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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute and review artwork based on independent inquiry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376302  Execute and review artwork based on independent inquiry 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Visual Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is for learners to be able to realise and critically review artworks through a process of careful preparation and on-going experimentation, reflection and decision-making within the process of making artworks. The standard also requires that learners are able to source critical inputs from others in reviewing and refining finished artworks. The ability to bring ideas, research and formal and technical investigations together in the practical resolution of finished artworks is a core competence for all visual artists seeking to build their practice and exhibit their work.

Through establishing a standard of rigour in the realisation and critical review of artworks, the standard promotes the development of coherent and innovative artistic practice within the field. The development of distinctive and unique artworks borne out of an individual's creative process is central to the economics of the visual arts industry, and provides visual artists with unique creative resources that can be brought to bear on occupations, projects and income-earning opportunities across the creative industries.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for the execution of artworks.
  • Executing artworks.
  • Reviewing artworks.
  • Refining artworks. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standards:
    > Practice a wide range of artmaking techniques, at NQF Level 3.
    > Conceptualise and plan a design, at NQF Level 4.
    > Use elements and principles of 2D and 3D design, at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the execution of artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Concepts for artwork are refined, organised and easily accessed in preparation for artmaking, on the basis of a synthesis of ideas and research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, tools, equipment and space requirements for making artworks are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Time and resource implications of materials, tools, equipment and space requirements have been detailed and are in accordance with available resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials, tools and equipment have been acquired in accordance with available resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workspace is prepared so as to be conducive to artmaking activities, and safety requirements related to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Artworks are completed in accordance with planned allocation of time and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An ongoing process of generating and developing ideas and concepts and an ongoing sequence of experimentation, reflection and decision-making is evident in process of final resolution of artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The technical, formal and conceptual dimensions of artworks are integrated and resolved in accordance with the artwork brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A distinctive use of visual language and materials, techniques and technologies is evident in artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials, tools and equipment are safely handled, applied and stored during course of execution of artworks, with due regard for health and safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Review artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Critical inputs are solicited from appropriate sources using relevant methods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate sources: peers, supervisor(s), mentor(s) working in relevant and related areas; relevant methods include one-on-one consultations with others, group critique sessions, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Extent to which original artistic intentions have been realised through artwork is assessed through process of reflection, discussion and critical input from others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Application of materials, tools and equipment have been assessed according to standards of precision, consistency, correctness and relevance to artistic intentions through process of reflection and obtaining of critical input from others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strengths and weaknesses of artworks have been assessed in terms of their contribution to the achievement of overall intentions and impact through process of reflection and consultation with others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner is responsive to critical input and owns responses are appropriate in terms of tone and manner of communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Own and others critical inputs and recommended changes are assessed and selected in terms of practical feasibility and congruence with original intentions and ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Inputs and recommendations from others are appropriately recorded for future reference and use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Refine artworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recommended changes, adjustments and extensions to artworks are effected in accordance with critical review of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Refinements to artworks enhance impact and realisation of artistic intentions, in accordance with artwork brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, tools and equipment are safely handled, applied and stored during course of refinement of body of artwork, with due regard for health and safety of self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Finished artworks are stored for ease of access and retrieval. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Art elements and design principles.
  • Properties of materials, tools and equipment
  • Safe working practices and procedures in the handling, application and storage of materials, tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems through realising artworks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community through seeking and responsing to critical inputs on artworks in a constructive and receptive manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage process of realising of artworks responsibly and effectively, with due regard for safety of self and others in the handling and storage of materials and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically analyse visual material and formal and technical investigations genereted through process of realising artworks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation in discussing and responding to critical inputs in the review of artworks with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively through applied experimentation with artmaking technologies in realising artworks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, through the activity of gathering and processing visual material and external critical inputs in the resolution of artworks. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78003   Further Education and Training Certificate: Visual Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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