2DES

Level 2 Art Design

Course Description

Design is the perfect subject for all creatives! Digital designers, painters and illustrators can use their individual skills to succeed in this subject.

Students will develop an understanding of visual communication methods and an appreciation of contemporary Design practice, continuing to develop their skills using Adobe Creative Suite and the design process. Students will be required to maintain a visual/digital diary which documents their design process, application of artist models, image making and development of ideas. They will produce work for two internal design briefs which will lead into the 2 x A1 folio boards.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - You will be challenged to develop a range of ideas, draw inspiration from the world around you, listen to feedback from others and use this to inform your own ideas.
  • Deliver an advertising campaign to promote awareness about a business of your choice. You will use your design skills to promote this business through various design briefs.
  • Decision Making - You will understand the design process, associated language and terminology and apply it to make decisions about successful design solutions.
  • Illustration and Photography to develop imagery for use in own design solutions.

  • Digital Literacy - Understand and apply Adobe Design Suite skills - Photoshop & InDesign. Effectively use the computer, scanner, printer and digital camera. Create and manipulate graphic images and text.
  • Logo Design, Poster Design and Own Choice: Publication, App, Promotional material.

  • Visual Literacy - In responding to a design brief, you will need to consider how your work is received by others and understand how to appeal to a target audience and make work that is fit for purpose.
  • Explore successful design solutions by looking at advertising in the media today.



Resources Required

All resources are supplied for use in class.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0