Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5295C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jenni Woods

Maria Fey

Nancy Everingham

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 3 dimensional (3D) forms.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms


1.  Source information on 3-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify and access relevant sources of information on 3-dimensional design
1.2. Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of 3-dimensional design


2.  Explore the creative design process for 3-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Use creative thinking techniques to generate a range of ideas and options
2.2. Use experimentation to explore and challenge a range of different ideas
2.3. Challenge assumptions, reflect on ideas and refine approaches
2.4. Consciously change perspective, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways


3.  Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 3-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in a 3-dimensional form
3.2. Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the realisation of the concept or idea
3.3. Apply a creative design process to produce a range of 3-dimensional concept realisations
3.4. Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating the concept or idea
3.5. Seek and obtain feedback from others about the 3-dimensional form and its success in communicating the concept or idea
3.6. Present and store concept realisations or samples in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential value for future work

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 3-dimensional forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

Details of Learning Activities

  • In Class Activities will include:
  • • Lectures
  • • Guest speakers
  • • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • • Group discussion
  • • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • • ‘workshopping’ of student projects
  • • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Construction of models

Out of class activities will include:

  • • Online research
  • • Independent project based work
  • • Gallery/Exhibition visits
  • • Industry related excursions

Self-Directed Learning
- Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach; self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments. Field trips and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

For Weekly Outline of Teaching Schedule and Course Outline, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Zell, M., 2008, Architectural Drawing Course, Thames & Hudson, UK

Mitton, M., 2012, Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models, and Presentation Techniques, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York

Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of models for this course:

• clays and other plastic compounds (plasticene, plaster)
• cutting tools (scissors, knives blades)
• fibres, tape, string
• foamcore, polystyrene
• found materials
• glue
• measuring tools
• wire
• papers, cardboard and paper pulp
• pliers
• recycled materials
• relevant and current hardware and software
• wood, metal, fabric, plastic

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• production of a range of samples or concept realisations which show the creative application of the processes to 3-dimensional forms
• knowledge of the design process as it applies to 3-dimensional work.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 : Major Project - Warehouse Residence Renovation.  Your major project is to design a renovation of a warehouse shell for a couple from concept through to final working drawings.  You will be required to implement furniture plans, joinery drawings for Kitchen and scale model of joinery and to be presented on a Presentation Board/s.

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.

CHD   Competent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

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.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

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.

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