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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 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: 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

IC1 Lindsey Glover 

IP2 Maddie Granata 

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 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

Refer to elements of this unit for learning outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


In Class activities will include:

• Lectures

• Peer teaching and class presentations

• Teacher directed group activities/projects

• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material

• Creative thinking techniques

• Construction of models

Out of Class activities will include:

• Online research

• Independent project based work

Self Directed Learning

Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to organised

activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are

supervised by a teacher. This may include research, library and assignments.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule IP2 



Session activity



Introduction to course – assessments and resources. Brief on task At1

Overview of course and briefing Task 1 (3D)

Exploration of 3D space and form

Dog Model warm up exercise



Source and evaluate information on 3D form and the elements and principles
Introduction to model making

Build dog model for next week
Work on Assessment task 1


Reviewing dog models, mind-mapping and sketching /Explore 3D forms through sketch models and diagram.

Class discussions and finding resourcess

Work on Assessment task AT1


Creative thinking techniques/ Class discussions and finding resources

Work on Assessment task AT1


Studio time / class discussions

Work on Assessment task AT1


Submission AT1 – present/reflect and review



Briefing Task AT2 (3D)


Work on Assessment task AT2


Investigation & exploration of your 3d process/develop

Sketches .Studio time



Briefing Task AT3 quiz (3D) Discuss Assessment task 3_ Quiz and studio time

Work on Assessment task AT3


Submission Assessment task 3 _ quiz 



Discuss planning sketches/ 3d model for task At2. Studio time

Work on Assessment task AT2


Investigation & exploration of your 3d process/develop

Sketches . Studio time

Work on Assessment task AT2


Studio time

Work on Assessment task AT2


Reflect on developed 3d sketches and receive feedback from peers – loose presentation

Work on Assessment task AT2


Studio time

Work on Assessment task AT2


Submission - Assessment task At2 – concept presentation



Teaching Schedule IC1


Session activity


Week 6 morning

Introduction to course – assessments and resources


Week 6 afternoon

Class discussions and finding resources

-Build dog model for next week
-Work on Assessment task 1

Week 7 morning

Reviewing dog model, mind-mapping and sketching


Week 7 afternoon

Creative thinking techniques

-Work on assessment task 1

Week 8 morning

Submission AT1 – present and review


Week 8 afternoon

Discuss Assessment task 2 and 3_ Quiz and studio time

Work on Assessment task 2 and 3

Week 9 morning

Submission Assessment task 3 _ quiz
Studio time Assessment task 2


Week 9 afternoon

Studio time Assessment task 2

Work on Assessment task 2

Week 10 morning

Studio time Assessment task 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is project based.

Assessment Tasks

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 IP2 

AT1 DUE WK- 6 Exploring 3D Forms

AT2 DUE WK-16 Concept Presentation

AT3 DUE WK- 10  Knowledge assessment

Assessment IC1

AT1 DUE WK- 8 Exploring 3D Forms

AT2 DUE WK-10  Concept Presentation

AT3 DUE WK- 9  Knowledge assessment


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.


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

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;


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