Course Title: Develop self as designer

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5069

Course Title: Develop self as designer

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This is a professional practice course which covers the development of technical and conceptual skills required to work as a practising designer. It also deals with communicating effectively and working strategically to achieve planned outcomes as a designer.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP02A Develop self as designer


Acquire and develop technical skills

Develop conceptual skills and ideas

Develop own voice

Evaluate own work

Research work opportunities

Learning Outcomes

1 Acquire and develop technical skills
2 Develop conceptual skills and ideas
3 Develop own voice
4 Evaluate own work
5 Research work opportunities

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be as follows:
- Research projects
- Practical projects
- Presentations

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and upon the submission of each project.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate competence in all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.

This course is co-assessed with MANU 5733 Produce a typographic image, MANU 5734 Compose & evaluate typography, MANU 5735 Output images to film and paper, GRAP 9399 Finished Art 2, GRAP 9400 Finished Art 3.