Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: VART6437C

Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5359 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446

Course Contact Email: alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dale Nason

dale.nason@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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 and apply creative, technical and project management skills to develop a professional and innovative presentation of your own creative work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work

Element:

1 Evaluate and select presentation options

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research presentation options using appropriate sources of information 1.2 Explore ideas and options for presenting work in new and innovative ways, including those from other disciplines 1.3 Identify and consult with relevant people when developing presentation options 1.4 Select presentation methodologies based on intended purpose and other parameters 1.5 Evaluate production requirements and content implications of selected presentation methodologies

Element:

2 Plan presentation of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop an overall presentation concept, including proposed key objectives and messages, using critical thinking techniques 2.2 Explore and refine how the presentation concept will impart explicit and implicit messages to its audience 2.3 Develop realistic production budget, timeframes and workflow plan 2.4 Design templates, prototypes and maquettes for the presentation that supports key messages to be communicated

Element:

3 Create presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop presentation within required timeframe, selecting and integrating content that supports identified key objectives and messages 3.2 Obtain and record copyright clearance on all sourced content 3.3 Address conceptual and technical challenges that arise during process 3.4 Review projected and actual budget outcomes and adjust process as required

Element:

4 Review and update presentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Present own creative work in a format and style suited to audience and purpose 4.2 Evaluate presentation in the context of identified objectives and feedback from others 4.3 Proactively identify opportunities to update and refine presentation 4.4 Develop systems to identify and respond to future presentation opportunities


Learning Outcomes



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:
• demonstrations and presentations by teacher
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• feedback and revision
• peer learning
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• student project workshops, including peer/lecturer feedback

Out of class activities will include:
• independent project based work
• online tutorials and activities
• independent research
• studio practice
• review & revision


Teaching Schedule

This course, VART6437C (CUAPPR503) - Present a body of own creative work- is delivered
in combination with OFFC5322C (SITXEBS003) - Build and launch a small business website.
The combined timeline is presented here as a complete reference to the combined unit.

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).

 WeekSession Description Task DuePerformance Elements
 1Introduction presentation
- Assessment 1 & 2 projects presented & discussed / Participatory review of available website tools

Assessment #1.
- Developing the body of work, content management task
- Develop initial brand elements: Create a Logo
 Group Document:
 Content Management.
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 2 HTML CSS #1
- Introduction to HTML, make first web pages
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 3 HTML CSS #2
- Practice HTML, develop all downpages & about page, add navigation
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 4 HTML CSS #3
- Introduction to CSS, learning basic attributes, creation of external CSS,
 Assessment #1:
 In-progress - Peer review
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 5 HTML CSS #4
- Web page layout & styling practice, application of typography, further development of own brand
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 6 Presentation & participation
- Website requirements for Graphic Designers & Creatives, short listing desirable features
- Hosting services explored
- Assessing online services, both free & pay
- Review Adobe Muse
 Group Document:
 Website project development. 
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 7 HTML CSS #5
- HTML CSS practice, development & troubleshooting, content creation, branding development
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 8Assessment #1.
- HTML CSS version #1 completion
- Individual feedback
 Assessment #1:
 Submission of Version #1 to teacher for feedback
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 9 Assessment #2.
- Project introduction, reviewing and choosing an online service, exploring Adobe Muse
- Project development planning incl. website layout, functionality, content and online branding

Exploration & discussion: Online stores, payment systems & developing income

Assessment #1. Individual feedback.
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 10 Project planning & Online website services
- Review website plans, choosing templates, producing first online webpages
- Content development incl. photography & other content upgrading practices
 Group Document:
 Assessment #2 project plans
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 11 Producing websites with Adobe Muse
- Exploring features available in Adobe Muse, begin self-learning tutorials
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 12 Assessment #2.
- Self directed website production & testing
- Peer review of progress in pairs or small groups

Assessment #1. Final version development.
 Assessment #2:
 In-progress - Peer review
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 13Project development Assessment's 1 & 2
- Testing of publicly hosted sites, critical feedback
 OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 14Project development Assessment's 1 & 2
 Assessment #1:
 Final Version submission
OFFC5322C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
VART6437C: 1, 2, 3, 4
 15Assessment #2.
- Presentation of final sites to group for peer testing and review
- Completion of all hosting activities, creation of group document for publicly hosted sites 
 Assessment #2:
 Final Presentation & submission


OFFC5322C: 4, 5
VART6437C: 4
 16Assessment Week
- individual feedback by appointment
 Group Document:
 Final links to publicly hosted sites
OFFC5322C: 5
VART6437C: 4

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.

Among 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.

RMIT Library has produced the following:
• subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign
• guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
• subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


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.
The assessment tasks are:
Projects

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

This course has TWO (2) major assessment tasks. These are in the form of design projects.
Each comprises 50% of the final course result.
Completion to a satisfactory degree of all required assessment task elements (as outlined in the project brief) is necessary to achieve competency.

Both major assessment tasks comprise multiple versions, allowing response to critical feedback with the aim of guided outcome improvement.
Assessment #1 comprises an in-progress version, a first-version submission, then a FINAL-submission version.
Assessment #2 includes an in-progress version, then FINAL-version submission.
Refer to Teaching Schedule.

Assessment #1. HTML CSS website. 50% of final course result.
A website will be developed using HTML CSS code.
- Week 4 - in-progress peer review
- Week 8 - Version #1 submission to teacher for feedback
- Week 14 - FINAL VERSION submission


Assessment #2. Online and Code-Free websites. 50% of final course result.
Two websites will be developed. One will use an online web-building service. The other will be developed using Adobe Muse.
- Week 12 - in-progress peer review
- Week 15 - FINAL VERSION submission

Additionally, in the Teaching Schedule there are some Group Document tasks.
Participation in these documents is required and detailed in the relevant Assessment Task project brief.
- Weeks 1, 6, 10 & 16.

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

 


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

Attendance

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.

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 Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student Academic Progress policy: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-progress

Submissions

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:  http://www1.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/esubmission

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. Click the following link for details on applying for Special consideration: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/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: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

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: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse%3BID%3Dkw02ylsd8z3n  

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