NCEA Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

13DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Forrest

The course is designed to provide a variety of realistic design and drawing experiences that are challenging, creative and enjoyable. These experiences draw on students’ interests and cultural backgrounds. Students have extensive access to computer aided design (CAD) and are encouraged to use this throughout their projects.
This course is intended for students interested in design as a means to develop their own visual communication skills and particularly as an intended pathway towards further tertiary study and careers in engineering, product design or architecture.
The course is a full achievement standard course and is a combination of internal achievement standards and external achievement standards.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 visual diary, 1x 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.


Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable for a student to have taken this subject in Years 11 and 12.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
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4
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A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
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3
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6
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A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
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6
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A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
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6
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Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 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.