Design Documentation and Communication A

Subject FLTV90005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours per semester

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In this subject students develop the fundamental skills and techniques for documenting and communicating designs for screen including, model making, concept drawing, perspective drawing, story boarding, technical drawing and CAD drafting.


On completion of this subject students should be able to
• Utilise a variety of design documentation techniques
• Select and apply appropriate techniques for the communication of design concepts
• Select and apply appropriate techniques for the documentation and communication of finalised designs
• Understand the industry standards for design documentation


Project 1 (equivalent to 1500 words)
Incorporating: Documentation of designs (including drawing folio) Mid Semester 30%

Project 2 (equivalent to 1500 words)
Incorporating: Documentation of designs (including drawing and painting folio) End of semester 30%

Project 3 (equivalent to 2000 words)
Incorporating: Documentation of designs (including scale models) End of semester 40%

Hurdle Requirement 80% attendance

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed
• The ability to be organised and methodical in their approach to documenting a design concept
• The ability to communicate effectively through visual and verbal means
• The ability to present their ideas professionally

Related Course(s): Master of Production Design for Screen

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