Design Documentation and Communication A

Subject FLTV90005 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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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:


Mr Leon Salom


Leon Salom

Subject Overview:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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)
Due Mid Semester
Worth 30%

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

Project 3 (equivalent to 2000 words)
Incorporating: Documentation of designs (including scale models)
Due End of semester
Worth 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 Design for Performance
Master of Production Design for Screen

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