Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: VART6469C

Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5396 - Diploma of Interior Design

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michele Meister

Carol Batchelor

Nominal Hours: 80

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form. It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.

 No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas


1. Plan drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify drawing requirements from reference material and confirm with appropriate people if required

1.2 Identify factors, including contractual, legal and ethical factors, that may impact on how drawing work is undertaken

1.3 Gather information about drawing techniques, materials and equipment from a range of sources and determine how they may be used to communicate ideas

1.4 Evaluate information for its application to specific drawing briefs


2. Experiment to represent ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explore the capabilities of techniques, materials and equipment

2.2 Follow safety procedures for particular techniques, materials and equipment

2.3 Select approaches that best suit the purpose of drawings and their presentation context


3. Create drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise materials, tools and equipment for selected techniques

3.2 Produce preliminary drawings and discuss their effectiveness with relevant people

3.3 Confirm intellectual property and other relevant legislative requirements are met

3.4 Finalise drawings, incorporating feedback on work in progress as required

3.5 Prepare drawings for the presentation context

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


Learning activities will take place in a Virtual studio classroom using industry standard tools and resources. 

You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Reference mode of delivery for this course is a blended approach. Canvas has been designed so that the learning experience is consistent throughout all your courses.


Virtual In-class activities will include:

• Tutorials and project based work

• Group discussion

• Teacher directed activities/projects

• Class presentations 

• Online research

• Independent project based work

• Site visits (observations)

• Studio Practice


Out-of-class activities will include:

• Online investigation

• Independent project based work

• Gallery/Exhibition visits

Self Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to
organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other
students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments.

Teaching Schedule



Week 1

Introduction to Course & WHS

Ex. 1 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas



Week 2

Ex. 2 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas



Week 3

Ex. 3 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas



Week 4

Ex. 4 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas

Assessment Task 1 Due


Week 5

Ex. 5 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas



Week 6

Ex. 6 Drawing Fundamentals: Plan Drawing Work and Experiment to Represent Ideas



Week 7

Ex. 7 Create Drawings: Plan Drawing Work, Experiment to Represent Ideas & Refine



Week 8

Ex. 8 Create Drawings: Plan Drawing Work, Experiment to Represent Ideas & Refine



Mid semester break


Week 9

Ex. 9 Create Drawings: Plan Drawing Work, Experiment to Represent Ideas & Refine



Week 10

Ex. 10 Create Drawings: Plan Drawing Work, Experiment to Represent Ideas & Refine



Week 11

Ex. 11 Create Drawings: Refine



Week 12

Ex. 12 Create Drawings: Refine

Assessment Task 2 Due


Week 13

Ex. 13 Create Drawings: Render



Week 14 

Ex. 14 Create Drawings: Render



Week 15

Studio Class to finalise folio



Week 16

Submission AT3

Assessment Task 3 Due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library support

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian


Study and Learning support

Would you like to get better at studying, writing, or researching for your assignments? The Library has everything you need to develop your academic skills, improve your marks and save time.

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 and will include tasks and projects.

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

Assessment Tasks

AT1 Knowledge Assessment Due week 4
AT2 Portfolio presentation due Week 12
AT3 Portfolio due week 16

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment;


CA: Competency achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

SEC: Stopped engagement in course

WDR: Withdrawn from course


Assessment / Late Submission

All assessment information for this course can be found on the course’s Canvas shell, in conjunction with assessment information communicated in class by the teacher.


All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved ELS Plan an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation.

If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit within 5 working days.

Please see following access for the details on applying for extension of time to assessments;

Special consideration;


Application for extension of time;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);



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 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 to be successful in this course.


Use Canvas to access your course content and announcements, submit assignments, and receive your grades and feedback;

Student feedback at RMIT:

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.

The following link is an outline and ways that you will receive your feedback at RMIT;

Student Progress Monitoring

Academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Please see following access to the Student progress policy webpage;

Submitting Assessments onto Canvas

Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.

Please see following access for more information on Academic Integrity at RMIT;

IT orientation

It's time to get ready;

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