Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GRAP5299C

Course Title: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5325 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Sue Robinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:sue.robinson@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 65

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source information on design history and theory, and to apply that information to one’s own area of work.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Element:

1. Collect information on history and theory of design

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify and access relevant sources of information on design history and theory
1.2. Organise research material and findings for current or future use in design practice, in a manner which facilitates easy access and cross-referencing
 

Element:

2. Apply information to own area of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Evaluate information in the context of current design practice
2.2. Assess ways in which aspects of information on design history and theory could be used or adapted to inform current practice
2.3. Use relevant information in a culturally appropriate way to develop an understanding of own area of work
 

Element:

3. Update and maintain knowledge of design trends

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of design trends and developments
3.2. Incorporate and integrate knowledge into design activities
 


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 will include

  • Lectures
  • Peer Assessment and Class presentations
  • Group Discussion
  • Analysis l critique of design periods
  • Teacher directed group activities l projects
  • Guest Speakers

Out of Class Activities

  • Online reseearch and tutorials
  • Gallery l Exhibition visits
  • Independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

1

Topic

Overview + Expectations.

Exercise 1.

2

Topic

Exhibition Visit.

 

3

Topic

Design Periods l Assessment Task 1 (AT01).

Submit Exercise 1.

4

Directed Learning

5

Topic

Street Art.

6

Topic

Research Skills.

Exercise 2.

7

Topic

 The Fifties.

Submit Exercise 2.

8

Attend Melbourne Spring  Fashion Runway Show.

9

Topic

Surrealism.

Submit AT01.

Present AT02.

 

10

Topic

Medieval l Gothic

11

Topic

Exhibition Visit.

 

12

Dircted learning.

 

13

Review and feedback on Team presentations.

 

14

AT03 - Presentations

15

AT03 - Presentations

Submit AT02.

16Tutorials + Resubmissions.
  
  

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subect to change.  The teacher will keep you informed of any changes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities.  You will have access to the library resources.

Students are required to have access to a computer, the internet and relevant and current hardware and software.

Assessment Tasks are submitted in either Hard Copy or burnt to CD.


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 may include
- Practical tasks, a major project.
- 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.

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

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 are graded.

 Formative

  • Exercise 1 + 2
  • Assessment Task 1

 Summative /100

  • Assessment Task 2
  • Assessment Task 3

 
 

 

Assessment Grading: Your final level of assessment for this course will be graded as follows.



HD : High Distinction : 80 – 100


DI : Distinction 70 – 79


CR - Credit : 60 – 69


PA - Pass : 50 – 59


NN : Fail - 0 – 49


DNS : Did Not Submit all assignments for assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

 
Attendance:
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.

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 feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online

Submissions
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided.
http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf
For digital online submission please use e-Submission process. Information regarding the e-Submission process can be located e-submission
http://www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/esubmission

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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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