Course Title: Interpret and respond to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP9417C

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a brief

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:annette.cook@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ruth Wellington
ruth.wellington@rmit.edu.au99259187

Nominal Hours: 15

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

None

Course Description

This course develops the participants skills and knowledge in interpreting and responding to a brief through the production of work. The learning is holistic in nature and focuses on the overall work processes required to meet the requirements and specifications of an actual industry brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDES05A Interpret and respond to a brief

Element:

Develop and refine the design concept

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief
1.2 Establish and clarify the user or client for the proposed product/service to inform design decisions
1.3 Identify and clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief

Element:

Interpret the brief

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop the initial design concept consistent with the parameter of the brief
2.2 Evaluate and explore options for refining the concept to best meet the parameters of the brief
2.3 Refine options and select the approach which best meets the requirements of the brief

Element:

Liaise with client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Agree on the communication process and the frequency of communication with the client
3.2 Present concepts for work at appropriate stages during the design process required.
3.3 Pro-actively seek and act on feedback from the client
3.4 Agree on concept for work which complies with the brief

Element:

Plan the production of the work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify all components required to produce the work
4.2 Assess technical requirements associated with production using specified guidelines
4.3 Identify and consult with any support services required for the production of the work
4.4 Document work flow consistent with the concept for the brief
5.1 Collect and/or organise required components for the work
5.2 Produce or monitor the production of work ensuring all parameters of the brief are met
5.3 Accurately document the work progress in a format appropriate to the nature of the design and requirements of the brief
5.4 Seek client approval for work where appropriate


Learning Outcomes


1 Interpret the brief
2 Develop and refine the design concept
3 Liaise with client
4 Plan the production of the work
5 Complete the production of the work


Details of Learning Activities

Proposed activities: in class exercises, project briefings and associated discussions, excursions, presentations and demonstrations.


Teaching Schedule

WEEK ACTIVITIESPERF.CRITERIA
GRAP9425C       
GRAP9426C        
GRAP9417C
Graphic design  
Type techniques  
Interpret brief 
1 Orientation week1-5
2 Introduction to 2009 Staff diary cover brief           
                                              (Due in Week 19)
        Type project 1 - “Make or break”
        2D/3D font design and variants
1-5   
3 Type project 1 - “Make or break”
        2D/3D font design and variants
 
4 Type project 1 - “Make or break”
        2D/3D font design and variants
 
5 Type project 1 - “Make or break”
        2D/3D font design and variants
 
6 Type project 1 - “Make or break”
        2D/3D font design and variants
 
7 Type project 1 – continued
        (Due in class, week 9)
 
8 Type project 1 – continued
        (Due in class, week 9)
 
9 GD project 1 - “Kulcha pack”    
        Packaging for a food product and branding
1-4
10 GD project 1 - “Kulcha pack”   
        Packaging for a food product and branding
1-4
11 29 Apr -1 May AG Ideas
        Classes on Mon. 28 April and Friday 2 May
 
  GD project 1 - continued      
12 GD project 1 - continued 
13 GD project 1 - continued 
14 GD project 1 - continued 
15 GD project 1 - continued
        (Due in class, week 16)
 
16 2009 Staff diary cover brief-
                final design resolution
 
17 2009 Staff diary cover brief-
                final design resolution
 
18  2009 Staff diary cover brief-
                final design resolution
 1-5
19 Folio Review week 
1 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”        
        Typographic composition and expression
1-5
2 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”       
        Typographic composition and expression
3 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”       
        Typographic composition and expression
4 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”      
        Typographic composition and expression
5 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”       
        Typographic composition and expression
6 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”        
        Typographic composition and expression
 
7 Type project 2 - “Design Manifesto”        
        Typographic composition and expression
 
8 GD project 2 -“Event promo”   
Collaged content and design
for the promotion of an event
1-4
9 GD project 2 -“Event promo”   
Collaged content and design
for the promotion of an event
 
10 GD project 2 -“Event promo”   
Collaged content and design
for the promotion of an event
 
11 GD project 2 - continued
        (Due in with folio submission)
 
12 GD project 2 - continued
        (Due in with folio submission)
 
13 GD project 2 - continued
        (Due in with folio submission)
 
14 GD project 2 - continued
        (Due in with folio submission)
 
15 GD project 2 - continued
        (Due in with folio submission)
Wed 5 Nov. – Folio submission & assessment
1-4
16 Thurs 13 Nov. – Folio collection & results   
 
17   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

TBC  


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
1 x project 100%

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and with each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.

This unit is delivered in the GRAPHIC STUDIO in combination with ‘Typography techniques’ and Graphic Design techniques’.


Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks are as follows: 2 x exercises and 2 x major projects (one to be presented in class). The design exercises will explore concept development and materials and media exploration to expand on creative options and approaches. The larger project briefs involve multiple outcomes and the extension and adaptation of different forms of visual communication devices, such as branding systems, packaging and contemporary influences and trends in design.


Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

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.
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 3 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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