Design and Visual Communication Level 3

DVC3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

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. 


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

Learning Areas:

Technology



Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Architect, Architectural Technician, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Game Developer, Landscape Architect

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 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


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.