Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5308C

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ann Langusch

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge to research and apply techniques for application to any type of illustrative work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP11B Research and apply techniques for illustrative work


1. Interpret the brief for the illustrative work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief.
1.2 Determine the user or client for the illustrative work to inform design decisions.
1.3 Clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues.
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief.


2. Organise resources for illustrative work.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Correctly identify the resources required for the development of illustrative work, including work space, materials, tools and equipment.
2.2 Prepare and care for resources in accordance with safety requirements and organisational requirements.
2.3 Follow storage and inventory procedures in accordance with organisational procedures.


3. Test design approaches for illustrative work.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce a preliminary visual representation of the brief.
3.2 Identify possible approaches to the work and establish criteria for the selection of the final approach.
3.3 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for the testing of approaches and techniques.
3.4 Test and experiment with a range of techniques and materials which might meet the requirements of the brief.
3.5 Evaluate testing processes against selection criteria and select the preferred approach based on the requirements of the brief.
3.6 Refine and accurately document approach to the illustrative work based on testing processes.


4. Produce the illustrative work.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and organise materials, tools and techniques for the production of the illustrative work in accordance with the preferred approach.
4.2 Develop the illustrative work ensuring consistency with the selected approach and the brief.
4.3 Present the illustrative work in accordance with the brief specifications.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Exercises, research, referencing, practical projects demonstrating application of appropriate techniques and media to produce a range of illustrative outcomes.
Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments and fieldwork.

Teaching Schedule

WeekDateTeaching schedule and assessment matrix
Performance Criteria
729 Mar <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Exercise. Combine media. Photograph line drawing. Combine with scanned wet media marks and other photo image in composite illustration
Self directed practice 2 hours.
 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2 <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
85 AprProject 1 Mixed media illustration for cafe mural.  Research approach. Identify motifs, gather reference imagery. Produce line drawings.
Self directed research 4 hours.
 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
912 AprProject 1 cont’d. Gather and produce component imagery.
 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
1019 AprProject 1 cont’d. Compose layered collage. 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
  Term break 
113 MayAG Ideas conference 1.4
1210 MayProject 1 cont’d. Compose layered collage. 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
1317 MayProject 2 Visual for mural in situ. Research representations of 3D space, and identify reference imagery.
Self directed research 5 hours
 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
1424 MayRender 3D space in chosen medium, either 2D visual or 3D model. Self directed research and rendering 5 hours.
1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
1531 MayApply mural graphics to visual 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2
167 JuneComplete and submit project 2. Self directed activities 4 hours.
 1.1-4, 2.1-3, 3.1-6, 4.1-2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Dexter, Emma. Vitamin D: New Directions in Drawing.
AvroKO. Best Ugly: Restaurant Concepts and Architecture
Illustration Now (book series)
Ginko press. Stuffz. Design on Material

Other Resources

Art materials as specified in your materials kit list.

Overview of Assessment




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

Exercise Combine media into composite image
Project 1 Illustration for cafe mural
Project 2 Illustration of cafe interior with mural graphics

Assessment criteria (linked to Learning Elements) detailed in written briefs for each task.

Assessment Matrix

Mark Table
CHD    Competency with High Distinction
CDI    Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CA    Competency Achieved
NYC    Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

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 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties &sbquo;&Auml;&igrave; 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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