Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5305C

Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Lyon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact Email:ruth.lyon@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 65

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source information on design history and theory and to apply that information to one’s own area of work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Element:

1. Collect information on history and theory of design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on design history and theory
1.2 Organize research material and findings for current or future use in design practice, in a manner which facilitates easy access and cross-referencing

Element:

2. Apply information to own area of work

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Evaluate information in the context of current design practice
2.2 Assess ways in which aspects of information on design history and theory could be used or adapted to inform current practice
2.3 Use relevant information in a culturally appropriate way to develop an understanding of own area of work

Element:

3. Update and maintain knowledge of design trends

Performance Criteria:

3.1Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of design trends and developments
3.2 Incorporate and integrate knowledge into design activities


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  • Research, resource and gather knowledge and visual references from libraries, web, cinema, magazines, u tube, journals etc
  • Research specifically according to the  constraints and considerations in design briefs and own work
  • Create class knowledge pool. Store information in individual and common knowledge  on line drop box
  • Critically analyze materials/ resources on the history and theory of design and its bearing on current design practice. Essay
  • Present information in an appropriate context
  • Design briefs inspired by historical reference and indicative styles and that reflect on current design trends
  • Attend class workshops on the outcomes of briefs


Teaching Schedule

 Timeline - Certificate IV in Design (full year program) 
WeekActivityCriteria
 1 Introduction to History and theory.

Lecture 1: The Written word: Pictographs and Pictograms

Introduction of Brief 1: Pictographic Form 25% Due Week 5

 
  1,2
 2 Lecture 2: Modernist movements and their impact on design - Cubism, Futurism & Constructivism

Introduction to Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool 20% Due week 15

Continue with Brief 1

1,2,3
3Lecture 3: Modernist movements and their impact on design - De Stijl & Bauhaus

Continue with Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,2,3
4

 

Lecture 4: Modernist movements and their impact on design - Dada & Surrealism

Forum and discussion on Brief 1 - Pictographic form

 1,2,3
 5 Lecture 5: POP/POPSurrealism/Punk/Steampunk - impacts on contemporary design

Continue with Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

Submit brief 1: Pictographic Form 25% Due Week 5

 1,2,3
 6Introduction to Exercise 2 -  Cradle to Cradle 10% Due week 15 1,2,3
 7Lecture 7: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1950’s and 60’s.

Introduction of brief 2 - Graphic Agitation 25% Due Week 13

1,2,3
 8

  Lecture 8:  Art Deco & Art Nouveau

Introduction of exercise of exercise 3 -Critical Analysis

1,2,3
 9 Exercise 2 Cradle to Cradle workshop1,2,3
 10


 Art Deco & Art Nouveau: Critical Analysis OPEN BOOK response in class 10% Due week 10
 

1,2,3
 11Lecture 8: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1970’s and 80’s.

Continue work on Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,2,3
  Term Break 24 Sept- 5 Oct 
 12Brief 2 Graphic Agitation workshop1,2,3
 13

Submit Graphic Agitation 25% Due Week 13

Continue Exercise 1 Knowledge Pool and Exercise 2 Cradle to Cradle

1,2,3
 14Lecture 9: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1990’s - 2000’s + 1,2,3
15

Submit Exercise 1 - Knowledge Pool  20% Due week 15

Presenting and submitting Cradle to Cradle 10% Due week 15

 1,2,3
 16Continue presenting Cradle to Cradle  1,2,3

 

Timeline - Certificate IV in Design Accelerated (commencing July) 

WeekActivityCriteria
0Introductory lecture on the History & theory of design1,3
1

Introduction to History and theory.

Lecture 1: The Written word: Pictographs and Pictograms

Introduction of Brief 1: Pictographic Form 30% Due Week 7

1,3
2

Lecture 2: Modernist movements and their impact on design - Cubism, Futurism & Constructivism

Introduction to Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool 40% Due week 14

Continue with Brief 1

1,2,3
3

Forum and discussion on Brief 1 - Pictographic form

 1,2,3
4

Lecture 3: Modernist movements and their impact on design - De Stijl & Bauhaus

Continue with Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,3
5

Lecture 4: Modernist movements and their impact on design - Dada & Surrealism

1,3
6

Lecture 5: POP/POPSurrealism/Punk/Steampunk - impacts on contemporary design

Continue with Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,2,3
7

Lecture 6: Art Deco and Art Nouveau and the impact on Memphis design

Submit brief 1: Pictographic Form 30% Due Week 5

 1,2,3
8

Lecture 7: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1950’s and 60’s.

Introduction of brief 2 - Graphic Agitation 30% Due Week 17

 1,2,3
9

Lecture 8: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1970’s and 80’s.

Continue work on Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,2,3
10

Workshop and forum on Brief 2 - Graphic Agitation

 1,2,3
11Workshop on Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool 1,2,3
 

Term break

25 Sept - 8 Oct

 
12Lecture 9: The politics of design - Decades of the 20C - 1990’s  - 2000’s +

Continue work on Exercise 1 - The Knowledge Pool

 1,2,3
13  Workshop and forum on Brief 2 - Graphic Agitation 1,2,3
14

Knowledge Pool 40% Due week 14 Class presentations

 1,2,3
15

Knowledge Pool Class presentations continued

 1,2,3
16 Focus on Industry unit commences 
17 Submit Brief 2: Graphic Agitation 30% Due week 171,2,3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Green design : creative, sustainable designs for the twenty-first century / Marcus Fairs, London : Carlton, 2009
    


Overview of Assessment

2 projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Certificate IV in design (Full year) 2 x Project Briefs, 3 x Class Exercises

Certificate IV in design (Accelerated - July start) 2 x Project Briefs, 1 x Class Exercise,


Assessment Matrix

HDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

Attendance
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.
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:

www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online


Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students


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.

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