Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5316 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will interpret and respond to a brief that requires specific design outcomes. You will develop a concept in discussion with your client/teacher and set clear timelines for completion. You will also document your design process and present these for feedback throughout the production phase and on completion.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this unit, however this unit is delivered alongside CUVGRD501A Research visual communication history and theory in a studio cluster called Design 1.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief


1. Interpret design brief

2. Explore and develop design concept

3. Liaise with client

4. Plan production of work

5. Complete production of work

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.

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 written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:

  • Design Project 1 (100% of final grade)