Course Title: Research and apply the history and theory of design to design practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: GRAP5149C

Course Title: Research and apply the history and theory of design to design practice

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5177 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Jo Beckerleg

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4211

Course Contact Email:joanne.beckerleg@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 65

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse the history and theory of design for application to design practice. You will be able to identify the various design styles and trends from classicism to modern design and interpret them into a visual merchandising environment by way of themeing events to window displays.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP04A Research and apply the history and theory of design and design practice

Element:

Link research to design practice

Performance Criteria:

Critically evaluate information in the context of current design practice and philosophy

Assess ways in which aspects of design history and theory may be adapted, challenged for current practice

Develop positions in relation to design history and theory to inform current practice

Element:

Research design history and theory

Performance Criteria:

Identify relevant sources of information on design history and theory

Use formal and informal research techniques appropriately to access information

Organise research materials and findings for current and future use in design practice by self and others in a manner which facilitates easy access and cross-referencing

Element:

Update and maintain knowledge of design trend

Performance Criteria:

Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of design trends and developments

Incorporate and integrate knowledge into design activities


Learning Outcomes


1. Research design history and theory
2. Link research to design practice
3. Update and maintain knowledge of design trend


Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable this competency will be referred to as History.

You will be able to identify the various design styles and trends from classicism to modern design and interpret them into a visual merchandising environment by way of themeing events to window displays.

Activities may include:
• Sourcing
• Design
• Illustrate
• Presentations
• Research


Teaching Schedule

SCHEDULE
WEEKCLASS CONTENTPERF.CRITERIA
1-  14 Feb


Introduction of course content

 

 
2-  21 Feb

Classicism Brief (1)

 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
3- 28 Feb

Medieval Brief (2)
Hand in Classicism

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
4- 7 MarResearch
 
5- 14 Mar

Baroque Brief (3)
Hand in Medieval

 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

6- 21 Mar

Early 20th Century (4)

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
7- 28 Mar Art Deco (5)
Hand in early 20th Century
2.1, 2.3, 2.3
3.1, 3.2
8- 4 April




5-11 Holidays

Research


9- 18 April

Surrealism (6)
Hand in Art Deco

 2.1, 2.3, 2.3
3.1, 3.2
10- 25 April Research  ANZAC DAY 
11- 2 May

 ’50s (7)

 2.1, 2.3, 2.3
3.1, 3.2
 12- 9 May Research 
13- 16 May ’60s (8)
Hand in Surrealism
 2.1, 2.3, 2.3
3.1, 3.2
14- 23 MayResearch 
15- 30 May

Research
Hand in ’50s

 
16- 6 June

 

’70s

Hand in ’60s 

 

 2.1, 2.3, 2.3
3.1, 3.2
   
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

TBC


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

• Group presentations
• Research project
• Developing project brief
• Report writing


Assessment Tasks

Brief 1 Classicism
Brief 2 Medieval
Brief 3 Baroque
Brief 4 Early 20th Century
Brief 5 Art Deco
Brief 6 Surrealism
Brief 7 50’s
Brief 8 60’s
Brief 9 70’s
Brief 10 80’s
Brief 11 90’s
Brief 12 Bollywood
Brief 13 2000’s
• All briefs assessments will be averaged out at the completion of the unit.


Assessment Matrix

Course grading

HD High Distinction 80-100% competency achieved
DI Distinction 70-79% competency achieved
CR Credit 60-69% competency achieved
PA Pass (higher grading available) 50-59% competency achieved
PX Pass (no higher grading available) N/A competency achieved
NN Fail 0-49% not yet competent
• Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester
• Students must pass all assessment tasks in order to pass this course

• Attendance
The major learning experience involves class interaction, lectures and field trips. 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.

• 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 the work on the basis of authentication issues.

• Late submissions
Late submissions may be considered at the teacher’s discretion, provided that:
a. A medical certificate has been produced; or
b. 48 hours notice is given re the inability to meet the nominated deadline; or
c. Special consideration forms have been completed.
Late submissions must be in consultation with the teacher and penalties may occur.
This is aligned with standard visual merchandising industry practice.

• Students may be permitted to resubmit work upon application with course teacher.

• Course guide is subject to change in relation to industry demands and availability.

Other Information

PLEASE NOTE: The internet is not the only source of information to be used, if it appears that is the case, work will be asked to be resubmitted.

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