NCEA Level 2 Design and Visual Communication

12DVC
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 Level 1 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:

  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Spatial Design (Environmental/Architectural)
  • Product Design (Engineering, Robotics)

The course is a full achievement standards course with students assessed using four achievement standards one of which will be chosen depending on student interest. (Architecture or Product Design). Additionally one unit standard is available for students with a specific interest in computer aided design.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Course Overview

Term 1
Focus on use of design language and design elements.
Research standard AS91340 'Use the characteristics of a Design Movement or Era to inform Design Ideas' (3 Credits internal) Due approx Week 8. Generation of design ideas contributes to external standard AS91337 .

Term 2
Focus on developing spatial design skills including key elemnts of a house construction project, architectural working drawings.
Spatial Design AS91341 'Develop a spatial design through graphics practise' (6 Credits internal)

Learn how to use the laser cutter and how to create geometry using AutoCAD.
Unit Standard 2433 Produce Engineering Component drawings using CAD software. (6 Credits)

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 visual diary, A3 Clearfile
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 $25. 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.

Optional standards are available. 91341, 91342, 2433


Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable that a student has taken this subject in Year 11.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2433 v8 Produce engineering component drawings using CAD software
2
I
6
A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
2
E
3
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
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2
E
4
A.S. 91339 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.32 - Produce instrumental perspective projection drawings to communicate design ideas
Assessments:
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2
E
3
A.S. 91340 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
Assessments:
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2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91341 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
Assessments:
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2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91342 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker, Product Designer, Landscape Architect, Interior Architect, Engineering Draughting


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.