DVC3

Design and Visual Communication Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Design and Visual Communication Level 3

Students will again modify their tiny home design from level 1 and 2 to incorporate a Eco/sustainable feature to the house.  They will be influenced by a exploration topic which is done in the first term. This is where they take an idea or experience and use this to influence their design.

Students will have the opportunity to use computer aided design software which is cloud based and can be accessed at home.

If a student has not taken DVC in level 1 or 2 then they will design a tiny home using the influence of there exploration topic.

Again internal standards are marked by the teacher and some of the work produced from assessments completed in the year are sent away for external marking in a portfolio.

All of the standards offered and NCEA achievement standards giving the opportunity to gain achieved, Merit or Excellence credits and a Merit or Excellence subject endorsement.  If Design nd visual Communication is taken at Level 3 then this is a university approved subject and can be used a one of the subject required. Excellence endorsements can mean that automatic entry is achieved to many of the design schools in the country


Course Overview

Term 1
Exploration topic
Eco/sustainability research project

Term 2
Tiny home modification adding an Eco/sustainable feature to the house.

Term 3
Working drawings
Graphic presentation

Term 4
Presentation of work
External Portfolio assembly

Recommended Prior Learning


At least 12 credits from Level 2 Graphics, or if they have some drawing skills then they should talk to the Head Of Department. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Set square, paper and rendering equipment.

Assessment Information

Internal standards are marked by the teacher and some of the work produced from assessments completed in the year are sent away for external marking in a portfolio.
All standards are NCEA Achievement standards giving an Achieved to Excellence level

Pathway

This subject leads on to a variety of career opportunities such as architecture, spatial design, product design, and any others that require design to be used.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91628 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91631 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.