Course Title: Finished Art Level 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: GRAP9399

Course ID: 020991

Course Title: Finished Art Level 2

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Program Code: C5069 - Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts)

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email: Annette.cook@rmit.edu.au


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

Pre-requisite: Finished Art level 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to produce manual and computer finished art from a designer’s brief or rough on time within budget.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS749 Finished Art Level 2

Performance Criteria:

1. Analyse a written or oral brief to develop finished art

1.1. Analyse a brief to extract the key features and visual
concepts
1.2. Identify project constraints
1.3. Obtain and analyse background information to assist with
understanding the brief
1.4. Translate visual concepts into finished art

2. Research relevant background information

2.1. Obtain information to assist with research
2.2. Discuss research to assist with understanding brief
2.3. Contextualise research information to assist with initiating
ideas which may be developed into finished art

3. Experiment with drawing equipment, grounds and media to
produce camera read/print ready artwork

3.1. Demonstrate the correct use of drawing tools and
equipment
3.2. Apply drawing design and typography skills
3.3. Produce artwork using an extensive range of specialised
tools and equipment
3.4. Check own work
3.5. Use special processes and techniques to produce artwork

4. Produce manual finished art ready for print

4.1. Demonstrate the correct choice of media and grounds
4.2. Explain the methods used for registration and trim marks
4.3. Identify the characteristics of correctly prepared art work
that is ready for print
4.4. Prepare finished artwork in required format
4.5. Prepare required documentation to accompany finished
artwork
4.6. Compare finished artwork with the initial concept proposal
4.7. Compare the finished artwork with the initial brief

5. Produce a computer generated finished art ready for print

5.1. Differentiate between colour processes
5.2. Differentiate between printing processes
5.3. Explain why you have to evaluate artwork for density,
definition and resolution
5.4. Demonstrate the processes involved in correcting density,
definition and resolution
5.5. Define output device
5.6. Apply postscript
5.7. Compile files from relevant software
5.8. Check pre press proof
5.9. Check digital quality
5.10. Archive files
5.11. Back up files
5.12. Manage files, fonts, memory and the network

6. Prepare a workplan schedule and budget for a project

6.1. Prepare a project workplan timeline based on project
activities
6.2. Draft a budget for a project
6.3. Develop specification requirements for the finished artwork

7. Use computer software packages to produce camera ready
artwork appropriate to a brief

7.1 Explore through experimentation various software packages
to produce camera ready artwork
7.2 Store and retrieve artwork on computer systems


Learning Outcomes


1. Analyse a written or oral brief to develop finished art
2. Research relevant background information
3. Experiment with drawing equipment, grounds and media to produce camera read/print ready artwork
4. Produce manual finished art ready for print
5. Produce a computer generated finished art ready for print
6. Prepare a workplan schedule and budget for a project
7. Use computer software packages to produce camera ready artwork appropriate to a brief


Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with ICPPP21CA (Produce a typographic image), ICPPP21DA (Compose and evaluate typography), ICPPP52BA (Output images to film and paper), VBS750 (Finished art level 3) and CUVDSP02A (Develop self as designer) will be referred to as Finished Art & Typography.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare electronic files for pre-press processing.
Activities could include:
• Research
• Computer based research
• Computer based design
• Industry driven briefs
• Presentations


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTPERF CRITERIA
SEM 1  
1Orientation Week 
2Sessions A & B - Music Festival
Session D - RACV brochure & form
Session C - Class exercises – Photoshop
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
3Sessions A & B - Music Festival
Session D - RACV brochure & form
Session C - Class exercises – Photoshop
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
4Sessions A & B - Music Festival
Session D - RACV brochure & form
Session C - Class exercises – Photoshop
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
5 Sessions A & B - Music Festival
Session D - RACV brochure & form Session C - Class exercises – Photoshop + Brief One – Feature Article and Illustration
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
6 Sessions A & B & D- Music Festival
RACV brochure & form DUE
Session C – Feature Article and Illustration
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
7 Sessions A, B & D- Music Festival
Session C – Feature Article and Illustration
Feature Illustration Presentation
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
8 Sessions A, B & D Beer packaging
Music Festival DUE + presentation
Session C – Feature Article and Illustration
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
9 Sessions A, B & D Beer packaging
Session C – Feature Article and Illustration + Book Cover
Feature Illustration DUE
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
10 Sessions A, B & D Beer packaging
Session C – Book Cover
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
11 Sessions A, B & D Beer packaging
Session C – Book Cover
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
12 Sessions A, B & D Beer packaging
Session C – Book Cover
Book Cover Presentation
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
13 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Logo, Style Manual, Stationery
Session C – Book Cover + Photo retouching
Beer packaging DUE + presentation
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
14 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Logo, Style Manual, Stationery
Session C – Book Cover + Photo retouching
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
15 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Logo, Style Manual, Stationery + Intro to Annual Report
Session C – Book Cover + Photo retouching
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
16 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Logo, Style Manual, Stationery + Annual Report
Session C – Book Cover
 VBS749 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
17 Folio week
Master logo & stationery DUE + presentation
Book Cover DUE
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 3, 4)
18 Tutorial Week - International Students 
SEM 2  
1 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Annual Report
Session C - Fashion Brief
Style Manual DUE
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
2 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Annual Report
Session C - Fashion Brief
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
3 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Annual Report
Session C - Fashion Brief
Fashion Brief Presentation
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
4 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Annual Report
Session C - Fashion Brief
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
5 Sessions A & B & D Corporate ID - Annual Report
Session C - Fashion Brief
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
6 Sessions A & B & D Paper Sampler
Session C - Fashion Brief
Annual Report DUE
Digital presentation of Style Manual and Annual Report
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
7 Sessions A & B & D Paper Sampler
Session C - Fashion Brief
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
8 Sessions A & B & D Paper Sampler
Session C - Fashion Brief
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
9 Sessions A & B & D Paper Sampler
Session C - Fashion Brief
Fashion Brief DUE
Paper Sampler DUE
 VBS750 (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), ICPPP21CA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP21DA (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4), ICPPP52BA (Elements 1, 2), CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
10 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
11 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
12 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
13 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
14 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
15 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
16 Extended Practical Work Placement
Final Exhibition Organisation
 CUVDSP02A (Elements 1, 2, 3, 4)
17 Folio Week 
18 Tutorial Week –
International Students
 

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

TBC


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be as follows:
- Exercises
- Practical projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress for each submission.
A final graded assessment will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.

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, SOSK 5155 Develop self as a designer.


Assessment Tasks

Music Festival Promotion (Sessions B & C)
RACV Brochure (Session D)
Feature Illustration (Session A)
Beer Packaging (Sessions B, C & D)
Book Cover (Session A)
Corporate ID, Logo, Style Manual, Stationary (Sessions B, C & D)
Fashion Brief (Session A)
Annual Report (Sessions B, C & D)
Paper Sampler (Sessions B, C & D)

• Most briefs are evenly weighted and the marks will be averaged out at the completion of the unit.

Other Information

Attendance
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.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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