Course Title: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2018
Course Code: VART6436C
Course Title: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5359 - Diploma of Graphic Design
Course Contact: Alistair Briggs
Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 70
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
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. You will apply drawing skills as a cognitive tool in your professional practice. You will achieve this via a combination of manual and digital drawing practices and processes.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
1 Evaluate the role of drawing in professional practice
1.1 Investigate drawing and other visual communication devices, ideas and problem-solving tools for professional practice
1.2 Evaluate how different practitioners use different tools andmake links to own work
1.3 Examine and challenge own barriers to drawing
1.4 Determine the ways in which drawing and other visual representation tools could be used to support own practice
2 Support practice through experimentation with drawing and visual representation
2.1 Establish and follow safe work practices for selected techniques
2.2 Generate and develop ideas through the use of different materials and techniques
2.3 Consider the presentation situation when selecting techniques, tools and materials
2.4 Create variety in compositions and spatial fields using visual elements
2.5 Experiment with techniques and mixed media to produce single and multi-colour visuals
2.6 Compare and contrast the value of electronic and hand drawing for specific purposes
3 Develop individual approach to use of drawing
3.1 Evaluate the success of completed drawings in communicating ideas
3.2 Evaluate the process of drawing and visual representation as a professional practice tool
3.3 Determine the value and place of drawing and visual representation in own practice based on experimentation
Details of Learning Activities
In class activities will include:
• teacher directed activities/projects
• peer review and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
Out of class activities will include:
• independent project work
• independent web research
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.
|1||Assignment 1||Set of 10 technical tasks.|
1.1 Create wet media marks, scan
1.2 Digitally colour wet media marks using layer masks
|2||1.3-1.6 Observational drawings. Draw set of given objects in different ways. Scan.|
|3||1.7-9 Digital composition|
1.7 Digitally fill drawn shapes with broken colour.
1.8 Colour scanned line drawing using layer masks.
1.9 Use multiply blending mode to superimpose black line drawing
1.10 Make composite illustration.
|5||Assignment 2||1.10 finalise composite illustration in response to feedback|
Finalise all 10 tasks, lay out in given template with documentation as required. Introduction to Assignment 2. Melbourne Sketchbook.
Melbourne sketchbook research. Discuss strategies and techniques in relevant exemplars. Present concepts and reference material. Produce drawings (manual or digital) from photographic reference.
|8||Compose sketchbook pages. Respond to feedback.|
|9||Compose and refine illustrations. Respond to feedback.|
|10||Compose and refine illustrations. Respond to feedback.||Assignment 2|
|Mid semester break|
Assignment 3. Vintage poster: Research relevant techniques and illustration strategies. Assemble reference photos and plan photo shoots if necessary. Begin filling out submission template for research.
Submit research beginning of class. Class presentation of research into illustration strategies in vintage travel posters. Choose reference image, and compose illustration. Prepare for rendering, making bitmap templates as directed.
|13||Prepare for rendering, making bitmap templates as directed. Render image as vector, using bitmap templates for tonal information.|
Render as vector from templates
|15||Render and refine illustration. Prepare submission template for Project 3 including required documentation. Submit.||Assignment 3|
|16||Folio of work will be assessed for grading. Option for resubmission of Assignment 3 in response to feedback.||Assignment 3 resubmission|
Kaupelis, Robert, Experimental drawing
There are no compulsory prescribed texts in this course. This course has recommended books listed under ‘References’
You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.
You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.
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 to the library resources.
Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.
http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign The Library provides guides on academic referencing
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/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 exercises. The assessment tasks are: design project briefs
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
1 Folio of technical tasks - Due Week 5
2 Melbourne Sketchbook - Due Week 10
3 Vintage poster - Due Weeks 15 (Resubmission for grading week 16)
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator.
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:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
The major aspect of your 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 for success.
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.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e Submission process.Information regarding the eSubmission process
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
Reasonable adjustment is available and may be applied through the Special Consideration process. 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: Work submitted late will be assessed for competency only. Submissions are only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.
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. Academic Integrity
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