Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6317C

Course Title: Produce drawings to communicate ideas

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Program Administration Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4585

Course Contact Email:josiane.mueller@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 58079
Email:  p.kennedy@rmit.edu.au
 

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.
People working in many industries apply the skills and knowledge in this unit.
Ideas for communication are diverse and may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, or movement sequences for performances or screen productions. Drawings may be for personal use or for presentation in exhibitions, tender bid proposals or publications. Drawing may be electronic or hand drawn.
At this level, the individual would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.

Students will learn Vector graphic software skills and design drawing skills based on the principles and elements for design to prepare students to a diploma level
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Element:

1. Plan drawing work

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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 presentation context
2.3 Follow safety procedures for particular techniques, materials and equipment

Element:

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 Prepare drawings 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 consist of
Concept Drawings

  • Class exercises
  • Practical demonstrations and online software tutorials Lynda.com tutorials
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • online research and weekly blogs
  • Independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Gallery Visits
  • studio practice
  • workshopping’ of student projects
  • peer group assessment activities
  • You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings.


Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

Week 1
Class Introductions / present Course guide
Visit to National Gallery of Victoria

Element 1

Week 2
Design Drawing plein air
Drawing materials
Illustrators Interface & the Pen Tool class exercise

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 3
Design Drawing Formative Task 01 portrait
Illustrator layers

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 4
Design Drawing still life Cross Hatching
Illustrator the type tool

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 5
Formative Assessment Task 02 class presentation Artist Due
Formative task 03 Web search and presentation
Hand out Summative Assessment 01 Folio of drawings

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 6
Design drawing the figure Antiquity
Illustrator Gradients & Gradient mesh tool

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 7
Design Drawing figure drawing & proportion the female figure
Illustrator Parth finder Pallet

Element 1, 2, 3


Week 8
Design Drawing figure drawing & proportion the male figure
Illustrator Swatches

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 9
Design Drawing the figure drawings in motion
Studio practice class

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 10
Formative Assessment Task 04 Folio of Drawings is due
Summative Assessment Task 1 handed out to the class Vector Graphic Eposter Design

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 11
Design Drawing One & two Point Perspective
Illustrator Guides & perspective tool

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 12
Design Drawing based on nature
Three point perspective
Illustrator 3D effects

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 13
Design Drawing based on colour theory & the colour wheel
Work on and present work in progress Summative Assessment 1

Element 1, 2, 3

Week 14
Design Drawing zoological
Work on and present work in progress Summative Assessment 1


Element 1, 2, 3

Week 15
Studio class 

Element 1, 2, 3


Week 16
Present and submit Summative Assessment vector graphic poster for Assessment & Review

Element 2,3

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Mainstreams of modern art
John Canaday
Drawing on the right side of the brain
Betty Edwards
The elements of colour
Johannes Itten
 


Other Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_elements_and_principles
http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
www.agda.com.au
www.artsconnect.com.au
http://www.leewallat.com/
 


Overview of Assessment

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, a major project
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative
1 Design Drawing (Due wk 1)


2 Class Presentation Artist (Due Wk 5)


3 Web Search (Due wk 2)


4 Folio of five best drawings (Due wk 10)


5 Vector graphic Poster (Due wk 16)
 

 

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Rubric CriteriaNot Yet Competent.Competent
1 Concept

• Conceptual Skills
• Creative skills
• Layout Skills
• Concept drawings presented
• Visual aesthetics
& Refinement
• Refined image quality
• Original use Visual style
& Composition
 

 • Poor quality design work did not meet the standard
•Unfinished or non vector graphic designs.
Inadequate research material.
•Too few or no concept sketches
•Failure to present work in progress for screening
Did not solve the required design problem to a standard as deemed a Pass.
• Design work not or partly competed
 
 •Visualization and concepts skills were presented to a competent standard
•Adequately finished designs out
•Some creativity & visual
aesthetic
• Refined image quality
• Original Visual style
& Composition in the final artwork
 
2 Design

• A creative and refined design aesthetic.
• A Considered use of style and composition
• Design clearly communicates and has a visual balance.
• Solved the design problem within the time fame.
• Evidence of research & concept designs.
• Designs presented in class.
• Design work competed.
 

• Poor quality design work did not meet the standard
•Unfinished or non vector graphic designs.
Inadequate research material.
•Too few or no concept sketches
•Failure to present work in progress for screening
Did not solve the required design problem to a standard as deemed a Pass.
• Design work not or partly competed
 
 • Design & visual work in progress & in the early stages.
•The designs were communicated with adequate clarity and understanding of the requirements to achieve it.
•Sufficient research material
•An adequate number of design sketches .
•Satisfactory evidence of concept development.
• Sufficient design work in progress for the required project
• Design work competed to a competent standard
 
 3 Build

•Technical skills
• Software Skills
• Project /design work Flow
• Projects dimensions & graphic file formats.
 

 
• Lack of or poor technical skills
• Lack of Software skills
• Poor project workflow
• Incorrect dimensions & vector graphic format
 
 • Some developing software & technical skills of a standard to be assessed as competent
• Good design project workflow
• Correct dimensions & vector graphic format
 

 4 Planning & Overall Engagement

•Planning & self management skills
• Well presented, correct format, neat presentation, clear and neat labeling
• Planning skills with in the time frame
All, files clearly named
Presented with confidence
• Showed work in progress
• Attention to detail.
 

• Poor or little planning & self management skills
• Poorly presented, incorrect, labeling
•Poor Planning skills with in the time frame
• Not all files clearly named
• Little attention to detail 
 
 Planning & overall engagement skills of a good standard
Satisfactory digital asset management
•Competent design workflow
• Some attention to detail
Presented with confidence
• Showed work in progress
 
 5 Finish
• Presented on screen
• Presentation submitted
• All Files submitted
• Correct file format
• Timely

 

 •Unfinished or incomplete submission
• Did not meet the deadline
• Did not submit or meet the deadline
• Did not present
 • Design Work completed to a good Standard
•Met the deadline
• Presented on the required date to a good standard to be deemed as competent
• All • Allles submitted
• Correct file format
• Timely
 

 

TitleProduce drawings to communicate ideas

 

RMIT Code

VART6318C

 

National code

CUVACD301A  

    
ASSESSMENT TASKElements/PCsRequired knowledge4Required skills2               Critical Aspects of evidence2          
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Formative

1 Design drawings task

1-31-51-31-2               1 
 2 Class presentation Artist 3  1-2   
3 Web search  and Presentation   1,3,4   
4 Folio of five completed drawings1-41-31.41 1-2 

Summative

1 Vector graphic poster

 1-31-51-3 1-2 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experiences involve research tasks, presentations, discussion, collaborative drawing tasks and individual drawing tasks. 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.

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.

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


Work Placement:

It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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