This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and combine colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work.  It applies to individuals who use design processes in visual communication situations.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research colour theory and the design process and analyse findings; - use practical exploration and experimentation to enhance idea development; - apply colour theory and design processes to communicate ideas in projects, and; - use strategies to evaluate work outcomes. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain how differences in individual perception and choice within the design process influences final outcomes; - discuss the effects of rigid application of colour theory to design processes and project outcomes; - explain ways in which colour theory and design processes can be explored and combined to meet the needs of a project; - list a range of materials, tools and equipment required for the production of samples that integrate colour theory and design processes; - explain how other artists and designers have applied colour theory and design processes to their work, and; - summarise intellectual property issues and legislation and their impact on aspects of design.

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