Course Title: Implement design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART5937C

Course Title: Implement design solutions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 58079

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit of competency is delivered in the class Design and Drawing 1.

This design course delivers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage and then to the final stage
Students will develop software skills in After Effects and Indesign. Many of the Software tutorials will be delivered online. The course will have a strong emphasis on creativity, and developing conceptual skills related
to good design practice. The Assessment tasks are based on the course competencies, student will need to complete all the required assessments in order to pass. Students will require a visual diary for this course.

This unit is co-delivered with Create Digital Visual Effects CUFANM402A, and assessed independently.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES501A Implement design solutions


1. Organise resources for realising the design solution

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Conferm the nature & scope of the proposed design solution
1.2 Research resources required for developing the design concept to implementation stage
1.3 Investigate different factors that impact on the selection and use of resources
1.4 Select and prepare resources based on research and other legislative or organisational requirements


2. Test the design solution

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Experiment with a range of different techniques & processes to test the design solution
2.2 Evaluate, challenge and refine testing processes
2.3 Gain input and feedback from key stakeholders during the testing process
2.4 Accurately document outcomes of testing
2.5 Select final design solution based on outcomes of testing
and input from others.


3. Develop the prototype or model

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Create prototype or model based on agreed approaches
3.2 Where appropriate, select and organise materials, tools
and equipment according to chosen design solution
3.3 Expose model or prototype to quality checks and ongoing
analysis, enhancement and refinement
3.4 Compare completed prototype or model against identified
needs and other considerations and make adjustments as required


4. Present the prototype or model

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify Key Stake holders to whom the design should be presented
4.2 Select appropriate format for presentation based on
nature of the audience and design
4.3 Present prototype or model in a way that optimises clarity,
conciseness and appeal

Learning Outcomes

You learn to use industry standard software and the course has a strong emphasis on creativity, while developing conceptual skills related to design.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of
•Class exercises
•Practical demonstrations
• class presentations
•group discussion
•online research
•Independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•site visits (observations) Gallery Visits
•studio practice

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

Course guide, Assessment tasks & Rubrix
Professional Practice Visit to a Gallery

Element 1

Week 2

Formative Task 01 Web Search & Presentation
The design principle of Hierarchy
Indesign ,interface, Master Pages
Formative Task 01 Web Search & Presentation due

Element 1,2,3

Week 3

Design principle of Balance
Formative Task 02 Design Drawing (The figure) due
Indesign working with frames

Element 1,2,3

Week 4

Class Presentation Assignment Design Studio

Formative Task 03 Class presentation due

Element 4

Week 5

Design principle of Unity
Design Drawing (the figure)
After Effects Animating Type

Element 1,2,3

Week 6

Design principle Proximity
Design Drawing (The figure)
After Effects Puppet tool

Element 1,2

Week 7

Design principle Rhythm
Design Drawing (The figure)
After effects Nesting layers
Present Storyboard & Animatic for Animatic for song

Element 1,2,3

Week 8

Design principle Colour (colour theory)
Design Drawing (The figure)
After Effect 3D Cameras

Element 1,2,3

Week 9

Studio Practice Class
Work on Animated song

Element 1

Week 10

Hand in and present Summative Assessment Task 01 Animated Song for assessment and review
Design principle Harmony
After Effects precomposting

Element 1,2,3

Week 11

Design Principle focal point
After Effects pickwick & motion tracking

Element  1,2,3

Week 12

Design principle Emphasis
After Effects Rotoscoping

 Element 1,2,3

Week 13

Design principle Variety
After Effect Motion Tracker
Present Storyboard & Animatic for Animated ebook

Element   1,2,3

Week 14

Studio Practice class

Element  1

Week 15

Work on Assessment Task 03 Animated e book
Present work on screen for feedback and review

Element 1,2,3

Week 16

Hand in and Present Summative assessment task 02 Animated ebook
for Assessment and review

Element 4

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Foundations of Art and Design
Allen Pipes The elements of color
Johannes Itten, Faber Birren


Drawing on the right side of the brain
Betty Edwards

Other Resources (Indesign) (After Effects)

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.

Assessment Tasks

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 in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

1 Web Search (Due wk 2)
2 Design Drawing (Due wk 3)
3 Class Presentation Design Studio (Due Wk 4)

1 Animated song (Due wk 10)
2 Animated ebook (Due wk 16)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.
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Other Information


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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
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Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
These committees promote the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The Course Assessment Committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University.

Student Feedback&#8232;

Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees&#8232; 

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