Course Title: Create visual design components
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
Course Code: VART6470C
Course Title: Create visual design components
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course Contact: Jenny Crowley
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Accelerator Coordinator: Michele Meister
Dusko Lapcevic email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 30
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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create visual designs for interactive media components that can be integrated into a range of media products.
It applies to individuals who generate and assess ideas to create visual design components in response to specifications under supervision in a team environment.
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:
CUADIG304 Create visual design components
1. Clarify work requirements
1.1 Clarify visual design components required in the project brief, in consultation with relevant personnel
2. Generate and assess ideas
2.1 Research media products, designs, images, artwork and other creative sources that may inspire visual design ideas
3. Develop design concept
3.1 Experiment with traditional and digital methods to create required visual design components
4. Produce components
4.1 Develop components based on the final design concept using various design techniques
5. Finalise visual design components
5.1 Review visual design components against design and technical specifications
5.3 Save and archive visual design components using industry or enterprise naming conventions and version control protocols
Evidence of the ability to:
- explore and experiment with design techniques and visual design and communication principles to produce ideas and concepts for visual design components
- use design techniques to create visual design components that respond effectively to a project brief
- present and discuss ideas, concepts and designs with relevant personnel
- save and archive files using standard industry or enterprise naming conventions.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.
Details of Learning Activities
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate
competance in the above elements.
NOTE: This unit is clustered with OFFC5331C Use Business Technology. Both units will be both taught together, but assessed on separate criteria.
In Class Activities will include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises
Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Self directed online tutorials
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.
|CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS||USE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY|
|Week||Content||Due Date||Learning Elements||Content||Due Date||Learning Elements|
|1||Orientation Mind Map Introduction to Photoshop Briefing task 1||Task 1 due Week 3||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3||General computer skills incl. email, network, remote access||Task 1 due Week 3||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|2||Briefing Tasks 2 Photoshop techniques||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3||Scanning, cleaning up scans||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|3||Photoshop Techniques Mood Board InDesign||Task 1 due||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3||Submitting files to Blackboard||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|4||Photoshop & InDesign Techniques||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2||Photoshop & InDesign Techniques||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|5||Photoshop Techniques – perspective & elevations||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2||Photoshop Techniques – perspective & elevations||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|6||InDesign||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2||InDesign||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|7||Photoshop & Indesign & SketchUp||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2||Photoshop & Indesign & SketchUp||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
|8||final class||task 2 due||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2||task 2 due||1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3|
Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self-directed work. It is highly recommended that your computer can run the Windows operating system (BootCamp or Parallels on Mac OS allows you to do this).
Software - Photoshop & InDesign is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop. It is encouraged that students either purchase a copy or organise easy access to the software for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200 per annum.
Software - Microsoft Excel is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop
SketchUp – a free student version of this program can be downloaded. A full featured version can be access at RMIT.
Online software tutorials - RMIT student have free access to Lynda.com – a very comprehensive and well respected library of online video tutorials. Every student should become familiar with this resource as it is essential for design professionals. Access via the RMIT Library Lynda.com page.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
- project briefs
- relevant software
- manuals and information to support software.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.
Task 1: Concept Development - due week 3
Task 2: Developed Concept - due week 8
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the Learning Management Service / MyRMIT
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - 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.
Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following links to access the Student feedback webpage
RMIT Course Guide System - TAFE Part B: Course Detail Page 3 of 4
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following links to access the Student progress policy webpage
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1; and, https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-progress
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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n; and, https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity
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