Course Title: Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MKTG7855C

Course Title: Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5325 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact: Tim McCarthy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sam Falanga

John Owe Young

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 skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and use electronic or manual drafting techniques to develop and present a folio of perspective drawings, plans and elevations in response to a client brief.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER512 Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations


1. Ensure client requirements are met.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Interpret and confirm clients’ visual merchandising design concepts.
1.2.Plan and manage drawing production to meet client timelines.
1.3.Present and explain drawings to clients and encourage feedback.
1.4.Modify drawings to incorporate changes negotiated with clients.


2. Produce one-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Interpret plan and elevation and determine suitable scale.
2.2.Construct one-point grid of interior space delineating scale representations of floor, walls and ceiling using appropriate drafting tools and equipment .
2.3.Position objects correctly in given space according to the given plan.
2.4.Determine correct heights of objects within the space from provided elevations.


3. Produce two-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Construct two-point grid of interior space, indicating scale representations of floor, walls and ceiling.
3.2.Produce visuals of walls and ceiling to specified proportions according to given plans and elevations.
3.3.Draw accurate scale heights of objects and architectural details according to specifications in elevations.
3.4.Position objects to match plans.
3.5.Render interiors in colour finish scheme appropriate to organisation and product.


4. Produce multi point perspective from given industry briefs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Determine view of plan and elevation for client presentation to best represent requirements of the brief.
4.2.Draft perspective and rendered interior views, according to given plans and elevations.
4.3.Produce alternative design solutions to meet client needs.
4.4.Present progress solutions to client for feedback.
4.5.Draft design modifications and present portfolio of finished visuals for client sign-off.

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

WeekTopicAssessment Task                          Element of competency
1 Introduction, equipment use & title blocks and text                                                                                     1
2 steps for producing a drawing                                                                                      1,2,3
3 Line work Commence Merchandiser 1                                         1,2,3
4 dimensioning                                                                                      1,3
5 Isometric & oblique drawing

 Submit Merchandiser 1                                                 1,2,3,4

Comence Store working drawings

6 Section and detail views                                                                                      1,2,3,4
7 Shopfront, and reflected ceiling views                                                                                       1,2,3,4
8 Working drawing                                                                                      1,2,3,4
9 Freehand perspective drawing                                                                                       1,2,3,4
10 1 & 2 Point grid construction Commence Grid Construction drawing                             1
11 Working with grids

 Submit Grids                                                                   1,4

Commence merchandisers sketches drawings

12 Ellipses and curves in perspective Submit merchandisers sketches drawings                            1,4
13 Multi vanishing points Commence Store concept visuals                                        1,4
14 Lettering, signage and graphics in perspective                                                                                             1,4
15 Store visuals                                                                                               1,4
16 Retail store concept presentations Submit Store concept visuals                                               1,4

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.
The assessment tasks are:

2 x 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

Formative task 1

1. Produce a scale drawing of a merchandising unit.

2. Produce 1 & 2 point perspective grids

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

Summative task 1 - 50%

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

Summative task 2 - 50%

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


Competency based assessment

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.

Assessment Grading: Your final level of assessment for this course will be graded as follows.
HD : High Distinction : 80 – 100
DI : Distinction 70 – 79
CR - Credit : 60 – 69
PA - Pass : 50 – 59
PX - Pass only
NN : Fail - 0 – 49
DNS : Did Not Submit all assignments for assessment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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.
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Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

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 e-Submission process can be located e-submission

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 :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n (unresolved)

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