2DVC

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

Students work through the design process to solve an architectural or product problem in the community. They will explore design history and visual communication methods to create quality outcomes for an audience.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - Students create innovative design ideas/solutions and display divergent thinking. This can be seen in presentations, spatial and product design briefs.
  • Explore Spatial design, looking at influential architects and designers from the past.

  • Communication - Develop presentation skills using a variety of media - rendering chalk, rapid markers, the Adobe Suite, Sketchup, digital and physical modelling.
  • Present design ideas in an exhibition alongside fellow students.

  • Using information - Use the design process to develop ideas and explore options.
  • Work with a design brief and site, exploring constraints and opportunities relevant to client needs.


  • Use the design process to work through a design brief.


Resources Required

Stationery (optional) - graphic pens, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, rapid markers
Final product $30.00 - (optional)

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91296 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91337 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91340 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91341 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91343 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.36 - Use visual communication techniques to compose a presentation of a design
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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