Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: GRAP9427C

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

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

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques for application to any type of illustrative work. The focus of the course is on a general, introductory knowledge of illustrative work and its practical application.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP11A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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


Learning Outcomes


1 Interpret the brief for the illustrative work
2 Organise resources for illustrative work
3 Test design approaches for illustrative work
4 Produce the illustrative work


Details of Learning Activities

A studio based class with computer access depending on availability, in which a range of manual and digital techniques are explored via exercises and used in creative illustration projects.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKBEGINNINGACTIVITIESPERF.CRITERIA
1 
July 9
 Brief 1
Produce 2 collages using prescribed techniques on themes of Weather and Family Tree.
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

2 
July 16

 
Brf 1 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

3 
July 23

 
Brf 1 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

4 
July 30

 
Brf 1 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

5 
Aug 6

 
Brf 1 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

6 
Aug 13

 
Brief 2 Produce 2 Illustrations in the form of text created in low relief on themes of Weather and Family Tree.
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

7 
Aug 20

 
Brf 2 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

8 
Aug 27

 
Brf 2 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

9 Sept 3 
Brf 2 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

10 Sept 10 
Brf 2 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

11 Sept 17 Brief 3 Design and produce booklet on Family Tree. Brief to include reworking specified existing material produced in previous briefs.

 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

   Semester break – Sept 24 - Oct 7 inclusively. Classes resume Mon Oct 8. 
12 
Oct 8

 
Brf 3 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

13 
Oct 15

 
Brf 3 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

14 
Oct 22

 
Brf 3 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

15 
Oct 29

 
Brf 3 Cont’d
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

16 
Nov 5

 
Folio Prep. Submit 7th.
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3

17 
Nov 12

 

Assessment. Collect 14th
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

TBC  


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
6 x briefs


Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and when the projects/exercises are assessed after 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 DIGITAL STUDIO in combination with ’Integrate colour theory’, ’Manipulate digital images’.


Assessment Tasks

Briefs 1 and 2 will each be worth 25% of final mark, Brief 3 worth 50%.


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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