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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Certificate IV in Design (Accelerated) 2012:
Fiona Lawrence

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

In class activities will include:

  • lectures
  • design games
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • independent project based work
  • directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out of class activities will include:

  • lectures
  • excursions
  • independent project based work
  • gallery visits/conferences
  • online research

Teaching Schedule

The following applies to Certificate IV in Design (Accelerated) only) <thead> <th scope="col"> Week </th> <th scope="col">Activity</th> </thead>
1Excercise 1: Exploring materials
2Exercise 2: Creative thinking techniques
3Project 1: Print making (excursion)
4Project 1: Print making (compile and design)
5Project 1: Print making (design process)
6Project 1: Print making (design process)
7Project 1: Print making (design process)
8Project 1: submission and review
9Project 2: Impossible product (source information)
10Project 2: Impossible product (design process)
11Project 2: Impossible product (design process)
12Project 2: Impossible product (submission and review)
13Project 3: Paper craft (source information)
14Project 3: Paper craft (design process, concept)
15Project 3: Paper craft (design process)
16Project 3: Paper craft (design process)
17Project 3: Paper craft (submission, peer review)
18Folio and review

Folio and review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) for ongoing updated information.

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

Assessment Task 1: Print making. Printmaking. In this project, you will create a print, with subject matter and materials determined through the use of creative thinking techniques. Emphasis is placed on the experimentation and evaluation of experiments.
Weighted grade: 35%
Due date: Week 8
Assessment Task 2: Impossible product. In this project, you will use creative thinking tehniques to generate a concept for a label that will be applied to a 3D object.
Weighted grade: 30%
Due date: Week 12
Assessment Task 3: Papercraft figure. In this project, you will generate a concept and apply it to a provided template. Emphasis is placed on the experimentation and evaluation of experiments.
Weighted grade: 35%
Due date: Week 18

Assessment Matrix

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.
At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.

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

Other Information

Certificate IV in Design (Accelerated) 2012: This unit is delivered in conjunction with Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms (GRAP5294C). The three assessment tasks described in this course guide are also used in that unit.

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:
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.
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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