NCEA Level 2 Design & Visual Communication

12DES
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Pearce

This course follows on from Year 11 and prepares students and leads onto the Level 3, Year 13 course.  Year 12 DVC concentrates on using the skill gained in Year 11 and applying them to projects based around the theme "Mechanical Brief" and "Architectural Brief".  Students explore the use of nature and natural forms to inspire design.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for graphic materials, including A3 blocks of cartridge paper, graphic pencils, A3 folder, set squares and ruler retained by student.


Recommended Prior Learning

9 credits in Level 1 Graphics or by consultation with HOD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
2
E
3
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
2
E
4
A.S. 91340 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91341 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91342 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 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


Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.