Course Title: Draw 3-D designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: VART6447C

Course Title: Draw 3-D designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 60

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

In this unit you will learn skills and knowledge required to draw 3-D designs for custom-made footwear. The unit applies to the illustration or drawing of designs from the designer or rough sketch. The 3-D drawings feature all perspectives of the product, and are used as a communication tool for construction or promotional purposes. The drawing may be done manually or by computer.

This course addresses the following units and all these units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately.

MSTGN2009 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

MSTFD4014 - identify influences on contemporary fashion designs & construction techniques


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN3006 Draw 3-D designs


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) 1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times 1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs 1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare for drawing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and prepare drawing tools and equipment 2.2 Set up workbench and seating according to WHS practices 2.3 Interpret designer or rough sketch based on workplace procedures and input from client, designer, producer or a record of an existing product 2.4 Identify features, specifications and quality criteria for drawing


3 Apply 3-D drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Accurately draw design of product using templates, where required, and showing relevant wearing or placement angles 3.2 Draw front, back and profile views of the product 3.3 Confirm drawing with customer or designer and make necessary adjustments to meet requirements


4 Finalise 3-D designs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Render finalised drawing according to requirements by hand or computer 4.2 Select presentation materials, tools and equipment 4.3 Apply visual presentation techniques to final illustration 4.4 Present final illustration of 3-D design to client 4.5 File and store documentation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Create technical drawings of a variety of existing shoes by hand.  Explore rendering options to demonstrate alternative materials.  Learn to draw a basic shoe in Adobe Illustrator.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning activities in this course consist of theory and practical components carried out in a workshop environment. 

This course introduces you to Drawing 3- Dimensional designs, Operating computing technology in a TCF workplace and identifying influences on contemporary footwear designs and construction techniques.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Create a digital presence by building an online portfolio through the creation of a WordPress website and development of social media
  2. Explore the purpose and identify influences that culture, fashion, arts, politics and science have on footwear trends
  3. Create a portfolio of hand drawn shoes and develop your skills at drawing shoes in 3D
  4. Draw a shoe design using Adobe illustrator and apply basic colouring

Teaching Schedule

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

This unit is delivered with COSC7376C Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace and MANU7380C Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques.





Mon 5/2

Overall Introduction/ Campus Tour

Introduction activity- Getting to know you quiz

Wed 7/2

Introduce Assessment 1 - Creating a digital presence

Start website, creating a Wordpress account and social media pages – Instagram, Facebook Page, Pinterest and Linked In


Mon 12/2

Introduction Assessment 2 – Influences on Footwear

Introduction to Pinterest and creation of board

Wed 14/2

Introduction Assessment 3 - Draw shoes by hand

Draw basic pump – heel heights Introduction to 3-Dimensional Drawing

Influences - Library introduction to research – image databases


Mon 19/2

Digital – Blog post 1: Ergonomics

Wed 21/2

Draw Mule Shoe: Technical Sketch Top, Side and Back View

Inspiration Drawing exercise


Mon 26/2

Draw Peep-toe: Introduction to rendering – medium 1

Influences – Local Designers and materials

Wed 28/2

Industry visit 

Digital - Blog post 2: Influences – Local Designers and materials

To be completed after Leffler Leather Visit


Mon 5/3

Influences – Key Designers and Events of the 20th Century

Assessment Check point – submit the link to your website that contains your profile, Pinterest boards, blog posts 1 and 2 and a scanned upload of your footwear drawings.  You will receive informal feedback.

Wed 7/3

Draw Mary Jane or T-bar or Sling back


Mon 12/3


Wed 14/3

Influences – Key Footwear trends of the 20th Century


Mon 19/3

Influences – Favourite Designer

Wed 21/3

Draw D’Orsay 

Rendering – medium 2


Mon 26/3

Digital – blog maintenance and website update

Introduction to Photoshop

Wed 28/3

Draw Sandal


29 March - 4 April



Mon 9/4

Influences – Purpose and Function of Footwear 

Wed 11/4

Draw Long Boot and children’s shoe

Rendering – Medium 3


Mon 16/4

Draw Oxford or Derby

Wed 18/4

Draw Moccasin or Slip-on or boat shoe and trainer


Mon 23/4

Draw Chelsea boot or Jodhpur boot or desert boot

Wed 25/4



Mon 30/4

Influences – Profile footwear user

Wed 2/5

Draw Hero Shoe and render


Mon 7/5

Submit Assessment 3 – Draw shoes by hand

Wed 9/5

Creating digital presence touch up

Introduce Assessment 4 – Computer drawing basic footwear


Mon 14/5

Submit Assessment 2 Due – Influences on Footwear

Introduction to Illustrator drawing – shape and line basics

Wed 16/5

Draw Basic style in Illustrator


Mon 21/5

Colouring Shoe and present on board

Wed 23/5

Submit Assessment 4 - Computer drawing basic footwear


Mon 28/5

Finalise Assessment 1 – check links and proof content

Wed 30/5

Submit Assessment 1 – Creating a digital presence

* Due to unforeseen circumstances details within this document are subject to change. Students will be notified by email and / or canvas *

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

  • CA: Competency Achieved
  • NYC: Not Yet Competent
  • DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Course Coordinator).

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Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Student Progress:

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Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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