Course Title: Apply the design process to 3-dimensional work in response to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: GRAP5148C

Course Title: Apply the design process to 3-dimensional work in response to a brief

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

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Nominal Hours: 50

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 course covers the skills and knowledge required to explore and apply the design process in a 3-dimensional (3D) way in response to a brief. This is a core unit in design fundamentals and as such underpins many other specialisation units.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDES03A Apply the design process to 3D work in response th a brief


Apply design processes to produce samples of three dimensional design work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment required for the production of design samples in accordance with the brief

2.2 Follow appropriate and safe procedures to apply instances of design processes

2.3 Consider outcomes in relation to processes used and suitability for the brief

2.4 Explore different approaches to satisfy the requirements of the brief

2.5 Produce a range of samples which demonstrate the application of design processes to three dimensional work

2.6 Present and store work in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential need for the samples in future work


Examine information on three dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on design processes specifically relating to three dimensional applications

1.2 Use knowledge of relevant design processes to inform work

Learning Outcomes

1 Examine information on three dimensional design
2 Apply design processes to produce samples of three dimensional design work

Details of Learning Activities

Production of 3D samples in a studio workshop environment.
Participation in demonstration of uses of 3D equipment and materials. Presentations and tutorials.

Teaching Schedule

19 Jul Introduction to 3D Design Process, Overview of use of machinery and tools in the 3D Workshop which will required in the 2 projects 2.15
216 Jul Exercise 1 Space 
323 July Exercise 2 Form 
430 July Introduction to Project 1, Section (a), (Make a prototype to be moulded and cast): and completion, assemblage of exercise Brief Continue work on the making of the prototype, competency in moulding applicable to Product Design and 3D design processes in the work place/ manufacture and presentation 1.2; 1.2; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.5; 2.6
56 Aug Continue work on the making of a prototype 2.1-2,5
613 Aug Mould and cast a prototype 2.1-2,5
720 Aug Mould and cast a prototype 2.1-2,5
827 Aug Mould and cast a prototype 2.1-2,5
93 Sept Mould and cast a prototype 2.1-2,5
1010 Sept Completion of Project 1
Introduction of Project 2
1117 Sept Project 2 2.1-2,5
  24 Sept -5 Oct mid-term break 
128 Oct Submission of Project 1: Continue development of
Project 2
 1.1-4; 2.1-2;
1315 Oct Continue development project 2 2.1-2.5
1422 Oct Project 2 2.1-2.5
1529 Oct Completion of all work briefs 2.1-2.5
165 Nov
6 Nov Public Holiday
 Folio Submission November 7th 1.1-4;
1712 Nov Collection November 14th  
1819 Nov  Tutorial week International students 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
2 x exercises 10% each
2 x projects 40% each

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and for each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.
This unit is delivered in the DESIGN THEORY AND 3D STUDIO in combination with ’History and theory of design’.

Assessment Tasks

2 x exercises 20%
2 x projects 80%
The 2 exercises will cover the exploration of space and form using simple 3D material and fabrication.
The projects will explore casting and construction. The participants will develop 3D outcomes in response to the possibilities suggested within the nature of the materials used. Process will also impact on the directions taken with the projects.

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

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.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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