This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.  It applies to individuals who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.

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: - take responsibility for the complete process of planning and producing a creative project; - develop and refine conceptual and technical skills through a demonstrated process of exploration and experimentation; - produce creative work that reflects an emerging individual style, using safe and sustainable work practices; - document the creative work from initial idea to realisation in a format suitable to creative form; - communicate effectively with others about ideas and created work, integrating constructive feedback, and; - evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of completed creative project process. 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: - summarise the relationship between technique, materials and process in the relevant creative form; - discuss typical problems that occur during the development of a creative project, and how to avoid or resolve them; - describe commonly used research methodologies for creative practitioners; - describe current and emerging practices for documenting work in a creative context; - outline basic project management techniques, particularly in relation to work planning, time management and resource management; - discuss intellectual property issues and legislation associated with professional creative practice; - summarise sustainability issues associated with the tools and materials used in the chosen creative form, and; - outline work health and safety procedures in relation to chosen creative form.

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