Level 3 Visual Arts - Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Hambridge

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Design related research, e-learning, drawing, scanning, illustration, designing, digital photography, digital painting, computer graphics, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, collage, mixed media, construction, typography, moving image, folio presentation, scholarship research, exhibition of artwork.

This course leads to tertiary study for a very wide range of careers: graphic design, product design, concept art, interior design, spatial design, architecture, magazine and book design, animation, illustration, computer graphics, fashion design, textile design, photography, creative industries and education.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All course related materials for use in class will be supplied by the school. It is highly recommended that a 16GB USB flash drive is purchased and that students sign up for the discount priced Adobe license offered by the school, which will allow students access to Abode Photoshop at home.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits NCEA Level 1 Art or ADM. Level 2 Design, Visual Arts, Photography, Design and Visual Communication, Fashion Design. If new to Visual Art and Design, students must seek permission from HOD Visual Arts (Mr Hambridge).

Exclusions: a maximum of TWO Visual Arts courses may be taken.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
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: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.


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