Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
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
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Nominal Hours: 80
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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, workshop or classroom using
industry standard tools and resources. You will complete in class tasks and independent
In class activities will include:
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• analysis/critique design styles and constructs
Out of class activities will include:
This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with VART 6268 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
|Week||Learning Activities|| Performance |
|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.
|2||Introduce the History and Theory of Design Program |
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 3.
|3||Task 2: line, Structural Drawing. Pencil ||1,2|
Lecture 2: Art Deco & Art Nouveau 1860-1930
Reminder that all students must have a designer or design area in mind for research
|5||Task 3 and 4: Line as form Cross Hatching and Bracelet shading -Fine liner|
Review drawings and journal
Excursion Melbourne CBD:
|7||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
|8||Review Week Tutorial: Catch up any outstanding drawings, journal and or history. Review all work to date. Students who are complete with their work can work on their electronic portfolio.|
Research on a designer review
|9||Lecture 4: Modernist movements and their impacts on design- Dada/ Surrealism / Pop/Pop Surrealism/Retro Chaos/Cyber Dada. 1917-2014|
Task 4: Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 11
Submit Task 3 Part b)
|11||Lecture 5: The Decades of the 20C. 1950’s and 60’s|
Task 5 Part a) Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 12
Submit Task 4 Part b)
|12||Task 6: Water colour: Texture, Colour and Pattern- Mixed media|
Review all drawings and complete any drawings outstanding and journal entries
|13||Lecture 6: and 1970’s and 80’s|
Design Styles of the decades, Sustainability in design, Social Justice and Graphic Agitation
Task 6 Part a): Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Further research to be handed in Week 13
Submit Task 5 Part b)
Task 7: Light and Tone. Pastel/charcoal tonal Rub Back White Drawing on Black background. Grey Scale
|16||Lecture 7: Decades of the 20C. 90’s -2000+|
Task 7 Part a): Respond to lecture in class
Part b) Hand in remaining lecture task 6
Workshop any outstanding research
Submit Task 6 Part b)
Submit Research on a designer
|17||Review all outstanding work for both Drawing and design theory|
Submit Task 7 Part b)
Task 8: Perspective Drawing
Submit all Drawings and journal for assessment. Continue any outstanding work on drawings, review of all drawing tasks
There are none required
You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
Meggs, Philip B, 2010, Megg’s history of graphic design, Wiley and son, Hoboken.
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. http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc
Students will require a USB to upload work onto to my desk top or external hard drive. You will require the drawing equipment as outlined in the tool kit list.
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 to an overall competent level.
Task 1-7 - In class work sheets (due at a designated date after class delivery)
Project 1 - Drawing Tasks 1-8(due on dates of classwork)
Project 2 - Drawing Journal (Research and applications of trechniques, skills and use of different materials for own personal drawing concepts)
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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
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
Late Submission & Extensions
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor.
Extension form link – Application for extension of time
On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your overall grade for each assessment task.
The following adjustments for late submission will be made: Grades will be reduced by 10% for each day (or part thereof), for the first two days. If submissions are three days or more late, the work will only be assessed as a pass or fail – it will not be graded. Submissions seven days or more late should still be handed in, however they will not be assessed and will be kept as a record only.
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