Course Title: Create, manipulate and incorporate 2D graphics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: COSC5146C

Course Title: Create, manipulate and incorporate 2D graphics

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6048 - Advanced Diploma of Multimedia

Course Contact : Josiane Meuller

Course Contact Phone: 99254585

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Kennedy
phone 99254782

Nominal Hours: 25

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 skills and knowledge required to create, edit and incorporate 2D graphics into multimedia products for use within the cultural industries and protect creative work from unauthorized use. The unit is co delivered with Address copyright requirements as part of the class called Design 1.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFMEM14A Create, manipulate and incorporate 2D graphics


CUFMEM14A/01 Work with digital imaging


CUFMEM14A/02 Use 2D multimedia graphics software


CUFMEM14A/03 Create 2D multimedia graphic designs

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher guided instruction, class exercises, group projects, presentations,  excursions, online research, simulated workplace activities and individual assignments

Teaching Schedule


Introduction to design 1 course guide<o:p></o:p>

Computer hardware, vector vs. raster graphics<o:p></o:p>

Preview of students work<o:p></o:p>


Simple shapes  with the Pen tool, importing templates<o:p></o:p>

Introduction to Illustrator interface<o:p></o:p>

Pen tool exercise<o:p></o:p>

Assignment 01 presented to class (class presentation)<o:p></o:p>


Custom paths, Pen Tool, Text tools, Reflect tool<o:p></o:p>

Pen Tool exercise <o:p></o:p>


Basic Layer management and combining images, <o:p></o:p>

Working with Layers exercise<o:p></o:p>


Gradient mesh exercise / Colour/ Analysing logo design<o:p></o:p>

Students are to present visual diarys for business card/logo <o:p></o:p>

<h4>Assignment 01 due class presentation <o:p></o:p></h4>

Assignment 02 presented to class Business card/logoTypography web sites<o:p></o:p>


Using actions Gradient mesh exercise portrait<o:p></o:p>

Students are to present visual diarys for business card/logo assignment<o:p></o:p>


Advanced paths ,symbols, saving illustrations<o:p></o:p>

Perspective exercise using the Pen and Refect tool<o:p></o:p>


Easter holidays (No classes from 13.04.06 – 19.04.06)<o:p></o:p>


Perspective  drawing exercise petrol stations templates<o:p></o:p>

Analysing Poster design<o:p></o:p>

Hand in assignment 02 business card/ logo class for class presentation.<o:p></o:p>

<h4>Assignment 03 presented to class Poster Design.<o:p></o:p></h4>


Filters and effects in Illustrator<o:p></o:p>

Fill patterns and pattern brushes <o:p></o:p>

Tee Shirt design class exercise using patterns<o:p></o:p>


Exporting for Web in illustrator.<o:p></o:p>

Pathfinder palette <o:p></o:p>

Students are present design concepts in visual dairies<o:p></o:p>

Using Indesign and illustrator<o:p></o:p>


3D effects and blends, scaling, Photoshop and Illustrator<o:p></o:p>

Photoshop and Illustrator class exercise<o:p></o:p>


Using graphs in Illustrator<o:p></o:p>

Student visual diary presentation for poster design<o:p></o:p>

Class exercise using text with a 3D effect<o:p></o:p>

Access time to work on Assignment 03<o:p></o:p>


Copy write in the Arts industries Using PDF<o:p></o:p>

Student feedback on concepts for Poster Design<o:p></o:p>

Access time to work on Assignment 03<o:p></o:p>


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Access time to work on Assignment 03<o:p></o:p>

Hand in assignment 03 Poster design <o:p></o:p>

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

no other resources required but check with the teacher for optional resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment takes the form of three practice-based digital assignments, involving creative responses to a brief. Students will develop concepts and  ideas for design assignments as Individuals and as teams.
The weight of each design assignment is Assignment 1 10% Assignment 2 30%
Assignment 3  50% Class Exercises 10% .                     

Assessment Tasks

Class Exercises       Ongoing              10%     

Assignment 01 Class Presentation    10%    

Assignment 02 Business Card/Logo  30%    

Assignment 03  Poster Design  50%

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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