Course Title: Make scale models

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5111 Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design)

Course Title: Make scale models

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3

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Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to make 3-dimensional (3D) scale models in response to specifications, which may be part of a brief. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to make accurate scale models to designed specifications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Co-requisites: GRAP 5148C

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS06A Make scale models


Determine scale model requirements

Make scale models

Organise resources for scale model making

Present scale models

Learning Outcomes

1. Determine scale model requirements
2. Organise resources for scale model making
3. Make scale models
4. Present scale models

Overview of Assessment

Students will produce a series of models:
1. Model of existing designer/maker
2. To present two design concepts for the products to be produced in the modules Basic Furniture Design & Construction (Stand Alone Item) and Introduction to Furniture Design & Construction (Small Item). These models will be produced in conjunction with work produced in the competency Apply the design process to 3D work in response to a brief.