Design and Visual Communication Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Slaney

Design and Visual Communication (301)

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

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.

This course is also university approved

Course Overview

Term 1
Exploration topic
Eco/sustainability research project

Term 2
Tiny home modification

Term 3
Working drawings
Graphic presentation

Term 4
Presentation of work
External Portfolio assembly

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Set square, paper and rendering equipment.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits from Level 2 Graphics, or approval of the HOD. 

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. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
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: 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: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

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


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.