Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5312C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

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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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and apply the design process in
a 2-dimensional (2D) 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:

BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms


1. Source information on 2-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on 2-dimensional design
1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of 2-dimensional design


2. Explore the creative design process for 2-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use creative thinking techniques to generate a range of ideas and options
2.2 Use experimentation to explore and challenge a range of different ideas
2.3 Challenge assumptions, reflect on ideas and refine approaches
2.4 Consciously change perspective, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways


3. Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 2-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in a 2-dimensional form
3.2 Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the realisation of the concept or idea
3.3 Apply a creative design process to produce a range of 2-dimensional concept realisations
3.4 Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating the concept or idea
3.5 Seek and obtain feedback from others about the 2-dimensional form and its success in communicating the concept or idea
3.6 Present and store concept realisations or samples in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential value for future work

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

There are a range of learning activities that the student will undertake during the duration of the course/competency. These may include classroom work, critiquing, technique  and materials exploration and development. Presentation and reformatting of some work from manually generated work to digital file via scanning or photography. Resolving and refining a variety of outcomes in response to the brief.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1Feb 8Orientation WeekPerformance Criteria
2Feb 15Project 1 (30%)1.1-2
3Feb 22  
4Mar 1  
5Mar 8Public Holiday 
6Mar 15Project 2 (30%)1.1-2
7Mar 22  
8Mar 29  
Term BreakApr 2-11  
9Apr 12  
10Apr 19Project 3 (40%)1.1-2
11Apr 26Public HolidayAG Ideas Conference
12May 3  
13May 10  
14May 17  
15 May 24  
16 May 31  
17 Jun 7Assessment week 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

3 x 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

There are three projects as follows: 2 x projects (30%) and 1 x project (40%). Each project is assessed for competency within the context of the brief. The final course result will also be graded.

Assessment Matrix

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