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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GRAP5332C

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

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kylie Blackley

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 2 dimensional (2D) forms.

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

This course applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2-dimensional forms. On successful completion of this course, you will have completed workshops and projects that will contribute to a portfolio of evidence.

Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio and lecture theatre. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
•Teacher directed group activities/projects
•Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
•Group discussion
•Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
•Practical exercises
•Preparing for discussion
•Project work
•Independent research

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentTaskElement

Introduction to the course: 

outline project briefs

identify resources

OH&S issues

A folio of work that is created during the semester will be presented during week 20

Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

3Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

4Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

5Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D


Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

7Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

8Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

9Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

10Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

20Folio assessment1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.
Production of a range of projects or concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to 2-dimensional forms

Assessment Tasks

Project Brief 1: Exploring 2D

Developed works reflecting your research into working in 2D.


Project Brief 2:

Self directed project including experiments and one resolved work.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

Other Information

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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.
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In assessing whether a particular adjustment is reasonable consideration should be given to:
•the student’s disability and his/her views
•the effect of the adjustment on the student, including effect on his/her ability to achieve learning outcomes, participate in courses or programs and achieve independence
•the effect of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the education provider, staff and other students
•the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
As a result, what constitutes "reasonable" varies on a case-by-case basis and the balance is sometimes difficult to strike. However, it is clear that education providers are not required to lower academic standards or disregard the needs staff or other students. In more complex cases discussion with the disability service will be useful. It may be useful to examine previous judgements in relation to the DDA.
An RTO needs to fit LLN into the delivery of its training and assessment as it has an important role in:
•redressing any deficiencies in its students’ key LLN skills
•building the generic skills of teamwork, communication and problem solving that are highly valued by employers.
In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills. There are eight employability skills.
Employability Skills which feature in the Diploma of Visual Art include:
•Problem solving
•Initiative and enterprise
•Planning and organising
•Self management
Employability skills are embedded in the units of competency in your program. 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. Further information about the employability skills you will develop in this program is available at: chapter/EmpSkillsMandTextoy

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