This unit describes skills and knowledge required to extend expertise across new art forms and media using exploration and integration.  It applies to individuals who work as creative practitioners using experimentation and refinement to explore new ways of creating work.

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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: - assess the benefits of new art forms and media to current practice; - develop and refine methods of working with new materials, processes and techniques using a practical process of experimentation; - apply new expertise with techniques, materials and processes to selected art forms and media in creative work, and; - integrate new and existing skills and ideas into professional practice. 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 the relationship between materials, processes and techniques in the chosen art form; - identify connections and associations between different art forms and media; - review work of other artists in the chosen art form; - discuss cultural, sociological, philosophical, aesthetic, political and commercial influences on the chosen art form, in historical and contemporary contexts; - describe processes of research and concept development used by the professional artist, and; - review intellectual property issues and legislation associated with the chosen art form as a professional practice.

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