Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Wensor

This comprehensive design course will expose students to both architectural and product design practice. The course is designed to progress students in their creative industries career pathways, but will also benefit students interested in other pathways such as manufacturing and technology and construction and infrastructure. At the end of Term 3, students will exhibit their design work in the Technology Faculty Showcase. This course also provides the opportunity for students to work towards scholarship. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to create a set of working drawings of their design in line with industry practice.

A study of Design and Visual Communication in Year 13 will contribute to awards in creative
industries, construction and infrastructure and manufacturing and technology vocational pathways. Careers in these sectors include: Architect, carpenter, quantity surveyor, engineer, artist, media designer and advertising manager among many others. In this course students will be  assisted in producing their portfolios for tertiary design courses.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are to provide a pencil and A4 sketch book.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achieved grades in AS91338 and AS91341 from the Level 2 DVC course. Alternatively, by HOD approval.

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. 91628 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.


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