Visual Art Design Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Ferguson

Visual Art Design 201

Level 2 Visual Art Design explores a range of personalised themes. The assessments are aimed at youth related subject matter exploring contemporary advertisement and marketing design. As the course progresses you will generate your own resources by using photographs or illustrated-based works. Design formats may include; character development, page layout, DVD inserts, pop-ups, display stands, book covers and brochures. At this level you are also taught critical understanding of such things as negative space, design composition and typography. This process is learnt through both hand and computer generated techniques using Adobe Photoshop. 

To see examples of work go to this link:


Photography Level 3, Visual Art Design Level 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need to cover all their costs for printing their coursework and external boards. This is not done via the accounts office, but paid by the student when printing is needed. (You can expect the costs for the course to be around $60-80).

One museum or gallery trip $20.

Recommended Prior Learning

You should have a passion for art and creativity, so junior level Art and an Art based subject at Level 1 would help. If you have not done these classes you will have to convince us that this is the right course for you. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91315 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
A.S. 91320 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

advertising art director, comic book creator, graphic artist, primary teacher, advertising commercial director, comic strip artist, graphic designer, print maker, advertising copy writer, computer graphics designer, greeting card designer, properties artist, advertising creative director, conservator, guide, publicity director, advertising illustrator, corporate designer, hair stylist, puppet maker, advertising photographer, costume designer, haute couturier, renderer, aerial photographer, court artist, illustration agent, researcher, animation director, crafts artisan, illustrator-freelance, restorer, animator (digital/traditional), creative director-advertising, industrial designer, salesperson, antique restorer, curator, industrial photographer, scenic designer, architect, cutter & editor, interior decorator, scientific illustrator, architectural illustrator, dark room technician, interior designer, sculptor, architectural technologist, dentist, jeweler, serigrapher, art auctioneer, design consultant

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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.