Course Proposal Help

How Do I Propose a Course

It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education and training. Our commitment to continually offer a contemporary and fresh program is on-going. We therefore encourage and welcome your proposal. You can quickly sketch out your proposal using our on-line form. It will be directed to a faculty member who will be in touch with you as soon as possible. The information that follows is meant as a guide to help you describe and submit your course. Thank you

What does a course proposal look like?

The following is a course proposal for Picture Framing. This is just an example. We have many different types of proposals. The main consideration is that they must cover all of the 6 points.

1. Course Description

Make your own picture frames and save money.
This workshop will give you the skills to cut, join & assemble a frame, assemble glass, matt and backboard,
and hang it on the wall. Course fee includes all tools and materials for one picture apart from the glass.
Students need to bring their picture to session 1 and have their glass cut between the 2 sessions.

2. Agenda

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

Due to the flexible nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

Day 1:
  • How a picture is framed
  • Where to buy matt boards, framing material and equipment
  • Choosing a matt colour
  • Cutting the matt board
  • Cutting and assembling the frame
Day 2:
  • Cutting the backing board
  • Putting the whole thing together
  • Attaching the wire to hang the picture
  • Tips for doing more
3. Learning Outcomes

The intended Learning Outcomes for this course are as follows. (note the specific language. Intended Learning Outcomes must be measurable.)

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • choose appropriate matt colours & framing to suit a particular picture;
  • cut a matt board to the size of the picture;
  • cut and assemble a frame for the picture using frame moulding;
  • measure and order glass of appropriate size;
  • back and seal a framed picture;
  • choose and fasten a wire hanger
4. Student Information

Students need to wear casual clothes with covered shoes (OH&S) and will need to bring the following:

Day 1:
  • Picture to frame sized between a 6x4 photo and a A3 poster
  • Stanley Knife
  • Something to measure with, eg a steel tape measure or a graduated steel rule
  • A small exercise book, a pencil, an eraser
  • Any picture framing equipment you may have
Day 2: (students are advised to purchase these items after Day One of the workshop)
  • Backing material – thin plywood, masonite, 3mm chipboard, 3mm customwood or foamcore board (available at most hardware places eg BBC & Bunnings).
  • A piece of 2mm glass cut to fit the frame cut on the 1st day
  • Masking tap (25mm width)
  • 9-12mm self taping screws & appropriate screw driver
5. Tutor Course Needs

The right room is very important. I need a room that has large workbench tables large enough
for students to work with pictures up to A3 poster size. I plan for students to work in groups of 4 so one Mitre box, saw & G clamp for each group of 4 students.

6. Course Configuration

Course needs to be conducted over 2 consecutive Saturdays 10.00am-4.00pm – total 12 contact hours.
Maximum number of students to be negotiated depending on room size and facilities.