Course Title: Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MKTG5873C

Course Title: Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5235 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Tim McCarthy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:tim.mccarthy@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Owe Young (VM2B) email: johno.young@rmit.edu.au

Sue Robinson (VM2A) email: sue.robinson@rmit.edu.au

Tim McCarthy (VM2C) email: tim.mccarthy@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 45

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 encompasses the application of skills and knowledge to design and build multi-purpose props and merchandisers suitable for retail windows, in store and exhibition spaces

 

This unit is delivered and assessed in combination with Maintain store safety OHTH5485C


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER010A Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers

Element:

1. Design and construct three-dimensional props and merchandisers.
2. Maintain and modify fashion mannequins.

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Produce canvas backdrops with applied images or collage to client specifications or for use in specific window displays.

1.2
Produce three-dimensional props and merchandisers to reflect specified promotional and cultural themes or product categories used in displays.

1.3
Safely construct full-size fashion merchandisers to relevant standards , performance benchmarks and specifications for use in display windows.
 


1.4
Design and construct point-of-sale units and ticket holders to suit specific products.
 


1.5
Construct slat wall fittings to suit a corporate identity or sign.
 


1.6
Design and construct props to suit any given window or exhibition theme.

 

2.1
Assess ex-storage mannequins to ascertain maintenance requirements.

2.2
Recycle mannequins in whole or part using a variety of methods to create new mannequins.
 


2.3
Update mannequins to service window themes.
 


2.4
Customise mannequins to suit lifestyle themes and images.



 


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

 

 In class activities may include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• seminar presentations
• lectures
• design
• guest lecture
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• tutorials
 

Out of class activities may include:
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• seminar presentations
• design
• guest lecture
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
















 


Teaching Schedule

Studio 2 <thead> <th scope="col">Week</th> <th scope="col">Topic</th> <th scope="col">Competency  and elements</th> <th scope="col">Competency and elements</th> </thead>
  Order of activity may vary according to alignment with VMP2.Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers Maintain store safety
1

 Orientation, OH&S and basic tools and equipment refresher.

 1 1,2,3
2

 Intro to Power tools, safe use and construction continued.

 

 1  1,2,3
3 Design and construct basic prop or prototype
**Studio OHS Rep and reporting ongoing each week a different pair of students**

Complete RMIT online OHS induction

 1 **123456**
4 Create a fashion canvas backdrop/s ongoing assignment

Research Store OHS Policy and emergency procedures
Create props and elements support of displays
 

 1 1
5 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
6 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
7 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
8 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
9 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
10 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
11 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
12 Create props and elements support of displays

 1

 

 
13 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
14

 Create props and elements support of displays

Submit Research Store OHS Policy and emergency procedures
 

 1 1
15 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
16 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 Sem 2   
 1 Create props and elements supportive of displays.
**Studio OHS Rep and reporting ongoing each week a different pair of students**
 1  **123456**
 2 Create props and elements supportive of displays. 1 
 3 Create props and elements supportive of displays. 1 
 4 Assess ex-storage mannequins to ascertain maintenance requirements 1,2 
 5 Create props and elements supportive of displays. 1 
 6  Use mannequins in whole or part to service theme or window 1,2 
 7 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 8 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 9 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 10 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 11 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 12 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 13 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
 14 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
15 Create props and elements support of displays 1 
16 Create props and elements support of displays 1 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Work shop Tools and equipment

Gossard Building workshops

Laser Cutters in Building 8 and Building 100
 


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:
EXAMPLES
- Practical tasks, a major project and a short test
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

- submission of working drawing and finished design sketches

Please note: All Assessment tasks need to be completed before competency is achieved. A number of tasks will be formative to show your progress and development of skills and knowledge throughout the semester. The final task will be summative to provide a level of performance in addition to your competency.


The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
 


Assessment Tasks

Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers.

1. Use and explore tools and equipment and demonstrate safe including slat wall fittings - Formative

2. Design and construct basic prop or prototype and create it using the cordless jigsaw and cordless drill . Formative

3. Create a fashion canvas backdrop/s with applied images or collage for use in specific window displays - Summative (Graded)

4. Create props and elements support of VMP2 displays, only after submiting approved highly resolved designs and working drawings with specifications and dimensions - Summative (Graded)

5. Assess mannequins to ascertain maintenance requirements, and use mannequins in whole or part to service theme or window
 

 

Maintain store safety

1. Each week a pair of student will be nominated as Studio OHS reps and be required to monitor, identify, maintain the work space for OHS issues and to identify inform and involve class members of hazards etc. You will need to complete a report/records and report back to group at the start of next class. (Students should participate in this activity twice over the year. once each semester) - Summative (x2). Students will be delegated this role by there teacher.

As a team you will be required to :

Monitor and maintain a safe work environment.
Implement emergency procedures if required
Identify need for OHS training and make notes of specifics
Maintain an OHS record worksheet which will be supplied.

Then at the start of the following week you will report back and inform and involve the rest of the class in your findings and observations.


2. Complete RMIT online OHS induction. Booking of computer lab for class in Library required. (to be completed in first 4 weeks - date and location to be advised by teacher) - Formative

 

3. Research Store OHS Policy and emergency procedures where you currently work, or will be doing mentor. And provide evidence of the policy and report back either and provide evidence of policy . Explain and or demonstrate how to implement store emergency procedure, in event of emergency. (To be completed by week 14 in Sem 1) - Summative
 


Assessment Matrix

<thead> <th scope="col">Assessment task</th> <th scope="col">Feedback (Formative)</th> <th scope="col">Graded (Summative)</th> </thead>
Use and explore tools and equipment X 
Design and construct basic prop or prototype X 
Studio OHS Rep and reporting ongoing each week a different pair of students X 
Create a fashion canvas backdrop/s  X
Complete RMIT online OHS induction X 
Research Store OHS Policy and emergency procedures  X
Create props and elements support of VMP2 displays - Sem 1  X
Create props and elements support of VMP2 displays - Sem 2  X
Assess ex-storage mannequins to ascertain maintenance requirements X 
Use mannequins in whole or part to service theme or window  X

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 Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

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

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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