ILLUSTRATION NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS ILLUSTRATION NC II COURSE

The TESDA Course in ILLUSTRATION NC II consists of competencies that a person must achieve in enhancing writings by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, or the illustration may be used to express emotion, or perception of things and ideas as in greeting cards, or cover art or interior art for books and magazines, or for advertisement, as on posters. The illustrator may specialize in a specific type and/or medium of drawings, e.g. realistic or cartoon drawings, using poster colors, pencil, etc. using traditional or digital or combination of digital and traditional methods

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Visual Arts, Crafts and Design

A student who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be:

  • COMICS ARTIST or
  • BOOK/MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATOR or
  • CARTOONIST

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This section specifies the qualifications of trainees and educational experience. Other requirements like health and physical requirements are also stated. Passing entry written examinations may also be indicated if necessary.

  • With good moral character;
  • Able to communicate both orally and in written; and
  • With arts inclination

This list does not include specific institutional requirements such as educational attainment, appropriate work experience, and others that may be required of the trainees by the school or training center delivering the TVET program.

ILLUSTRATION NC II COURSE – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: ILLUSTRATION
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 14 Hours
(Core Competency) 202 Hours

Total Duration: 234 Hours

This qualification is designed to develop knowledge, desirable attitudes and skills the ILLUSTRATION NC II qualification. It consists of competencies that a person must achieve in enhancing writings by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, or the illustration may be used to express emotion, or perception of things and ideas as in greeting cards, or cover art or interior art for books and magazines, or for advertisement, as on posters. The illustrator may specialize in a specific type and/or medium of drawings, e.g. realistic or cartoon drawings, using poster colors, pencil, etc. using traditional or digital or combination of digital and traditional methods.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN ILLUSTRATION NC II

This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common, and Core Competencies.

To obtain this TESDA course in ILLUSTRATION NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (202 Hours)
VSA245301 Apply Techniques to Produce Drawings
VSA245302 Source Concept for Own Work
VSA245303 Develop and Articulate Concept for Own Work
VSA245304 Use Drawing Techniques to Represent the Object of Idea
VSA245305 Prepare, Store and Maintain Finished Work
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (14 Hours)
TRS311201* Develop and update industry knowledge
TRS311203* Perform computer operations
VSA313201 Develop self as an artist
VSA313202 Select and prepare work for exhibition
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in ILLUSTRATION NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in ILLUSTRATION NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : APPLY TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE DRAWINGS
UNIT CODE : VSA245301

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and tools for the production of drawings. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques

  1. Prepare and maintain physical resources to produce drawings
    • Tools and materials required for the production of drawings. are identified and selected without error
    • Tools and materials are prepared, cleaned and maintained in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.
    • Organization and maintenance of work spaces are in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements so that it remains clean and safe.
    • Tools and materials are stored in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.
  2. Use and test drawing techniques
    • Drawing techniques for the production of drawings are used in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements.
    • Nominated or testing techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application are used and tested.
  3. Produce the drawings
    • Concept for the proposed drawings is determine based on own ideas or supplied information.
    • Steps and resources required to produce the proposed drawings are identified based on requirements.
    • Appropriate tools and materials are selected for the specific drawings.
    • Quantities of materials required are calculated without error and wastes are minimized where possible.
    • Techniques, tools and materials are used in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements to produce the final drawings.
    • Drawing is produced in accordance to customer requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : SOURCE C0NCEPT FOR OWN WORK
UNIT CODE : VSA245302

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source and organizes information to assist in the development of the concept for work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the work. This unit describes the articulation of the creative process. In practice, this unit is always integrated with the actual production of work, as described in various specialization units. This work would usually be carried out under supervision

  1. Source concept
    • Information sources are identified and collected relevant to ideas for the concept
    • Organized information are collected in a way which helps the development of the concept
  2. Review information for application to own work
    • Reviewed information are used to clarify ideas for the concept
    • Select final option for the concept based on information.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : DEVELOP AND ARTICULATE CONCEPT FOR OWN WORK
UNIT CODE : VSA245303

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and articulate the concept for own work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the work. This unit describes the articulation of the creative process and includes the need to review information to inform concept development and have some communication with others about the development process. In practice, this unit is always integrated with the actual production of work, as described in various specialization units. (This unit both encompasses and goes beyond unit -Source concept for own work.)

