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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

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 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

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

Week Teaching Schedule & Assessment MatrixLearning Elements
2Project 1: Exploratory Drawing
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
3Project 1: Ideation Techniques
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
4Project 1: Communication Concepts in 2D
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
5Project 1: Record and Present Research
Project 1 due.
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
6Project 2: Excursion
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
7Project 2: Experiment with materials
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
8Project 2: Experiment with materials (printmaking)
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
 Term break 
9Project 2: Experiment with materials (printmaking) 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
10Project 2 due 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
11Project 3: Introduction, Research, Ideation
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
12Project 3: Concept development
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
13Project 3: Peer Assessment
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
14Project 3: Concept approval. Realise Concepts
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
15Project 3 due 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6
16Review and Assessment
 1.1-2, 2.1-4, 3.1-6

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library Subject Guide for Graphic Art & Design:

RMIT Certificate IV in Design Facebook group for 2012

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 will be three projects that are assessable for this competency:

  • Project 1: 25%
  • Project 2: 35%
  • Project 3: 40%Exer

Assessment Matrix

Mark Table

CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC  Competency with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
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 – 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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