Course Title: Implement design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Design and Drawing 1

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 and 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 and 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 stakeholders to whom 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

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

• class design drawing exercises
• practical demonstrations
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion
•elearning tutorials on Lyndia .co. on the RMIT library web link
•Independent project based work including homework activites
•teacher directed group activities/projects
• Gallery Visits
•studio practice
•peer group assessment activities

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to,

• accessing learning and tutorial resources on
• research
• work shopping
• independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass Content - Design and Drawing 1
Assessment TasksBSBDES501ACUFANM402A
Week 1

Researching resources to aid design concept.
Visit to a gallery                                                                                                     

 1 1
Week 2Design Drawing Esher & Repetition
Illustrators Interface & the Pen Tool

Assessment Task 1 Design Drawing (ungraded)

1, 2, 3


 1, 2
Week 3Design Drawing Task the portrait
Hand out Formative Assessment task 02 Class Presentation
Illustrator layers Class exercise
Assessment Task 2 Web Search & Class Presentation (ungraded)1, 2, 3


Week 4Design Drawing Letterform
Letterform & Font familys
Illustrator the type tool


 1, 2
Week 5 Formative Assessment Task 02 class presentation Designer Due
Analyzing business card & logos designs
Assessment Task 3 class presentation Designer (ungraded) 4  1, 2
Week 6 Design drawing letterform & logos
Illustrator Gradients & Gradient mesh tool
 1,2, 3  1, 2
Week 7 Design Drawing letterform & proportion
Type categories
Illustrator Parth finder Pallet
 1,2, 3  1, 2
Week 8 Design Drawing Letterform logos
Illustrator Swatches
Typography & function


 1,2,3  1, 2
Week 9 Studio practice class work on logo & business card present imagery on screen 2 1, 2, 3
Week 10

Graded Assessment Task  handed out to the class eposter

Reseach poster designs , develop concepts drawing for eposter

Assessment Task 4 logo & business card class presentation and submission.(ungraded)2, 3, 4  1, 2, 3
Week 11Design Drawing
One & two Point Perspective
Illustrator Guides & Perspective tool
  1,2,3  1, 2, 3
Week 12 Studio Practice Class
Work on and present work in progress Assessment Task  eposter
 2 1, 2
Week 13 Studio Practice Class
Work on and present work in progress  Assessment  Task  eposter
 2 3, 4
Week 14 Studio Practice Class
Work on and present work in progress Assessment  epster
 2 3, 4
Week 15 Present and submit  Assessment Task  eposter for peer assessment & review on screen Assessment Task 5 eposter design (graded)2, 3, 4 3, 4, 5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Exploring the elements of design
Poppy Evans Mark Evans Publisher Delmar /Cengage Learning


M Droste
Drawing on the right side of the brain
Betty Edwards
The elements of colour Itten
Johannes Itten, Faber Birren

Other Resources

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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task 5 eposter Design (Design and Drawing 1) (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).

Design and Drawing 1

Assessment 1 Design Drawing (Due wk 2)
Assessment 2 Web Search & Class Presentation (Due week 3)
Assessment 3 Class Presentation Designer (Due Wk 5)
Assessment 4 Logo & Business (Due wk 10)

Assessment 5 eposter Design (Due wk 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 demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

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.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

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

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
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

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