This online Short Course will provide students with an understanding of the elements of design in a choice of digital or traditional arts streams.
The course covers all content from three units from CUA20715 – Certificate II in Visual Art and will enable students to gain recognition of prior learning (RPL) upon completion of all required assessment.
1. Follow a Design Process
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow a design process at a basic level, incorporating an element of problem-solving to identify and resolve challenges that may hinder the process. It applies to individuals who work under direct supervision and respond to the specific issues or changes which may relate to product and service requirements.
1. List potential sources of information for new ideas, relevant to the specific context.
2. Describe creative thinking techniques that can be used to generate ideas
3. Summarise the key steps in the design process as a way of thinking and solving problems
2. Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an understanding of the cultural and intellectual properties of one’s own cultural identity. The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples. This unit also reflects the fact that there is no single Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture.
It applies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in areas of work that include arts practice and cultural tourism. They could be preparing for work or further learning to pursue a career in the visual or performing arts, or as a tour guide in local communities. This learning and work would be closely guided by appropriate members of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.
3. Source and use information relevant to own arts practice
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access relevant historical and theoretical information relevant to one’s own area of creative work. It applies to individuals developing their skills in any area of arts practice. Supervision and guidance would usually be provided
1. List sources of general information on history and theory arts practice and specific information related to own area of practice
2. Outline techniques for organising history and theory information and information specific to own area of work
3. Identify protocols to be observed when gathering information of a culturally sensitive nature
4. Explain intellectual property principles and legislation related to collection and use of information in own work.
Assessment: Activities and quiz