Design and Visual Communication Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr Slaney
Design and Visual Communication 101
This course works through the vehicle of the design process. Students will work on a formative design brief in the first term, developing skills in freehand sketching, isometric drawing, orthographic drawing and the use of a computer aided design program: On-shape. This is a cloud based program which can be easily access from home.
An investigation into a well-known designer will help to influence ideas for the project.
In terms two and three, another brief will build on the skills acquired in term one. Students will work with more accuracy and precision as well as showing a fuller understanding of the design process. The final term should be tidying up the required drawings for a portfolio which is externally assessed standards.
Design briefs used successfully in the past have included ‘Tiny home design’ and ‘design a homework kitchen or BBQ space’
An investigation into a well-known designer
Drawing skills including CAD drawing ON-SHAPE
Design brief 1: A tiny home:
Refining the tiny home
Graphic Presentation of design ideas
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
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.