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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Contextualise and pre-visualise photographic images 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336095  Contextualise and pre-visualise photographic images 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Visual Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  12 
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 the learning is to enable a learner to be able to contextualise and pre-visualise photographic images from a specific brief.

This unit standard contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in the Photographic and/or Design sector, and contribute to greater levels of production and quality in this sector. The unit encompasses the researching of photographic subject matters from a variety of genres, contextualising research result into visual communication and present ideas for capturing into photographic images.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Researching photographic subject matters and approaches to contextualise and pre-visualise photographic images.
  • Contextualising research on a photographic brief according to its criteria.
  • Applying photographic techniques to content according to accepted given standards.
  • Delivering the pre-visualised proposal in a manner that will contextualise and pre-visualise the photographic images.
  • Evaluating and refining visual communication to improve contextualization and pre-visualisation process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematic Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Scientific measurements and description of colours, resolution and light at NQF Level 2.
  • Arts and Culture at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research photographic subject matters and approaches to contextualise and pre-visualise photographic images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Photographic subject matters and approaches are researched as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    References that may inform photographic visual communication are identified and sourced according to accepted assessment and brief criteria standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources and references in the context of photographic brief are critically analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    References to inform photographic subject matters and approached are collected, collated and analysed in accordance to criteria of brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sources and references are categorised and stored for future reference in a manner that facilitates easy retrieval. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contextualise research on a photographic brief according its criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of different, innovative and creative approaches for a photo shoot is developed based on the nature of the applicable photographic subject matter or approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ideas generated from research are contextualised and integrated, where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible constraints and risks for the photographic images based on nature and purpose of shoot are considered within specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contextualisation of concept are reflected on and appraised in a continuous manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legal and ethical criteria based on research are reflected on and constraints are synthesised and refined where relevant. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply photographic techniques to content according to accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Range of photographic techniques and materials and their application to the visual communication of a brief are identified according to given criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Photographic content is systematically gathered and organised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Photographic content is evaluated in terms of the application of photographic techniques and materials to the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A ranges of possible techniques is selected taking into account communication of the photographic content and the presentation context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Photographic techniques and materials researched are organised and stored for easy reference. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Deliver the pre-visualised proposal in a manner that will contextualise and pre-visualise the photographic images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Presentation of pre-visualisation and concepts are delivered in a clear manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Context of the brief and visual communication conventions are taken into account during the selection of possible photographic techniques and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The pre-visualisation and references of selected techniques and materials are presented in a manner which best delivers the intentions and concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pre-visualisations are communicated according to the brief specification and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate and refine visual communication to improve contextualization and pre-visualisation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own review of the strengths and weaknesses of pre-visualised visual communication done in terms of specified contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visual communication may refer to subject matter, photographic techniques and approaches, composition and feasibility of implementation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input and comments from informed sources about the visual communication are collated in applicable accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Options for the visual communication are re-evaluated based on own review and feedback and refined accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intentions and concept are recorded and organised for production in a way that optimises efficiency. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • 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 
  • Suitable communication methods to communicate the producing and presentation of photographic images.
  • Housekeeping and Safety procedures within the context of producing and presentation of photographic images.
  • Colour management within the context of producing photographic images.
  • Visual literacy when visualising ideas into photographic images.
  • Photographic workflow processes within the production of digital photographic images.
  • Digital imaging procedures to produce photographic images in a digital processing environment.
  • Applicable software application for digital production environment.
  • Digital printing technology processes within the production of digital photographic images.
  • Recording, organizing and filing of documents and information.
  • Relevant measuring, scientific and chemical procedures when producing and presenting photographic images.
  • Photographic industry uses and norms to make an informed decision during selecting and analysing process.
  • The format of a brief typically used in the relevant sector.
  • Copyright, cultural relevance and intellectual property issues and legislation and their relevance to the photographic industry.
  • History of photography as an art form when capturing still photographic images. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when pre-visualising of photographic images. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community during research and delivering of pre-visualisation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when pre-visualisation of photographic images. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when research ideas for pre-visualisation of photographic images. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when delivering pre-visualisation decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during research and decisions of pre-visualisations of photographic images. 

    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 when pre-visualising photographic images and ideas. 

    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  73298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Photography  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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