Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: GRAP5338C

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ann Langusch

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:ann.langusch@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ruth Lyon

ruth.lyon@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 GRAP5336 Integrate colour theory.

Course Description

In this course you will research and apply techniques for illustrative work. This will include developing drawing skills and the technical skills required to develop them into themed illustrations. The illustrations would be developed in the context of a commercial application.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVILL401A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Element:

1. Interpret briefs for illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret the specifications of illustration briefs

1.2 Take user or client requirements into account when making decisions about illustrative work

1.3 Clarify issues about specifications, parameters and constraints with relevant people as required
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to briefs
 

Element:

2. Organize resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify resources required for the development of illustrative work, including work space, materials, tools and equipment
2.2 Prepare and care for resources according to requirements
2.3 Follow storage and inventory procedures

Element:

3. Test design approaches for illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce preliminary visual representations
3.2 Identify possible illustrative approaches and establish criteria for selecting final approach
3.3 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment and test approaches and techniques
3.4 Evaluate testing processes against criteria and select the approach that best meets the requirements of briefs
3.5 Critique own work and seek feedback as required
3.6 Refine and accurately document the illustrative approach based on testing processes

Element:

4. Produce illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Create illustrations using the selected approach
4.2 Respond positively to feedback and refine illustrative work as required
4.3 Present finished work within agreed work parameters


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

Learning activities will take place in a studio and on own computer . You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities will include:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion and participation
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out of class activities will include:
 independent research for specific design tasks/excursions
independent project based work
Gallery visits/Conferences may be included as part of research


Teaching Schedule

Certificate IV in Design Acceleretated July commencement will follow the following schedule:

VART 6282C Produce Drawings to communicate ideas and  GRAP 5338C Research and apply techniques for illustrative work are delivered in combination.

 Week Timetable of ActivitiesPerformance Criteria VART 6282C CUVACD301APerformance Criteria for CUVILL401A GRAP 5338C
   1 Task 1: Introduction to drawing
Preparation of folio.
Line and contour – Ink-markers. Taking inspiration from linear forms.
Introduction to Drawing Project 1. Resourcing media and techniques in relation to a concept.
Drawing Journal
1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5  
   2 Task 2: line, Structural Drawing.
Pencil, pen, fine liner
 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5
   3 Task 3: Cross contour
Mark making - Grades of graphite pencils
 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5 
   4 Task 4: Mark making - Mixed media water-colour
Cross hatching
 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5 
   5 Task 5: Water colour Texture and shape Fabric and cane. (Review all drawing work)1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5  
   6 Task 5: Water colour Texture and shape Fabric and cane. (Review all drawing work)1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5  3,4
   7 Task 6: Bracelet Shading. 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5 
   8 Task 7: Light and Tone. Pastel/charcoal tonal scale
Rub Back White Drawing on Black background. Grey Scale
 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5 
   9 Task 8: Perspective Drawing Review Folios for assessment 1.1-.4,2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5 3,4
 10Illustration focus
Formative Task 1: 2013 Sign (Experiment with illustrative techniques to resolve this sign)
 1.1-2 1,2
 11Continue Formative Task 1: 2013 Sign (Experiment with illustrative techniques to resolve this sign)
 
   1,2,3
 12

Introduce Summative Project 1: Self portrait using history, a play or film. Media - collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself.
Hand in 2013 for review

Review formative task, all students to participate in review of all class work

  1,2,3,4
 13

Complete any anomalies in task 1

Continue work on Self portrait using history, a play or film. Media - collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself.

Produce colour swatches for presentation of "Self Portrat"

  1,2,3,4
 14Continue work on Self portrait using history, a play or film. Media - collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself.
 
1.1-2 1,2
 15Continue independently work on:
Self portrait using history, a play or film. Media - collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself.
 
