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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: GRAP5312C

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

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact Email:leigh.milward@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ned Jobson

ned.jobson@rmit.edu.au

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

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with VART6281 Digital imaging techniques

Course Description

In this course, you will look at the use of creative thinking techniques and the role of experimentation and primary design research in 2 dimensional design. Part of this process will be the production of preliminary sketches and peer assessment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:

  • class exercises
  • tutorials
  • practical demonstrations
  • workshops
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • peer learning
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback


Out of class activities may include:

  • independent research
  • independent project based work
  • studio practice
  • online tutorials and activities
  • review and revision


In class activities may include:

  • class exercises
  • tutorials
  • practical demonstrations
  • workshops
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • peer learning
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback


Out of class activities may include:

  • independent research
  • independent project based work
  • studio practice
  • online tutorials and activities
  • review and revision


Teaching Schedule

 Note: this course for Certificate IV in Design (Accelerated) is integrated with other units.

<thead> <th bgcolor="#ffff99" height="50" valign="middle" scope="col" align="center">Week</th> <th bgcolor="#ffff99" height="50" valign="middle" scope="col" align="center">Activity</th> <th bgcolor="#ffff99" height="50" valign="middle" scope="col" align="center">CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images (VART 6281C)</th> <th bgcolor="#ffff99" height="50" valign="middle" scope="col" align="center">BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms (GRAP 5312C)</th> <th bgcolor="#ffff99" height="50" valign="middle" scope="col" align="center">Due this week</th> </thead> <th scope="row"> 1 </th> <th scope="row">2</th> <th scope="row">3</th> <th scope="row">4</th> <th scope="row">5</th> <th scope="row">6</th> <th scope="row">7</th> <th scope="row">8</th> <th scope="row">9</th> <th scope="row">10</th> <th scope="row">11</th> <th scope="row">12</th> <th scope="row">13</th> <th scope="row">14</th> <th scope="row">15</th> <th scope="row">16</th> <th scope="row">17</th> <th scope="row">18</th> <th scope="row">19</th>
O-Week
Mobile/point-and-click photography
   

Introduction to Photoshop. Recording and storing work.
Submit link to video through Blackboard if finished.
Intro to Photoshop.

Next week: compile all research. Formative Task 2 starts next week.

1, 2, 31.1-2 
Photoshop navigation and selections
"In-class discussion: Look at photos generated so far in the course and discuss ‘What are the features of a quality photograph?

Class activity: Navigation and selections."
1, 2, 31.1-2 
Basic image adjustment and layers
Image retouching and enhancement.
1, 2, 31.1-2 
Images and resolution
Exercises to enhance the role and impact of resolution on an image. Image resizing and placement in other software and the web.
1, 2, 31.1-2 
Exercise: Image enhancement and print and knowledge quiz.
Consolidation of image retouching and enhancement. This will be used for feedback on your abilities
1, 2, 31.1-2 
Level-up
Students will receive advice on their progress so far based on the submission and participation in class activities. They may be advised on a path of re-engagement and to brush up on skills. Students will also be briefed on Project 1.
Next week: bring in coloured objects and other equipment as per brief.
   
Project 1: Poster
Students will use this class to photograph the objects, upload and sort their photos.
2.1-4, 5.1-3  
Project 1: Poster
Midway feedback
4.1-42.1-2
3.1-6
 
Project 1: Poster
Finalise poster and compile experiments. Print on variety of substrates.
4.1-4, 5.1-33.6 
Project 1: Poster submission
Apply the photo and combing with a suitable typographic quote. Evaluate experiments and submit.
4.1-4, 5.1-33.6Project 1 submission
Level Up: Excursion to Melbourne Museum1.1-5, 2.1-6, 3.1-31, 2 
Project 2: Lino print
Students will enhance their photographs from the excursion. They will then print and trace, then transfer to lino. During this class students will also be given feedback on their poster and opportunities to resubmit for the folio.
 3.1-6 
Project 2: Lino print carving.
In this class, students will carve their lino. Due next week.
 3.1-6 
Project 2: Lino print
A daylong workshop in which students bring their lino by hand and, time permitting, on a press.
4.1-4, 5.1-32, 3.1-6Lino carve due
Project 2: Lino print scan and experiment
In this class, students will scan their work and use a variety of blending modes against supplied scans of substrates and textures. They will assess their work and submit.
4.1-4, 5.1-33.1-6 
Project 2: Lino print submission
Students ready their work for submission. Evaluate experiments and submit.
4.1-4, 5.1-33.1-6Project 2 submission

Project 3: Foli

Students will use this time to photograph their work and prepare for the folio. Students will receive in-class feedback on Project 2 during this time, for possible resubmission.

Students may also be interviewed as part of gathering evidence of competency this week.

4.1-4, 5.1-33.1-6 
Project 3: Folio
Students will submit their folio photos as part of the evidence of competency for this course. Students will submit one nominated 2D design created in another course (or outside the program) as part of their folio of evidence, as well as their lino print.

Students may also be interviewed as part of gathering evidence of competency this week.
  Project 3 submission


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References

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


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the ‘Computer Survival Kit’ provided during orientation.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

Some equipment can be provided, e.g. DSLR cameras.

Students are encouraged to independently research to extend their skills using the library.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will practical tasks and projects.
Assessment tasks are:
Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks.
This course has 1 Summative Task. All assessment tasks must be completed/submitted to a satisfactory level – there will be opportunities to resubmit. You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Task 1: Photoshop exercises

Short exercises on software that form part of your feedback

Formative Task 2: Poster

Experiments in capturing and manipulating images and combining them with text to convey a feeling. Due week 11

Formative Task 3: Lino Print

Print making and the impact of materials on communication. Due week 17

Summative Task 1: Folio

All formative tasks plus the students’ choice of work from other classes are re-presented and incorporate any response to feedback. Due week 19 

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.

Feedback
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.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works


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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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