Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: GRAP5392C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kathy Holowko

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

None required

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use equipment and materials that creatively explore outcomes for 3 dimensional forms. You will develop an understanding of the design principles and elements and apply these through the design process.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms


1 Source information on 3-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on 3D design

1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build knowledge of 3D design


2 Explore the creative design process for 3-dimensional 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 3-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in 3D form

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 3D 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 3D 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

Details of Learning Activities

You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In-session activities may include:
• lectures
• brainstorming and group discussion
• online and library research
• market research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• demonstration and application of WHS rules
• demonstration of a range of techniques
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• analysis/critique of own and peer group design solutions

Out-of-session activities may include:
• Independent research
• Independent production processes

Teaching Schedule

While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability of specialist facilities and equipment. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.


Focus & Activities Due Dates


 Orientation and introduction to course/s  

3D Design Ex 1 - Papercraft

Paper/card relief construction using limited paper/card

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]

Complete and submit Ex 1

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]

Ex 1 due


Introduce Project 1 - Pop-Up cards/booklet

Pop-up designs for a series of cards or a booklet - research

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]



Project 1 - Pop-Up cards/booklet

Pop-up ideas and narrative for cards/booklet.

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]



Project 1 - Pop-Up cards/booklet

Pop-up design and mechanisms for cards/booklet.

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]



Project 1 - Pop-Up cards/booklet

Pop-up construction and presentation of a cards/booklet.

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]



Prepare to Project 1 - Pop-up Cards/Booklet for submission

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]



POP UP Assignment DUE

[BSBWHS201 Online Shared Google collaborative WHS research document]

Pro 1 due 


Introduction to Project 2 - 3D Book cover

Project 2 - 3D Book cover design



Project 2 - Continue experimenting with a range of materials and resources and developing concepts




Project 2 - Continue work on 3D Book Cover experimenting with a range of materials and resources and developing concepts



Project 2 - Review of all project components



Project 2 - Constructing and documenting 3D cover design 


Project 2 - Constructing and documenting 3D cover design 



Project 2 - Constructing and documenting 3D cover design 



Project 2 - Finalising all project components and submission requirements



Project 2 - Complete work on 3D Book Cover 
Submit Project 2 3D Book Cover

Pro 2 due 


Review all coursework and outcomes photograph and incorporate into folio if required


20  Assessment week and collection of submissions  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 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 The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

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 exercises.
The assessment tasks are: 3D exercises and project/s 
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback with an indicator of quality. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Assessment tasks:

1 x Exercise and 2 x Projects 

Ex 1: Paper Craft - Develop and realise creative ideas using 3D skills & techniques. Due Week 3.

Project 1: Pop-up cards/booklet - Research, realise and explore 3D skills and techniques to create a range of design outcomes. Due week 9.

Project 2: 3D Book cover - Explore design processes, research and production methods using appropriate materials skills, techniques and applications and to create multiple 3D design solutions and outcomes. Due week 18.

Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

At the completion of the course you will be assessed for competency.
Competency-based assessment is as follows:

CA Competency Achieved  
NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - 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

Student Progress 
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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 competency assessment. 
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.

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.

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

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