3DVC

Level 3 Design and Visual Communication*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

Students work individually 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.


  • Students leave with a portfolio of design work.

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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91341 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91628 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
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: 16

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

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