Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements
On your timetable, CUVCRS04A (Produce technical drawings) and CUVDSP11A (Research and apply techniques for illustrative work) will be referred to as Illustration 2.


Teaching Schedule

 Timeline and assessment matrix 
WeekActivityPerformance Criteria
1‘O’ week 
2Revision – Photoshop & IllustratorGRAP9427C 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
3Revision – Photoshop & IllustratorGRAP9427C 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
4Brief One – Photo retouching
Class exercises – Photoshop
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
5Brief One – Photo retouching
Class exercises – Photoshop
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
6Brief One – Photo retouching
Class exercises – Photoshop
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
7Brief Two – Smiggle Brief
Photo Retouching DUE
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
8Brief Two – 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
9Brief Two – 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
10Brief Two – 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
11Brief Two – 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
12Smiggle Presentation + Smiggle Brief 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
13Brief Three – Lorimier BriefGRAP9427C 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
14Brief Three – Lorimier BriefGRAP9427C 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
15Brief Three – Lorimier BriefGRAP9427C 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
16Brief Three – Lorimier Brief 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
17Brief Four – Fashion BriefGRAP9427C 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
18Brief Four – Fashion 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
19Brief Four – Fashion Brief
Fashion Brief Presentation
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
20Brief Four – Fashion 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
21Brief Four – Fashion 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
22Brief Four – Fashion 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
23Brief Four – Fashion Brief DUEGRAP9427C 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
24Brief Five – Océ 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 , 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
25Brief Five – Océ 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 , 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
26Brief Five – Océ Brief
Studio Time - Folio Photography
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
27Brief Five – Océ Brief
Studio Time - Folio Photography
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
28Brief Five – Océ Brief
Studio Time - Folio Photography
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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Lynda.com - each student will be able to set up an account that will allow access to all of lynda.com’s online learning facilities


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 1 - Photo Retouching Brief    15%
Brief 2 - Smiggle Brief    20%
Brief 3 - Lorimier Brief    20%
Brief 4 - Fashion Brief    30%
Brief 5 - Océ Signature Series    15%


Assessment Matrix

Mark Table
CHD    Competency with High Distinction
CDI    Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CAG    Competency Achieved (Graded)
CA    Competency Achieved (Ungraded)
NYC    Not Yet Competent
DNS    Did Not Submit

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

Attendance
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.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.  

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