Course Title: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: VART6283C
Course Title: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5316 - Diploma of Graphic Design
Course Contact : Ann Langusch
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 70
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. You will apply drawing skills as a cognitive tools in your professional practice. You will achieve this using both digital and manual approaches to drawing.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVACD501A Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
1. Evaluate the role of drawing in professional practice
1.1 Explore drawing and other visual communication devices as research, ideas and problem-solving tools for professional practice
3. Develop individual approach to use of drawing
3.1 Evaluate completed drawings in terms of their success in communicating ideas
2. Support practice through experimentation with drawing and visual representation
2.1 Initiate, develop and evolve ideas through the use of different materials and techniques
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 will include:
•teacher directed activities/projects
•peer review and class presentations
•‘workshopping’ of student projects
Out of class activities will include:
•independent project work
•independent web research
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.
|F1 Research. Group research. Packaging Design||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|2||15/7||F2 Technical exercise. Drawing and mark making. Combine in Photoshop||F1 (Part 1 of research|
|1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|3||22/7||F2 Technical exercise. Stylisation. Drawing via simple shapes.||Whole of F1||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|4||29/7||F2 Technical exercise. Experiment with technique of choice.||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|5||5/8||S1 Produce final package illustration.||F2 Technical exercises||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|S1 Produce final package illustration.|
Introduction of Artist’s book project.
|S1 Package illustration||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|7||19/8||T-shirt||F3 Research topic and present ideas||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|8||26/8||S2 Produce final of T-shirt graphics||F3 Research for t-shirt||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|F4 Technique 1||S2. T shirt design||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|10||9/9||Technique 2||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|11||16/9||Produce 3 spreads||F4 Technical exercise||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|12||7/10||S3 Produce book spreads||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|13||14/10||Produce book spreads||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|14||21/10||Print and bind booklet||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
|15||28/10||Bind booklet||S3 Artist’s book||1.1-4, 2.1-6, 3.1-3|
Kaupelis, Robert, Experimental drawing
You will require materials and tools that are listed in the Graphic Design Kit and a personal hard drive to store digital work.
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 to the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:
- Design Project 1 (20% of final grade)
- Design Project 2 (40% of final grade)
- Design Project 3 (40% of final grade)
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 unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Assessment tasks. (See timeline for due dates.)
1 Research packaging graphics
2 Explore illustration terchniques for packaging
3 Develop T-shirt graphics
4 Explore techniques for Artist’s Book projectandproduce 3 spreads
1 Produce illustrations for package, and draft package design
2 Produce graphics for t-shirt
3 Produce self-promotional Artist’s book
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.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.
Competent with High DistinctionHD
Competent with DistinctionCDI
Competent with CreditCC
Competency Achieved - GradedCAG
Not Yet CompetentNYC
Did Not Submit for AssessmentDNS
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
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.
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
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
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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