11DVC

NCEA Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Forrest

This course is intended for students interested in design as a means to develop their own visual communication skills or as an intended career pathway. The course is a progression from Year 10 and extends student learning through the introduction of different media design and communication skills. Students will further develop their skill in computer aided design (CAD) and image enhancement technologies. Learning will be directed at three main areas throughout the year:

  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Spatial Design (Environmental/Architectural)
  • Product Design.


Course Overview

Term 1
Focuses on basic freehand drawing and visual communication skills and the application of design language. Students will complete a research assignment and generate design ideas for a product inspired by an influential designer. Evidence gathered during this term will contribute to an end of year portfolio which is marked externally .

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x A3 Clearfile (or can use existing from Y10), 1 x A3 Visual Diary
Students must supply their own rendering materials (pencils, colouring pencils marker pens) as well as a compass.
It is recommended that students pay the subject charge $20. This covers the cost of all take home materials used in this course (Limited 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling for the production of prototypes) and any colour printing costs.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable for a student to have taken this subject in Year 9 and/or 10.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91064 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91065 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91066 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 8

A.S. 91067 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91068 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

A.S. 91069 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 6

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.