NCEA Level 3 Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Lindsay

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 design gaining a minimum of 12 credits.

Students need to learn to solve clearly defined design problems. Solutions need to be communicated through drawings, notes, models and finished work. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of existing design practices, and apply this to their own ideas.
Students will produce work, presented in a portfolio and assignments on a number of themes. The course is assessed through achievement standards that cover the curriculum with total credits of 22.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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
Week 7 first internal due

Term 2
Week 8 second internal is due

Term 3
Week 10 external is due



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 visual diary, 2x A3 clearfile
It is recommended students pay the subject charge of $40. This covers the cost of the take home materials in the course and a yearly licence fee for Photoshop. This would be installed on a personal computer.
Students will be expected to pay for their own printing costs.

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


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.