Level 3 Art Design*

Course Description

Students will be required to maintain a visual/digital diary which documents their generation of ideas, design process, application of artist models, image making and development of ideas. Students will select a topic of their own choice and, using a selection of design briefs, create a body of design work which will be presented on 3 x A1 folio boards for external assessment.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity: You will be challenged to extend your ideas, draw inspiration from existing designers, test and experiment with a wide range of media and techniques.
  • You will select your own ‘Social Issue’ or ‘Business’ to develop an advertising campaign that either creates awareness or for promotion.
  • Decision Making: You will apply the design process to make decisions about successful design solutions. By identifying a problem you will solve it using this process.
  • Use illustration, photography and typographic design solutions to develop imagery for use in own inquiry.

  • Digital Literacy - Understand and apply Adobe Design Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Create and manipulate images and text.
  • Logo Design, Corporate Branding (Business card, letterhead, stickers, tee-shirt) and Own Choice: Publication, App, Website, Spatial Design, 3-D Promotional Material.
  • Time Management - Use the allocated time and set deadlines to manage your work output and receive quality feed-forward on your developing inquiry.
  • Explore successful design solutions by looking at advertising and the media today along with contemporary designers from NZ and beyond.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91450 v2
Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91455 v2
Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.