Course Title: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: VART6288C
Course Title: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5316 - Diploma of Graphic Design
Course Contact : Ruth Wellington
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
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Nominal Hours: 30
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no prerequisites for this course, however on your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with CUVGRD506A Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs will be referred to as Business 1.
In this course, you will research and incorporate sustainable design practices and knowledge into a communication outcome. This investigation will respond to a brief that requires you to creatively apply industry specific sustainable information to a reusable design, incorporating effective sustainable practice into the resolution.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPRP504A Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
1. Evaluate current practice for environmental sustainability
1.1 Assess the source of materials used in current practice, taking account of its origin and abundance
2. Conserve resources in own practice.
2.1 Use sustainable work practices across all areas of activity
3. Make sustainable design decisions
3.1 Evaluate choice and use of materials in design briefs, whether generated by self or others
4. Maintain currency of knowledge on sustainability issues and options
4.1 Maintain currency of specialised knowledge relevant to own area of expertise
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
Learning activities will take place in a studio or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
In class activities will include:
• teacher directed activities/projects
• peer review and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
Out of class activities will include:
• independent project work
• independent web research
• independent retail product research
This course is in a clustered delivery with - Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs GRAP9455C, see corresponding timeline in that course guide.
|Week||Activity||GRAP9455C Learning Elements||Activity||VART6288C Learning Elements|
|2||Introduction + Project 1GDP||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||Introduction to Sustainability||1, 2, 3, 4|
|3||Project 1S: Major Case study |
Task 1S: Eco graphic design
|1, 2, 3, 4|
|4||Project 1GDP - individual research||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|5||Project 1GDP - shared research
||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|6||Project 1S - Research||1, 2, 3, 4|
|7||Task 2S: Eco packaging design||1, 2, 3, 4|
|8||Project 1GDP due in||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|9||Project 2GDP introduced. |
Project 1GDP - due in
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5||Project 1S - Feedback/formatting||1, 2, 3, 4|
|10||Task 1GDP - Copyright & IP protection||
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
|11||Project 1S - due in||1, 2, 3, 4|
|12||Project 2GDP - research/draft||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|13||Task 2GDP - Print & packaging regulations||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|14||Project 2GDP - final feedback||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|15||Project 2GDP due in + Reflection/Presentation||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|16||Submission, Feedback & Folio Week||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
There are no prescribed texts
Handouts, booklets and online material (learning hub). 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 tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:
- Sustainability Case Study (100% of final grade)
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
Smaller tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial assessment task/project.
This course has 1 x Summative project, which must be completed/submitted.
You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.
Assessment Tasks -
2 x In-class tasks
1 x Major case study/report (100% of final grade) - due Week 11
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 are:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction.
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC - Not Yet Competent
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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 be successful in this course.
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.
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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.
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Special Consideration Policy, Late Submission & Extensions
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.
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Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links - Application for extension of time
On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your overall grade for each assessment task.
The following adjustments for late submission will be made: Grades will be reduced by 10% for each day (or part thereof), for the first two days. If submissions are three days or more late, the work will only be assessed as a pass or fail – it will not be graded. Submissions seven days or more late should still be handed in, however they will not be assessed and will be kept as a record only.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
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