  1,2,3
 16

Hand in Project 1 for review

Introduce Summative Project 2

Scraperboard Post card or flyer

  1,2,3,4
 17Continue work on Scraperboard Post card or flyer
Act on any feedback from assessment of Project 1
  1,2,3,4
 18Continue work on Scraperboard Post card
Act on any feedback from assessment of Project 1
1.1-21,2
 19Continue work on Scraperboard  1,2,3,4
 20Hand in work on Project 2 Scraperboard  1,2,3,4

 

 

 

 

Certificate 4 (1 year) course will undertake the following timetable of activities

Week NoTimetable of ActivitiesPerformance Criteria
1Illustration Techniques
Formative
Task 1: 2013 Sign (Experiment with illustrative techniques to resolve this sign)
1,2
2Continue Formative Task
Task 1: 2013 Sign (Experiment with illustrative techniques to resolve this sign)
1,2,3
3Formative
Task 2: Collage with context
hand in 2013 for review
 
1,2,3
4Formative
Task 2: Collage with context
 
1,2,3,4
5Review both formative tasks, all students to participate in review of all class work
Complete any anomalies in tasks 1 and 2
 
1,2,3,4
6Introduce Project 1
Self portrait using Historical Play, film as the themes using illustrative techniques, collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself as the character
Continue Task 2: Collage with context
Review all Formative tasks
 
1,2,3,4
7Continue work on:
Self portrait using Historical Play, film as the thems using illustrative techniques, collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself as the character
 
1,2,3,4
8Continue work on:
Self portrait using Historical Play, film as the thems using illustrative techniques, collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself as the character
 
9Continue work on:
Self portrait using Historical Play, film  as the thems using illustrative techniques, collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself as the character
 
1,2,3
10 Submit for assessment Summative Project 1:
Self portrait using Historical Play, film as the thems using illustrative techniques, collage, montage and relief imagery to present an impression of yourself as the character
 
1,2,3,4
11Introduce summative Project 2
Scraperboard Post card
Act on any feedback from assessment of Project 1
 
1,2,3,4
12Continue work on Scraperboard1,2,3
13Continue work on Scraperboard1,2,3
14Continue work on Scraperboard1,2,3,4
15Submit Project 2 : Scraperboard and any other outstanding project work3,4
No classAssessment 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are No prescibed texts


References

Students to be aware of all online and other references relevant to the tasks and projects

Studnets will be directed to Blackboard for such notices


Other Resources

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.
Students will require a USB to upload work onto to my desk top or external hard drive.


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 include practical tasks and projects.
The assessment tasks are:
Project 1 45%
Project 2 45%
Project 3 10%

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


Assessment Tasks

Certificate 4 in design (full year) students will complete the following assessment tasks:

Formative Task 1: Experimental media lyrical typography using illustrative techniques(Class work and review) Due Week 3

Formative Task 2: Experimental collage Mixed Media(Class work with review) Due Week 6

Summative Project 1: Preparation and illustrative techniques applied to a self portrait as a major character in a play or film. Illustrations to be used collaboratively in Introduction to Graphic Design unit. Due Week 10

Summative Project 2: Illustrative techniques using scraper boards applied to promotional material for a Zoo or Animal Sanctuary. Due Week 15

 

Certificate IV in Design Accelerated July commencement will complete the following assessment tasks:

1. 8 Studio Drawing tasks using a range of materials and techniques that may communicate a concept or idea

Review week 6 and assessment due week 9 (Drawing)

2. Formative Task 1: Experimental media lyrical typography using illustrative techniques(Class work and review) Due Week 12 (Illustration)

3. Summative Project 1: Preparation and illustrative techniques applied to a self portrait as a major character in a play or film. Illustrations to be used collaboratively in Introduction to Graphic Design unit. Due week 17

4. Summative Project 2: Illustrative techniques using scraper boards applied to promotional material for a Zoo or Animal Sanctuary. Due week 20

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 Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC Competency with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
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 gain the competency.


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

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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