  1. Develop concept
    • Relevant information are identified and collected from a range of sources
    • Collected information are organize in a way which assists in concept development
    • Collected information are reviewed and selected for possible concepts for work
    • Final concept is selected based on collected information and ideas and intentions for own work
  2. Articulate concept
    • A way of presenting the concept is chosen, based on nature of work and context for communication
    • Clear information is provide to others about the concept, including information and ideas used
    • Feedback on concept is sought and reviewed for possible inclusion in the concept

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : USE DRAWING TECHNIQUES TO REPRESENT OBJECT OR IDEA
UNIT CODE : VSA245304

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to visually represent objects or ideas. At this level, drawing techniques would be basic. This is a core unit which complements all specialization units. It is different from the drawing specialization units which focus on drawing as an art form. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.

  1. Prepare for drawing
    • Tools and materials required are correctly identified for basic drawing techniques
    • Appropriate tools and materials are selected for basic drawing techniques
  2. Use basic drawing techniques
    • A limited range of techniques are applied to come up with interpretation of objects or ideas
    • Tools and materials are handled and used safely

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PREPARE, STORE AND MAINTAIN FINISHED WORK
UNIT CODE : VSA245305

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select finished work for storage, to assess its needs for storage and to protect, store and maintain it.

  1. Assess finished work for storage
    • Criteria for the selection of finished work to be stored and storage requirements is determined
    • Finished work is assessed and selected based on the identified criteria for their storage
    • Storage requirement for selected finished work is decided based on the criteria
  2. Store finished work
    • Protective materials and conditions for storage is identified and selected
    • Finished work for storage is organized and protective materials  are applied on finished work.
    • Finished works are stored in allocated or selected storage space following company standard operating procedure and criteria
  3. Maintain stored work
    • Accurate and complete records of stored finished work is prepared and maintained
    • Condition of finished work in the storage is monitored and reviewed in accordance with requirement for different types of work

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : DEVELOP AND UPDATE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
UNIT CODE : TRS311201

This unit of competency deals with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to access, increase and update industry knowledge. It includes seek information on the industry and update industry knowledge

  1. Seek information on the industry
    • Sources of information on the industry are correctly identified and accessed
    • Information to assist effective work performance is obtained in line with job requirements
    • Specific information on sector of work is accessed and updated
    • Industry information is correctly applied to day-to-day work activities
  2. Update industry knowledge
    • Informal and/or formal research is used to update general knowledge of the industry
    • Updated knowledge is shared with customers and colleagues as appropriate and incorporated into day-today working activities

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM COMPUTER OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE : TRS311203

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes and values needed to perform computer operations which includes inputting, accessing, producing and transferring data using the appropriate hardware and software

  1. Plan and prepare for task to be undertaken
    • Requirements of task are determined as per standard operating procedures
    • Appropriate hardware and software is selected according to task assigned and required outcome
    • Task is planned to ensure OH & S guidelines and procedures are followed
  2. Input data into computer
    • Data are entered into the computer using appropriate program/application in accordance with company procedures
    • Accuracy of information is checked and information is saved in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Inputted data are stored in storage media according to requirements
    • Work is performed within ergonomic guidelines
  3. Access information using computer
    • Correct program/application is selected based on job requirements
    • Program/application containing the information required is accessed according to company procedures
    • Desktop icons are correctly selected, opened and closed for navigation purposes
    • Keyboard techniques are carried out in line with OH & S requirements for safe use of keyboards
  4. Produce/output data using computer system
    • Entered data are processed using appropriate software commands
    • Data are printed out as required using computer hardware/peripheral devices in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Files and data are transferred between compatible systems using computer software, hardware/ peripheral devices in accordance with standard operating procedures
  5. Maintain computer equipment and systems
    • Systems for cleaning, minor maintenance and replacement of consumables are implemented
    • Procedures for ensuring security of data, including regular back-ups and virus checks are implemented in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Basic file maintenance procedures are implemented in line with the standard operating procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Cartoon illustration – A visual interpretation of an idea using exaggerated proportions
  • Realistic illustration – A visual interpretation of an idea using realistic proportions or images
  • Stylized illustration – A visual interpretation with features of both, one of or neither cartoon and realistic illustrations
  • Illustrator – An artist who prepares a visual two-dimensional or flat-surface interpretation of an idea or a written work
  • Subject – Refers to idea or source of the illustration
  • Drawing techniques – Style and method of drawings used by illustrators
  • Medium – Refers to materials and tools used to execute an illustration, e. g., computer, ink, water color
  • Traditional drawing – Manual method of illustration using pencil, pen, brush, watercolor, poster colors, etc
  • Digital drawing – Electronic method of illustration using computer, hardware and software accessories
  • Visual representation – May refer to the finished product in the form of an illustration

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