Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: GRAP9427C

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

School: 320T Architecture & Design

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.

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
In class activities may include:
• class exercises
• practical demonstrations
• practical placement
• design activities or projects
• peer learning
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• workshops
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
 

Out of class activities may include:
• online research
• library research
• independent project based work
• studio practice
• online tutorials
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Please Note: While your instructor will be covering all the material listed below, the activity date may change according to the availability of resources

 Timeline and assessment matrix 
WeekActivityPerformance Criteria
1Revision – Photoshop & Illustrator 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
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
7

Brief Two – Feature Illustration and Article
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 – Feature Illustration and ArticleGRAP9427C 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 – Feature Illustration and ArticleGRAP9427C 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 – Feature Illustration and ArticleGRAP9427C 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
11AG Ideas
Brief Two – Feature Illustration and Article
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
12Feature Illustration and Article Presentation and SubmissionGRAP9427C 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 – Canon Brief
Site Visit - PacPrint
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
14Brief Three – Canon 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
15Brief Three – Canon 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
16Brief Three – Canon 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
17Brief Three - Canon Brief Presentation
Brief Four – 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
18Brief Three - Canon Brief DUE
Brief Four – Fashion 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
19Brief 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
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 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
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 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
24Brief Four – 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 , 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
25Brief Four – 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 , 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
26Brief Four – Fashion Brief DUE
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
27Studio Time - Folio PhotographyGRAP9427C 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
28Studio Time - Folio PhotographyGRAP9427C 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

No prescribed texts


References

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.


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. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library 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

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 course are graded.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
 

Summative Assessments:
Brief 1 - Photo Retouching Brief Due week 7
Brief 2 - Feature Article and Illustration Brief Due week 12
Brief 3 - Canon Brief Due week 18
Brief 4 - Fashion Brief Due week 26

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.
Mark Table
CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC Competency with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved (Graded)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

Other Information

Attendance
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  (unresolved)

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

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