Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: GRAP6356C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5396 - Diploma of Interior Design

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MSFID5022 Explore and apply creative methodology to interior space.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of three-dimensional (3D) forms. It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply an understanding of the design process using discretion and judgement.

 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:

BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms


1 Source information on 3D design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on 3D design 

1.2 Evaluate and collate information to build knowledge of 3D design


2 Explore the creative design process for 3D 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 3D forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in 3D form 

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 3D 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 3D 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

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 the virtual classroom the activities will include:

Design activities or projects

Class presentations

Group discussions

Online research

Independent project based work

Site visits (observations) where possible 

Studio Practice 

Out of class activities may include:

Online research

Independent project based work 

Teacher directed activities / projects

Site visits where applicable 

Online activities

Teaching Schedule

Flexible study allows you to study online by participating in lectures and tutorials via Canvas, our online learning and teaching platform, to ensure continued learning throughout this period.


For Semester 2 all of your classes and assessments have been rearranged to suit this learning format.


Canvas has been designed so that the learning experience is consistent throughout all your courses.

We have taken your feedback and adjusted the way we do things for Semester 2.



Session activity



  • Introduction to course
  • Overview of course and briefing Task 1 (3D)
  • Briefing Task 1 Exploring 3D form – digital portfolio
  • Lecture: Design E&P in 3D context
  •  Making 2D sketches from rug on tracing paper


  • Class discussions and finding resources
  • Sketching of 3D forms in our surroundings - Tips on How to sketch an object in 3D
  • -Work on gathering material to Build dog model for next session
    -Work on Assessment task 1





  • PPT Going from 2D to 3D
  • Summary of design process for assignment
  • Supported materials : SITELESS 1001 BUILDING FORMS, list of E&P



  • PPT Dog model and using model to explore ideas. Materials
  • Video : Frank Gehry’s paper model
  • Studio time – make dog models
  • Show paper technique
  • Studio time : create 1 dog model





  • Brainstorming 3x concepts from dog model and collect images
  • Show examples/case studies
  • For each concept : Create 1 rough model – Use SCAMPER to explore
  • Make 3d sketches and annotate



  • Source images and text to support concept
  • Take photos with different lighting
  • Studio time: Finalize the work for submission at end of day
  • Finalize and submit AT1 – digital portfolio







  • Briefing AT 3_ knowledge question
  • PPT Human scale in interior drawings
  • Create models
  • 3D sketches and annotations
  • Photographs models with different lighting
  • Sources images to support the concepts



  •  AT3  quiz due
  • Briefing AT2 concept presentation
  • Studio time: refine strongest concept from AT1
  • Multiview drawings
  • Exploded diagrams
  • Work on exercises
  • Post your strongest idea to the discussion board
  • Comment on 2x other’s post
  • Written reflection inc pros and cons.
  • Based on feed back, refine the strongest concept





  • Studio time: refine strongest concept
  • Multiview drawings
  • Exploded diagrams
  • Examples of industry presentation
  •  finalize the work



  • Create scaled model – highly finished
  • Tool and equipment for model making
  • Studio time – continue working on AT2
  • Submit AT2 final concept presentation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course.

Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include tasks and projects.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks 

AT1 portfolio due week 8

AT2 Concept Presentation week 10

AT3 Knowledge Questions week 9 


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.



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)




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


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.

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;



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;



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;

Course Overview: Access Course Overview