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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

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

Sue Robinson

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

Learning activities will take place this semester with a blended classroom model using industry standard tools and resources. Some classes maybe scheduled to be on campus, and some may be in a remote (virtual) learning mode online.

Refer to your Course schedule and Canvas shells for specific information on how each of your courses is delivered this semester.

You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Reference mode of delivery for this course is a blended approach.

On campus class activities will include:

• Tutorials and project-based work

• Group discussion

• Teacher directed activities/projects

• Class presentations

• Independent project-based work

• Site visits (observations)

• Studio Practice

Virtual In-class activities will include:

• Tutorials and project-based work

• Group discussion

• Teacher directed activities/projects

• Class presentations

• Online research

• Independent project-based work

• Site visits (observations)

• Studio Practice

Out-of-class activities will include:

• Online investigation

• Independent project-based work

• Gallery/Exhibition visits

Teaching Schedule


Session 1

Session 2

AT Due


Introduction to course 

Overview of course and briefing Task 1 (3D)

Briefing Task 1 Exploring 3D form – digital portfolio

Class Discussion and finding resources

Sketching of 3D forms in our surroundings


PPT Going from 2D to 3D

Summary of design process for assignment

PPT Dog Model and using model to explore ideas.


Brainstorming 3x concepts from dog model and collect images

FInalize and submit AT1 - digital portfolio

AT1 Due


Briefing AT 3_ knowledge question

  • PPT Human scale in interior drawing

Create models


AT3  quiz due

Briefing AT2 concept presentation

Studio time: refine strongest concept

Multiview drawings

AT3 Due


Studio time: based on feedback, refine strongest concept

Create scaled model - highly finished.

Tools and equipment for model making.


Studio time - continue working on AT2

Studio time - continue working on AT2

Submit AT2 final concept presentation

AT2 Due

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

The assessment is project based.

Assessment Tasks

AT1 - Exploring 3D forms Due week - 10

AT2 - Concept presentation Due week - 14

AT3 - Knowledge questions Due week - 12

Note: full briefs, assessment details and rubrics for each task are available in Canvas

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.


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. 


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);


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


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. Canvas

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


Submitting Assessments onto Canvas

Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism  

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