Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: GRAP6355C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4402 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lindsey Glover

Michele Meister

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of two-dimensional (2D) forms. It applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2D forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms


1 Source information on 2D design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on 2D design

1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build knowledge of 2D design 


2 Explore the creative design process for 2D forms

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use creative thinking techniques to generate a range of ideas and options

2.2 Use experimentation to explore and challenge a range of different ideas

2.3 Challenge assumptions, reflect on ideas and refine approaches

2.4 Consciously change perspective, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways


3 Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 2D forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in 2D

3.2 Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the realisation of the concept or idea

3.3 Apply a creative design process to produce a range of 2D concept realisations

3.4 Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating the concept or idea

3.5 Seek and obtain feedback from others about the 2D form and its success in communicating the concept or idea

3.6 Present and store concept realisations or samples in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and the work’s potential value for future jobs 

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements of this unit for learning outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.The delivery mode will be face to face. 

In class the activities will include:

Design activities or projects

Class presentations

Group discussions

Online research

Independent project based work

Site visits (observations)

Studio Practice


Out of class activities may include:

Online research

Independent project based work

Teacher directed activities / projects

Site visits

Online activities

Teaching Schedule

WEEKLY SCHEDULE  2020        2D Design Process

Weeks 1 to 5 – (2 sessions per week)









Introduction to course and Canvas resources
Procedure & processes - Tasks & activities
Discuss recording developmental process

for assessments THE A3 PROCESS FOLIO (briefly)

AT1 – Report briefing

The Elements & Principles of Design


1 Afternoon


Where do we draw inspiration from?

What are the Elements & Principles of Design?

CITY WALK (meet in class first)

Comfy shoes, hat + water

Sketching pad +pencil - camera


Work on Design Elements + Principles exercise and bring to class next week

Bring an A3 ring book folder to class and yellowtrace, sketchbook and designer tools for next week.




 AT2 Portfolio briefing

City Walk review and class discussion

Presentation of design process and discussion about process and portfolio (Why do we sketch, what is annotation how do we collect, organise, record and communicate)

Studio work for AT1 – Report writing



2 Afternoon


History of rugs and rug design

Research / resources for rug design

Sketching out first ideas

Starting the design process for AT2

Brainstorming - Review and evaluation of ideas and research of the design process and studio work



Sketch out a minimum of 5 ideas for next week. Sketches to be annotated.




AT1 – Report submission today

Please read brief carefully again before submitting your work

Showing examples of former students and how to process in the design

Studio time exploration and finalizing designs

3 Afternoon

Work on layout process for board, experimenting different layout

presentations + record process

Studio work, collating work for loose presentation next week




Work on Portfolio and 3xA3 pages documenting your ideas



AT2 – portfolio submission today

Please read brief carefully again before submitting your work

In a studio situation your final will be selected for Task 3

AT3 Portfolio and project briefing

Rug refinement considering the feedback from studio presentation



4 Afternoon

Showing examples of final rug boards and discussing board layout possibilities (aligned, clustered and layered)

Review layouts/ scale / content / legend

Review Oral and digital presentation requirements


Rough layouts of final board, experimenting with different layouts,  document photographically for portfolio

Studio time refining rug and working on final board



Work on board layout

Work on documenting design process, plan your oral presentation

Create different rough layouts of final rug board and document photographically for process folio

Bring a printed B/W of final board version for mark-up




Studio time to finalize boards and portfolio

Mark-up on printed A3 black and white “boards”


Finalize your board, take photos and add them into your process folio. Annotate!

5 Afternoon

AT3 – portfolio and Project submission today + oral presentation

Please read brief carefully again before submitting your work

Presentation of Rug, submission of portfolio and final board, please remember your process folio forms a big part of your submission.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library support

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration 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 (

Study and Learning support

Would you like to get better at studying, writing, or researching for your assignments? The Library has everything you need to develop your academic skills, improve your marks and save time;

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is project based.

Assessment Tasks

AT1 Task 1 Due Week 3.1 Report 

AT2 Task 2 Due Week 4.1 Portfolio

AT3 Task 3 Due Week 5.2 Portfolio and final project

Assessment Matrix


An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

Other Information

Assessment / Late Submission

All assessment information for this course can be found on the course’s Canvas shell, in conjunction with assessment information communicated in class by the teacher.



This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment;


CA: Competency achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

SEC: Stopped engagement in course

WDR: Withdrawn from course


All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved ELS plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation. 


Please visit the following link on the RMIT website for all information regarding adjustments to assessable work; 


Adjustments to assessment;


Special consideration;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);



If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit within 5 working days.





Other Information

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 of time for your assessable work.

Please see following access for the details on applying for extension of time to assessments;

Special consideration;


Application for extension of time;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);



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.




Use Canvas to access your course content and announcements, submit assignments, and receive your grades and feedback;



Student feedback at RMIT:

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.

The following link is an outline and ways that you will receive your feedback at RMIT;


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Please see following access to the Student progress policy webpage;


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.

Please see following access to the Cover sheet for submission of works;


Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Please see following access for more information on Academic Integrity at RMIT;


IT orientation

It's time to get ready;


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