Course Title: Produce working drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MKTG7847C

Course Title: Produce working drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5325 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact: Sam Falanga

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sam Falanga

Philip Ferrotto

Kristine pigford

Nominal Hours: 45

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

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to interpret plans, client specifications, and undertake basic architectural drafting to produce industry standard working drawings for retail and exhibition design spaces.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER510 Produce working drawings


1. Produce industry standard page layouts.

Performance Criteria:

.1.1.Establish purpose and scope of the drawings .

1.2.Use and maintain drafting equipment and materials according to industry standards.

1.3.Select and use appropriate drawing instruments.

1.4.Ensure drafts reflect accurate lines of standard widths to delineate object and projection lines.

1.5.Apply line work in a range of different types and media, according to standard industry drawing practice.

1.6.Add letter text in a variety of formats and according to architectural conventions.

1.7.Identify and use different drawing scales.

1.8.Incorporate appropriate graphic symbols.

1.9.Add notations and dimensions to complete drawing.


2. Produce dimensional scale orthographic drawings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Draft accurate layout, dimension and scale of orthographic projections of given objects.

2.2.Produce orthographic projections to industry standard.


3. Produce scale dimensional drawings of objects and interiors.

Performance Criteria:

.3.1.Maintain accurate angles and proportions in isometric and axonometric projections according to orthographic drawings.

3.2.Maintain correct dimensions in all scale drawings.


4. Produce design solutions in response to client briefs.

Performance Criteria:

.4.1.Describe object, space, scale and accurate dimensions in selected orthographic views.

4.2.Identify and produce appropriate projections to fulfil client briefs.

4.3.Complete rendered illustrations using axonometric or isometric projections according to client specifications.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will explore the use of drawing in the visual merchanding industry including 2D and 3D manual drawing techniques.

You will use technical drawing equipment as well as produce freehand drawings.

Teaching Schedule

Week Topic Assessment Task
1  Introduction, equipment use & title blocks and text  
2  steps for producing a drawing  
3  Line work  Commence Merchandiser 1
4  dimensioning  
5  Isometric & oblique drawing

 Submit Merchandiser 1

Comence Store working drawings

6  Section and detail views  
7  Shopfront, and reflected ceiling views  
8  Working drawing  
9  Freehand perspective drawing  
10  1 & 2 Point grid construction  Commence Grid Construction drawing
11  Working with grids

 Submit Grids

Commence merchandisers sketches drawings

12  Ellipses and curves in perspective  Submit merchandisers sketches drawings
13  Multi vanishing points  Commence Store concept visuals
14  Lettering, signage and graphics in perspective  
15  Store visuals  
16  Retail store concept presentations  Submit Store concept visuals

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills.
Assessment tasks are:
2 x major projects

Please note: All Assessment tasks need to be completed before competency is achieved. A number of tasks will be formative to show your progress and development of skills and knowledge throughout the semester. The final task will be summative to provide a level of performance in addition to your competency.

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.  

Assessment Tasks

1. Produce a scale drawing of a merchandising unit.

2. Produce a set of working drawings of a retail store

3. Produce 1 & 2 point perspective grids

4. Produce a series of quick freehand perspective rendered sketches of a retail merchandising area

5. Produce a set of perspective visuals of a store design concept.

Assessment Matrix

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