Course Title: Implement design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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 Confirm 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
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion
•online research and weekly Blogs
•Independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•site visits (observations) Gallery Visits
•studio practice
•workshoping’ of student projects
•peer group assessment activities
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings.

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

Present course guide /Class Introductions & Interview
Visit to a gallery

Element 1

Week 2

Design Drawing Formative Task 1 Design element line & shape - Due
Formative task 02 Class Presentation Designer handed out to the class
Illustrator Interface & Pen Tool

Element 2,3

Week 3

Design Drawing portrait
Illustrator layers & pen tools
Introduction to typography

Element 2,3

Week 4

Formative Assessment Task 02 Web Search & Presentation - Due
Design Drawing Letterform positive & negative
Illustrator type Tool
Type families

Element 2,3

Week 5

Formative Assessment Task 3 Due Class Presentation Designer - Due
Summative Assessment Task 01 (part A) handed out to the class Business card/logo

Element 2

Week 6

Design drawing task letterform & scale & presentation
llustrator Pathfinder Pallet
Vector Graphic Logos Designs

Element 2,3

Week 7

Design Drawing task letterform & colour
Gradient tool & type categories


Element 2,3


Week 8

Design Drawing Letterform one point perspective
Illustrator Swatches & Gradient Mesh

Element 2,3


Week 9

Studio class
Students are to work on logo and Business card Assessment Task


Element 2,3

Week 10

Summative Task 01 (part A) Assessment Logo & Business card - Due
Summative Assessment Task (part B) presented to the class eposter Design

Element ,3 ,4

Week 11

Design drawing two point perspective
Illustrator guides , perspective grids & masks
Defining a perspective grid

Element 2,3



Week 12

Copyright in the Design industries
Design Drawing task three point perspective & presentation
Ilustrator 3D Effects

Element 2,3

Week 13

Studio class Work on and present work in progress Summative Assessment Task 01 (part A) eposter

Element 2,3

Week 14

Studio class Work on and present work in progress Summative Assessment Task 01 (part 2)

Element 2,3

Week 15

Summative Assessment 1 (part B) eposter  - Due

Element ,3 ,4

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


The Elements of Design Poppy Evans M Thomas
Illustrator CS Visual Quickstart Guide Peach Pit Press
The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte


Other Resources (Illustrator Essential Training) (The Principles of Typography)

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.

Formative task 1 - Design Drawing formative task (design element line & form) (Due week 2)
Formative task 2 - Web search & Class presentation (Due week 4)
Formative task 3 - Class Presentation Designer (Due week 5)


1 (Part A) Business Card/Logo design (Due week 10)

1 (Part B) ePoster Design (Due week 15)

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
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

Student Material Requirements

Please bring to EVERY class:
Visual diary,, External Hard disk drive).
Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly.
Lost work is NOT an excuse for late assignments Backups

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity.

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.


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