and tasks.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks.
This course has 2 Summative Tasks, both of which must be completed/submitted. Each task has an allocated percentage of the total grade. You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.
Task 1-7 - In class work sheets (due at a designated date after class delivery)
Project 1 - Extended research from class work sheets 1-7(due on dates after lectures and classwork)
Project 2 - Research and application of historic content for VART6405 Realise a creative project
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate
components of the project and the overall outcome.
At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
The major aspect of your learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity for success.
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. Student feedback at RMIT
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e Submission process.Information regarding the eSubmission process
Special Consideration Policy, Late Submission & Extensions
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. Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy. If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links Application for extension of time
On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your overall grade for each assessment task.
The following adjustments for late submission will be made: Work submitted late will be assessed for competency only. Submissions are only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity. Academic Integrity
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