Course Title: Output images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MANU7225C

Course Title: Output images

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:meredith.chesney@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Course Description

This unit addresses the skills required to out put images using specific devices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPP252B Output images

Element:

1. Prepare the output device

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Output devices are prepared according to manufacturer’s and job specifications
1.2 All required proofs and checks are completed prior to outputting images<!--EndFragment-->

Element:

2. Output the image

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The system is activated to initiate the output according to job specifications
2.2 Print queues are managed to ensure efficient production
2.3 The image output is evaluated to ensure it conforms to the job specifications
2.4 The image is prepared for the next stage of the production process according to job specifications


Learning Outcomes



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 students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements&#8232;. On your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with VPAU249 (Produce and create graphics in response to a brief) will be referred to as Reprographics. &#8232;Graphic designers or graphic artists plan, analyse, and create visual solutions to communication problems. They decide the most effective way of getting a message across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and other publications.&#8232;They also produce promotional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products and services, design distinctive logos for products and businesses, and develop signs and signage systems for business and government.&#8232;The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer responding to a brief to produce concepts using a range of advanced techniques and media. The designer would use a wide range of tools, equipment and media and the concepts developed would convey strong conceptual and theoretical development. This work would usually be carried out under limited supervision.


Teaching Schedule

 TEACHING SCHEDULE & ASSESSMENT MATRIX
 
Week
Activity
Performance Criteria
1‘O’ week – Course introduction

2Graphic Print Production
Overview of Industry Structure, Job Roles and Workflows
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
3Prepress
Image Basics – Knowledge Activity
Types of Originals, Screening Technology
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
4*
Prepress
Image Basics & Halftones – Practical Activity
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
5Prepress
Image Basics & Halftones (Output) – Practical Activity
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
6AUSPACKplus2011 EXPO 22-25VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
7Prepress
Image Basics & Halftones (Analysis)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
8Digital Images
Pixel Graphics – Knowledge Activity (Bit Depth, Colour Mode, Resolution, File Size)
QUIZ 1
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
9Digital Images
Pixel Graphics – Knowledge Activity
Grey Levels
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
10*REVISION (split groups)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
11
Term 2
REVISION (split groups)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
12Digital Images
File Formats & Compression – Knowledge Activity
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
13Colour
Brief 1 – Swatch Book
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
14Colour
Exercise 1 – Colour Matching
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
15Colour
Exercise 1 – Colour Matching
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
16Book Production
QUIZ 2
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
17Book Production
BINDERY
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
18
Sem 2
Digital Images
Exercise 2 – Scanning (Knowledge Activity)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
19Digital Images
Exercise 2 – Scanning (Practical Activity)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
20Digital Images
Brief 2 – Collaborative poster
B & W Collaborative poster
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
21Digital Images
Brief 2 – Collaborative poster
B & W Collaborative poster
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
22Digital Images
Curves, Histograms & Image Editing
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
23Digital Images
Automation (Knowledge Activity)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
24Imaging – Pattern Making
Exercise 3 (Knowledge Activity)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
25Brief 3 – Patterns
Themed Patterns
QUIZ 3
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
26Brief 3 – Patterns
Themed Patterns
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
27PRINTCOM/VISUAL IMPACT IMAGE EXPO 13-15
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
28Brief 4 – Patterns
Ice Cream Wrapper (FMCG)
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
29
Term 4
Printing
Printing Processes – Knowledge Activity & Print Recognition Workshop
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
30Printing
Finishing Processes – Knowledge Activity Workshop
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
31Brief 5 – Variable data
Variable data
QUIZ 4
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2
32Folio Week
VPAU249 – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
ICPPP255B – 1,2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 2nd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg].
Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj)
Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2007.

0471761389


References

A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. The drive is called ‘ Trumpet’ and the access address is trumpet.dsc.rmit.edu.au. Further information regarding access to this is available in the computer survival kit provided during orientation  


Other Resources

See notes under references for details


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this unit will include some or all of the following tools;
test, quizzes, projects, exercises, briefs, research projects.

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
 
 


Assessment Tasks

Exercise 1 – Colour Matching
Exercise 2 – Scanning
Exercise 3  – Pattern Making
Exercise 4 – Printing Processes
Exercise 5 – Finishing Processes
Brief 1 – Swatch Book   
Brief 2 – Collaborative poster
Brief 3 – Patterns (Themed Pattern)
Brief 4 – Patterns (FMCG)
Brief 5 – Variable Data


Assessment Matrix

CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI   Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CA    Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills&#8232;
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.&#8232;For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.
Attendance&#8232;
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.&#8232;Late submissions and single item extensions&#8232;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 should negotiate the extension before 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 RMIT site for details on Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions&#8232;
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&#8232;
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
&#8232;NOTE: Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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