FSM334 - Materials & Prop Construction II

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Subject Title
Materials & Prop Construction II

Subject Description
Building on Materials Workshop I, students will continue the exploration of display related materials including the further use of natural materials, paper, foamcore, illustration board, production paints, backdrops and props. Projects will be constructed for specific window/event installations therefore the course will include sourcing supplies and manufacturers and researching materials available. The course will also include prop making as a major asset to visual merchandising.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Research new materials for application in display;
  2. Source suppliers and manufacturers for props and materials;
  3. Apply decision making and problem solving techniques to the design of props and windows;
  4. Communicate effectively with client and team members in the execution of installations;
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and uses of;
  • Foamcore: as in prop building, including the designing, production, and installation of large-scale Props
  • Paper: as a major but inexpensive creative backdrop for windows
  • Estimate Vinyl: for sign making - Props and Backgrounds
  • Holiday Event Windows

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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