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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: GRAP5332C

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

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennifer Mills

Rebecca Pohlner

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 2 dimensional (2D) forms.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms


1. Source information on 2-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:


1.1. Identify and access relevant sources of information  on 2-dimensional design

1.2. Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of 2-dimensional design


2. Explore the creative design process for 2-dimensional 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 2-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:


3.1. Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea  might be communicated in a 2-dimensional 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 2-dimensional 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 2-dimensional 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 potential value for future work

Learning Outcomes

This course applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2-dimensional forms. On successful completion of this course, you will have completed workshops and projects that will contribute to a portfolio of evidence.

Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio and lecture theatre. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• Group discussion
• Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• Practical exercises
• Preparing for discussion
• Project work
• Independent research

Teaching Schedule

Week Class content Task Element

Introduction to the course: 

outline project briefs

identify resources

OH&S issues


A folio of work that is created during the semester will be

presented during week 20


Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

3 Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

4 Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D

5 Project Brief 1:

Exploring 2D


Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

7 Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

8 Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

9 Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

10 Project Breif 2:

Self directed 2D Project

20 Folio assessment 1-3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.
Production of a range of projects or concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to 2-dimensional forms

Assessment Tasks

Project Brief 1: Exploring 2D

Developed works reflecting your research into working in 2D.


Project Brief 2:

Self directed project including experiments and one resolved work.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

Other Information



This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit. 

Required skills 

  • communication skills to explain ideas and to have discussions about design concepts with others
  • literacy skills to read and interpret information about 2-dimensional design
  • visual literacy skills to make judgements about the application of the design process to 2-dimensional forms.

Required knowledge 

  • copyright, moral rights, intellectual property issues and legislation, and their impact on aspects of design
  • creative thinking techniques that can be used as part of the design process
  • elements and principles of design as applied to 2-dimensional forms
  • materials, tools and equipment required for the design of 2-dimensional forms in the relevant work context
  • notion of individual interpretation and choice within the design process
  • particular challenges and issues in the design of 2-dimensional forms.

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