Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5218

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Adinistration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The competency BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief is taught in the local class Design and Drawing 2.
This class focuses on the integration of the creative, communication and planning processes that support effective response to a design brief. The course will involve you researching and developing ideas, and developing concepts that are related to good visual design practice. You also learn how to present this information in the most effective way.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief


 1. Interpret design brief

 3. Liaise with client

2. Explore and develop design concept

4. Plan production of work

5. Complete production of work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to respond effectively to a design brief,
develop creative design projects and present the information in a relevant and effective manner.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class discussion, exercises presentations and practical projects.