Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: VART6437C

Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5359 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nuwan Rohitha

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


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


2 Plan presentation of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use critical thinking techniques to develop an overall presentation concept 2.2 Explore and refine how the presentation concept will impart explicit and implicit messages to its audience 2.3 Develop realistic production budget, timeline and workflow plan 2.4 Design a template for the presentation that supports key messages to be communicated


3 Create presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select and integrate content that supports presentation objectives 3.2 Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance on all sourced content 3.3 Develop a cohesive presentation that supports objectives 3.4 Review projected and actual budget outcomes


4 Review and update presentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate presentation in the context of its objectives and feedback from others 4.2 Proactively identify opportunities to update and refine presentation 4.3 Develop systems to identify and respond to future presentation opportunities

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place either online, or 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. 

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. There will be a number of prescribed tasks and projects (see Assessment Tasks below).


Topics & Activities Assessment

Week 1

Introduction to HTML

Week 2 Introduction to HTML - continued  
Week 3
Introduction to CSS  
Week 4
Introduction to CSS - continued  
Week 5
Typography for the internet  
Week 6
The five planes of user experience AT1 - Knowledge Task DUE
Week 7

CSS Flexbox

Flexbox build

Week 8

Media Queries

AT2 - Part 1DUE
Week 9 Responsive Images  
Week 10 a:hover  
Week 11 Website - finalise, submit, launch  
Week 12 Student portfolio - development  
Week 13 Student portfolio - development continued  
Week 14 Work in progress & feedback AT3 - Website DUE
Week 15 Project Submission


AT2 - Part 2 DUE

Week 16 Student feedback  



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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 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.
• guides on academic referencing
• 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.
The assessment tasks are:

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

Assessment Tasks

This course has THREE (2) major assessment tasks.
These are in the form of website design projects, and a knowledge test.

Assessment Task #1 - Knowledge task
Due Week 6

Assessment Task #2 - Planning of creative work
Due Week 8 & 15

Assessment Task #3 - Website development
Due Week 14

Completion to a satisfactory degree of all required assessment task elements (as outlined in the project brief) is necessary to achieve competency.
All major assessment tasks comprise multiple versions, allowing response to critical feedback with the aim of guided outcome improvement.
Refer to Teaching Schedule.

These combined units are assessed for competency only.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA Competency Achieved 
NYC Not Yet Competent
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


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.



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 progress policy



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


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  Reasonable adjustment is available and may be applied through the Special Consideration process.

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.


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



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