Course Title: Realise a creative project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6279C

Course Title: Realise a creative project

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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


This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction GRAP5337 Graphic design techniques and GRAP5339 Typography techniques.

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to organise and realise a creative project from the development of ideas to the creation of the work. The result may be creative work in any media.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project


1. Develop ideas for project work

Performance Criteria:

1.1Identify and analyse sources that inform ideas for work
1.2Explore ideas using visual representation and design tools
1.3Consider possible constraints, based on nature and purpose of work
1.4Challenge and play with ideas, and engage with others as requires
1.5 Refine and select options based on own analysis and communication with others


2. Organise the creative project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm the scope and objectives of the work in consultation with relevant people
2.2 Organise financial, physical and other resources
2.3 Evaluate safety considerations for the project
2.4 Consider options for documenting and recording work and the ideas and research that inform it
2.5 Document the production of work using selected approaches
2.6 Monitor the project workflow against the plan


3. Create finished work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Extend skills in manipulating selected materials, processes and technologies to fulfil project objectives
3.2 Critique work in progress and make adjustments as required
3.3 Apply safe work practices relevant to the chosen creative form


4. Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development, technical execution and professional potential
4.2 Identify areas for future improvement especially in terms of own skill development
4.3 Evaluate overall work process for efficiency and effectiveness
4.4 Seek input from others as required and respond positively

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
practical demonstrations
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

WeekLearning ProgramLearning elements
1Orientation and course introduction & Project 1CP 
2Pro: 2CP - Setting up Tumblr accounts for project initiation and process1
3Pro: 2CP - Stage1 - Organise a range of resources, research and reference materials for uploading1
4Pro: 2CP - Organise a range of resources, research and reference materials for uploading1
5Pro: 2CP - Document, collate and link sourced material with relevant commentary1
6Project 1CP - First Folio Week – Upload PDF to Blackboard for feedback 1-4
7Pro: 2CP - Stage 2 - Develop a range of ideas and approaches for the project’s outcome/s2
8Pro: 2CP - Develop a range of ideas and approaches for the project’s outcome/s2
9Pro: 2CP - Refine ideas and set parameters such as a project timeline for production2
10Pro: 2CP - Refine ideas and set parameters such as a project timeline for production2
          Mid - program break (1 week)
11Pro: 2CP - Stage 3 - Generate projects outcomes3
12Project 1CP - Folio Update Week – Upload PDF to Blackboard for feedback 1-4
13Pro: 2CP - Digitise or photograph project outcomes3
14Pro: 2CP - Digitise or photograph project outcomes3
Pro: 2CP - Refine and resolve final outcome/s3
16Pro: 2CP - Stage 4 - Evaluate and reflect on project’s process, production and outcomes4
17Pro: 2CP - Document final evaluation and reflection of project’s process, production and outcomes.4

Pro 1CP - Final Folio Week – Upload PDF to Blackboard for feedback and final assessment.
Submit Pro: 2CP for final assesment

19Assessment Week1-4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required.


A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.

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. 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 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.

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 tasks and projects.
The assessment tasks are:
Project 1 - folio submission - 3 stages 60%
Project 2 - Tumblr Blog project 40%
 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 stages 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 stages.

This course has 2 x Summative projects and online staged tasks, which must be completed.
You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Online tasks - A four stage series of blog entries on Tumblr that document the development of an independent project and uploading staged folio submissions to Blackboard
2 x projects (Summative) Project 1CP: The collation, conversion and presentation of the practical projects and tasks produced in all courses, into a digital portfolio (due in Week 18) @ 50%
                                         Project 2CP: The generation of a creative individual project, either as a conceptual or physical outcome/s (due in Week 18) @ 50%

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

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.

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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