Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
1. Plan drawing work
1.1 Explore drawing requirements with reference to relevant material and appropriate people when required
2. Experiment to represent ideas
2.1 Assess the capabilities of techniques, materials and equipment through exploration
3. Create drawings
3.1 Organise materials, tools and equipment for selected techniques
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
-group feedback and reflection
-teacher demonstration and presentation
Out of class activities may include, but are not limited to:
-independent project based work
|Week||Activities||Performance Criteria VART 6282C CUVACD301A||
|1||Library tour |
Introduction to drawing Program, Tasks and Drawing Journal reflecting knowledge of tasks, ideas and personal drawing practices.
Task 1 Line and contour-Ink-markers.
Introduction to OHS online
|2||Introduce the History and Theory of Design Program |
The history of the written word
Pictographic forms, In class exercise
Introduce research on your favourite designer
|3||Task 2: line, Structural Drawing. Pencil||1,2,3|
|4||Lecture 1: 1 -1907|
Modernist movements and their impacts on design:
Cubism/Futurism/Constructivism/Deconstruction Task 1: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in week 5
|Task 3 Line as form Cross Hatching |
Task 4: Line as form Bracelet shading
Review Drawing Journal
Hand in Task 1 Part b)
|6||1st Folio Review|
|7||Lecture 2: Art Deco & Art Nouveau 1860-1930 |
Task 2- Respond to lecture notes Critical Analysis in class
|8||Task 5: Cross contour- Mark making – Liner pen||1,2,3|
|9||Lecture 3: Modernist movements and their impacts on design De Stijl/ Minimalism/ Bauhaus Design 1917-39|
Task 3: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in week 10
Task 6: Water colour: Texture, Colour and Pattern- Mixed media
Mid Semester break
Lecture 4: Modernist movements and their impacts on design- Dada/ Surrealism / Pop/Pop Surrealism/Retro Chaos/Cyber Dada. 1917-2014
2nd Folio Review
Task 7: Light and Tone. Pastel/charcoal tonal Rub Back White Drawing on Black background. Grey Scale
|14||Lecture 5: The Decades of the 20C. 1950’s and 60’s|
Task 5/6 Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 17
Review work on favourite designer
Hand in Task 4 Part b)
|16||Public Holiday no class|
|17||Submit all Drawings and journal for assessment|
Lecture 6:1970’s and 80’s
Design Styles of the decades, Sustainability in design, Social Justice and Graphic Agitation
Task 7/8 Part a): Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 18
Hand in Task 5 Part b)
Any other outstanding tasks and extended research
Review work on favourite designer
Lecture 7: Decades of the 20C. 90’s -2000+
Submit all Drawings and journal for assessment. Continue any outstanding work on drawings, review of all drawing tasks
Submit all History worksheets that are outstanding
There are no prescribed texts
You are advised to look at the course my RMIT site for ongoing updated
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. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
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 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.
Summative Assessment tasks in this course are:
A folio of drawing tasks for VART 6282C CUVACD301A
1. Folio of tasks 1-8 , (week 1-15 there will be a formal review of all class work)
2. Journal project (Reviewed week 5 and 15)
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 both 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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
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
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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