Course Title: Manage design realisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GRAP5350C

Course Title: Manage design realisation

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9165

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None required.

Course Description

In this unit you will plan, develop and implement a design in response to key stakeholders requirements. This design process will involve negotiating design requirements, developing budgets, and working with external suppliers in order to achieve an effective design realisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES601A Manage design realisation


1. Plan realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect, analyse and maintain relevant information on the design
1.2 Discuss and agree on standards of work and monitoring requirements with appropriate stakeholders
1.3 Develop clear plan and schedule for design realisation, including key roles and responsibilities linked to time lines and budget


2. Implement and monitor realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organise and/or allocate resources to achieve the realisation of design within required standards, timeframes and budget
2.2 Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources
2.3 Maintain accurate, relevant and complete documentation in accordance with agreed standards
2.4 Monitor process to ensure integrity of design is maintained at all times, including through the process of challenging and interrogating own design work
2.5 Promptly identify difficulties or problems that arise in relation to realisation of the design and take action to rectify the situation


3. Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and maintain appropriate communication channels with relevant stakeholders
3.2 Pro-actively seek and provide information to facilitate effective design realisation
3.3 Adhere to agreed terms and conditions or negotiate appropriate changes in light of changed circumstances
3.4 Negotiate and agree on revisions with relevant parties in a professional manner, to enhance quality of outcome


4. Complete design process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finalise design outcomes in accordance with terms and conditions
4.2 Seek feedback from key stakeholders on finished design and make final adjustments as agreed
4.3 Evaluate completed design in relation to own work and overall process, to inform future practice

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 may include:

  • class exercises
  • tutorials
  • practical demonstrations
  • workshops
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • peer learning
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Out of class activities may include:

  • independent research
  • independent project based work
  • studio practice
  • online tutorials and activities
  • review and revision

Teaching Schedule

Session DescriptionAssessment Task Due Dates

Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

Overview of task

Advanced Preflighting & Forensic Tools – Formative Learning

• Forensic tools
• Trapping & knockout/overprint
• Total Ink Limit

EX 1 DUE - Preflighting

Task 1 Concept Due - Week 2

2Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Concept Finalisation

Advanced Image Editing Techniques – Formative Learning

Curves & Numbers (Magic Numbers)

DUE Task 1 Concept Due

3Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Planning & Implementation of project

Potential Plant tour/s (TBC)
• Embellishment Company
• Paper Company

DUE Task 1 Plan Due

4Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Implementation of project

5Preflight Corporate ID Stationery

Preflight – Corporate ID Stationery and Business Card from Design 4

EX 2 DUE – Corporate ID

Assessment Task 2 Knowledge & Skill Test 10%

Assessment Task 2 Knowledge & Skill Test

6Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Implementation of project

DUE - Task 1 Final Draft

7Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Presentation & Feedback
• Peer Review
• Self Assessment

8Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Final Review & Refine
• Last opportunity for in-class printing of item

9Assessment Task 1 – Signature Exhibition Item

• Finalise Mockup (no printing)
• Prepare for Submission

Assessment Task 1 Due 30% Exhibition Item

Assessment Task 1 Exhibition Item
10Assessment Task 3 Part 1 – Exhibition Cards – Digital & Proof

• Populate layout

11Assessment Task 3 Part 1 : Exhibition Cards – Digital & Proof

• Final Preflighted Single Card
• Proofs

Assessment Task 3 Part 1 Due - Exhibition Cards 50%

Assessment Task 3 Part 1 Due Exhibition Cards

Assessment Task 3 Part 2 : Exhibition Cards – Card Production

• Final Preflighted Stepped Cards & Proofs

Assessment Task 3 Part 2 Digital Due – Final Preflighted Stepped Cards & Proofs

Assessment Task 3 PART 2 Final Preflighted Stepped Cards & Proofs (Digital)
 13Assessment Task 3 Part 2 : Exhibition Cards – Card Production

• Card Printing (Production Run)

 14Assessment Task 3 Part 2 : Exhibition Cards – Card Production

• Card Trimming

Assessment Task 3 Part 2 Manual Due - Exhibition Cards 50%

 15Exhibition Collateral Printing

Assessment Task 4 – Knowledge & Skill Test 10%

Assessment Task 4 Knowledge & Skill Test

Submission, Feedback & Folio Week

Exhibition Preparation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None – This course has recommended books listed under ‘References’


Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 3rd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg].
Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj)
Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.


Title: Graphic Design : Australian style manual
Author: Andrew Townley Barnum ... [et al.].
Other Author(s):Barnum, Andrew Townley.
Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : McGraw-Hill, 2011.


Title: Extra : Encyclopaedia of experimental print finishing
Author: Franziska. Morlok ;Till Beckmann; Markus Zehentbauer; Uwe Jäger 1960-


Title: Production for Print
Author: Gatter, Mark
Publication date: 2010


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the ‘Computer Survival Kit’ provided during orientation.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning.

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

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 are:

  • Design Project 1 (30% of final grade)
  • Exhibition Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 1 (10% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 2 (10% of final grade)

Assessment Tasks

Tasks and exercises in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Formative exercises provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks. The formative exercises help provide evidence of competency.

This course has 4 Summative Tasks, which must be completed. You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard to be deemed competent.

PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Assessments are NOT based solely on final submission of Tasks, if other requirements such as presentations; progress; milestones are specifically indicated on the Timeline (Teaching Schedule) and Assessment Task Instructions. Such additional items and their due dates will form part of the overall assessment.

Task 1 Design Project
Signature Exhibition Item
Due week 09 – 30%

Task 2
Knowledge & Skills Quiz
Due week 05 – 10%

Task 3 Exhibition Project – 50%
Exhibition Cards
Part 1 - Single Cards (Digital)
Due week 09
Part 2 - Card Production
Due weeks 12 (digital) & 14 (manual)

Task 4
Knowledge & Skills Test
Due week 15 – 10%

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
CA - Competency Achieved - Ungraded
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC - Not Yet Competent

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

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. Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
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 & 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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
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
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

Cover Sheet for Manual 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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works


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