Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART6282C

Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Lyon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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 in conjunction with GRAP5305 History and theory of design.

Course Description

In this course you will explore the diverse application of drawing to communicate ideas. This will include developing drawing skills and confidence to communicate design concepts for objects, processes or spaces. Drawings may be for personal use or for presentation in exhibitions, for concept roughs or publications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas


2. Experiment to represent ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the capabilities of techniques, materials and equipment through exploration
2.2 Select approaches that best suit the purpose of drawings and their presentationcontext
2.3 Follow safety procedures for particular techniques, materials and equipment


1. Plan drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explore drawingrequirementswith reference to relevant reference material and appropriate people when required
1.2 Identify factorsthat may impact on how drawing work is undertaken
1.3 Gather information about drawing techniques, materials and equipment from a range of sourcesand determine how they may be used to communicate ideas
1.4 Evaluate information for its application to specific drawing briefs


3. Create drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise materials, tools and equipment for selected techniques
3.2 Produce preliminary drawings and discuss their effectiveness with relevant people
3.3 Finalise drawings, incorporating feedback on work in progress as required
3.4 Preparedrawings for the presentation context

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 using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities may include, but are not limited to:
teacher directed group activities/projects
teacher tutorial
group feedback and reflection
teacher demonstration and presentation

Out of class activities may include, but are not limited to:
independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

WeekActivitiesPerformance Criteria
1Task 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.
Select Drawing Major Drawing Project
Drawing Journal
2Task 2: line, Structural Drawing.
Pencil, pen, marker
3Task 3: Cross contour
Mark making - Grades of graphite pencils
4Public Holiday MondayTask 4: Mark making - Mixed media watercolour
Cross hatching


Task 5: Water colour Texture and shape Fabric and cane. (Review all drawing work)3.3,3.4
Term Break  
6Task 6: Bracelet Shading.
Review Major Drawing Project 1
7Task 6: Bracelet Shading continued or bracelet shading continued1,2
8Task 7: Light and Tone. Pastel/charcoal tonal1,2
9Task 8: Rub Back White Drawing on Black background. Grey Scale1,2,3

AGIdeas Conference 1,2,3 May

(No drawing class)

11Task 9: Near, nearer and nearest1,2,3
12Task 10: Perspective Drawing1,2,3
13Workshop Drawing Project 11,2,3
14Submit Drawing Project 1 for review
Continue any outstanding work on drawings, review of all drawing tasks
15Continue any outstanding work on drawings1,2,3
16Submit for assessment3.3,3.4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no precribed texts


You are advised to look at the course my RMIT site for ongoing updated

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialized facilities and
relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
Drawing items from the Material Kit and those materials supplied in class
purchased through the Student Material Fee.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and tasks including drawing tasks and a major drawing project.
Assessment tasks are:
1. Folio of drawing tasks 70%
2. Journal 30%

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment and have a satisfactory outcome in the summative assessments.
Assessment tasks in this course include:

A folio of drawing tasks

A major drawing Project

A sketchbook/journal

1.Folio of tasks, week 1-11

2.Project1/Submission week 15 (reviewed week 5)

3.Sketchbook/submission week 16-17

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:

Grade Description
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 from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

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.

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 (unresolved)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students 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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