Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP9427C

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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 required, however this unit will be run in a clustered delivery with CUVCRS04A Produce technical drawings.

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques for application to any type of illustrative work. You will focus on developing a general and introductory knowledge of illustrative work and its practical application.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP11A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Element:

1 Interpret the brief for the illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief
1.2 Determine the user or client for the illustrative work to inform design decisions
1.3 Clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief

Element:

2 Organise resources for illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Correctly identify the resources required for the development of illustrative work, including work space, materials, tools and equipment
2.2 Prepare and care for resources in accordance with safety requirements and organisational requirements
2.3 Follow storage and inventory procedures in accordance with organisational procedures

Element:

3 Test design approaches for illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce a preliminary visual representation of the brief
3.2 Identify possible approaches to the work and establish criteria for the selection of the final approach
3.3 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for the testing of approaches and techniques
3.4 Test and experiment with a range of techniques and materials which might meet the requirements of the brief
3.5 Evaluate testing processes against selection criteria and select the preferred approach based on the requirements of the brief
3.6 Refine and accurately document approach to the illustrative work based on testing processes

Element:

4 Produce the illustrative work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and organise materials, tools and techniques for the production of the illustrative work in accordance with the preferred approach
4.2 Develop the illustrative work ensuring consistency with the selected approach and the brief
4.3 Present the illustrative work in accordance with the brief specifications


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Brief One - Smiggle Brief
Brief Two - Feature Illustration and Article
Brief Three - Festival Technical Illustration
Brief Four - Book Covers and Photo Retouching
Brief Five - Fashion Brief


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningActivityPerformance criteria
8 February‘O’ weekGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
15 FebruaryRevision – Photoshop & IllustratorGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
22 FebruaryClass exercises – Photoshop
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2
1 MarchClass exercises – Photoshop
Brief One – Smiggle Brief
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
8 MarchClass exercises – Photoshop
Brief One – Smiggle Brief
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
15 MarchBrief One – Smiggle BriefGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
22 MarchBrief One – Smiggle BriefGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
29 MarchBrief One – Smiggle BriefGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
12 AprilBrief One – Smiggle BriefGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

19 AprilBrief Two – Feature Article and Illustration
Smiggle Presentation + Smiggle Brief DUE
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
26 AprilAG IDEAS  Brief Two – Feature Article and Illustration
Brief Three – Festival Technical Illustration
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
3 MayBrief Two – Feature Article and Illustration
Brief Three – Festival Technical Illustration
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
10 MayBrief Two – Feature Article and Illustration
Brief Three – Festival Technical Illustration
Festival Technical Illustration DUE
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
17 MayBrief Two – Feature Article and Illustration
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
24 MayBrief Two – Feature Article and IllustrationGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
31 MayFeature Article and Illustration DUEGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
   
5 JulyBrief Four – Book Cover & Photo retouchingGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
12 JulyExtended Practical Placement
19 JulyExtended Practical Placement
26 JulyBrief Four – Book Cover & Photo retouching
Class exercises – Photoshop
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
2 AugustBrief Four – Book Cover & Photo retouching
Class exercises – Photoshop
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
9 AugustBrief Three – Book Cover & Photo retouching
Brief Five – Fashion Brief
Book Cover DUE
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
16 AugustBrief Five – Fashion BriefGRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
23 AugustBrief Five – Fashion Brief
Class exercises – Photoshop
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
30 AugustBrief Five – Fashion Brief
Fashion Brief Presentation
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
6 SeptemberBrief Five – Fashion Brief
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 , 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
13 SeptemberBrief Five – Fashion Brief
GRAP9427C 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4 OctoberBrief Five – Fashion Brief
GRAP9427C 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
11 OctoberBrief Five – Fashion Brief
Fashion Brief DUE
GRAP9427C 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
GRAP5157C 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
18 OctoberFolio Review & Practical Placement 
25 OctoberFolio Review & Practical Placement 
1 NovemberFolio Review & Practical Placement 


Learning Resources

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Other Resources


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 exercises and industry related briefs.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
 


Assessment Tasks

Brief One - Smiggle Brief
Brief Two - Feature Illustration and Article
Brief Three - Festival Technical Illustration
Brief Four - Book Covers and Photo Retouching
Brief Five - Fashion Brief
• Most briefs are evenly weighted and the marks will be averaged out at the completion of the unit.


Assessment Matrix

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