Unit of competency details

CUVACD401A - Integrate colour theory and design processes (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 12/Oct/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to CUAACD401 - Integrate colour theory and design processesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages and clarify intent. Minor edits to performance criteria. 14/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUVDES04B - Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a briefThis unit replaces CUVDES04B Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief 11/Oct/2011

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SFL - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
ICP10 - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 2.0-2.1 
ICP - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 1.0-1.1 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 1.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SFL50115 - Diploma of Floristry DesignDiploma of Floristry Design 
SFL40115 - Certificate IV in FloristryCertificate IV in Floristry 
ICP40815 - Certificate IV in ePublishingCertificate IV in ePublishing 
ICP30115 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production) 
ICP30112 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production) 
CUV40611 - Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and PolishingCertificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing 
CUV40411 - Certificate IV in Photo ImagingCertificate IV in Photo Imaging 
CUV40311 - Certificate IV in DesignCertificate IV in Design 
CUV40211 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural ArtsCertificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts 
CUV40111 - Certificate IV in Visual ArtsCertificate IV in Visual Arts 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100501 Graphic Arts And Design Studies 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100501 Graphic Arts And Design Studies 12/Apr/2012 
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Modification History

Version 

Comments 

CUVACD401A

This version first released with CUV11 Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package version 1.0

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and integrate colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work.

Application of the Unit

Any person working with the design process in a visual communication context applies the skills and knowledge in this unit.

At this level, work would be undertaken independently, with supervision and guidance as required.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Element 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Research information on colour theory and design processes

1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information  on colour theory and design processes

1.2 Research historical and contemporary approaches to colour and design in the context of the work project

1.2 Evaluate information with consideration of how colour and design issues may be integrated into the design process

2. Communicate ideas through the application of colour and design theory

2.1 Select, combine and explore materials, tools and equipment  to determine ways in which colour theory and design processes may be integrated

2.2 Explore and develop new ideas through a process of experimentation

2.3 Achieve solutions by working with the fundamental elements and principles of design  and different aspects of colour 

3. Evaluate design work

3.1 Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating concepts and ideas

3.2 Identify areas for future improvement, especially in terms of own skill development

3.3 Communicate about completed work with others and respond positively to feedback

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication skills to present and discuss ideas about design
  • critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate information from a wide range of sources in order to develop design ideas
  • initiative and enterprise skills to consider new and different ways of achieving required design outcomes
  • literacy skills to interpret information about design and colour from a range of sources
  • problem-solving skills to identify and resolve technical and conceptual design issues
  • numeracy skills to use numerical aspects of software programs
  • self-management skills to plan and coordinate own work
  • technology skills to use the internet as a research tool.

Required knowledge 

  • awareness of the notion of individual interpretation and choice within the design process, including the potential limitations of sticking too closely to theory
  • ways in which colour theory and design processes can be explored and combined to meet the needs of a brief
  • materials, tools and equipment required for the production of samples that integrate colour theory and design processes
  • how other artists and designers have applied colour theory and design processes
  • intellectual property issues and legislation and their impact on aspects of design
  • role and nature of a brief within the design process, including different types of briefs and how designers use them
  • sustainability considerations for the design process in the relevant context
  • OHS procedures relevant to design context.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • solve design challenges through the application of colour theory and design processes
  • apply knowledge of the ways in which colour theory and design processes may be used in the production of design or artwork.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • tools, materials and equipment used in the design process in the relevant context.

Method of assessment 

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • evaluation of processes used by the candidate to solve design challenges
  • evaluation of a candidate’s visual diary or other forms of documentation showing the development of the designs
  • questioning and discussion about candidate’s intentions and the work outcome
  • review of portfolios of evidence
  • review of third-party reports from experienced practitioners.

Assessment methods should closely reflect workplace demands (e.g. literacy) and the needs of particular groups (e.g. people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties, such as speakers of languages other than English, remote communities and those with interrupted schooling).

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Sources of information  may include:

  • art and design work
  • books and magazines
  • manufactured structures
  • natural and architectural forms
  • optics
  • personal observation
  • scientific texts
  • software programs.

Materials  may include:

  • clays and plaster
  • drawing media and implements
  • hard materials, such as:
  • metal
  • stone
  • wood
  • fabrics and textiles
  • fixing agents and mechanisms
  • paints and inks
  • papers and cardboard

Tools and equipment  may include:

  • air guns and brushes
  • clamps
  • cutting blades
  • digital equipment
  • hand tools
  • light sources
  • pens and nibs
  • receptacles
  • rulers
  • scissors
  • spatulas
  • sponges.

Elements and principles of design  relate to:

  • alignment
  • balance
  • coherence
  • colour
  • composition
  • contrast
  • direction
  • dominance
  • emphasis
  • form
  • line
  • movement
  • negative and positive space
  • pattern
  • proportion
  • proximity
  • repetition
  • rhythm
  • shape
  • simplicity and complexity
  • subordination
  • texture
  • unity.

Aspects of colour  may relate to:

  • addition and subtraction
  • chroma
  • colour mix
  • complementary colours
  • desaturation
  • high key
  • intensity
  • low key
  • saturation
  • temperature
  • transparency
  • value.

Unit Sector(s)

Visual communication – art, craft and design

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