Year 13 Art Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. White

This course builds upon knowledge gained in the Level Two Art Design Course. Students will further develop an understanding of visual communication techniques and an appreciation of contemporary design practice and typography. 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.

• Further develop and apply Adobe Design Suite skills – Photoshop & In Design
• Effectively use the computer, scanner, printer and digital camera
• Create and manipulate imagery and text in two and three dimensions
• Look further at design history and contemporary practice
• Understand and apply principles associated with typography and layout design.
• Identify a problem (brief) and produce solutions whilst working through the design process.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have completed NCEA Level 2 Visual Art, Art-Design, Photography or Design and Visual Communication (DVC) with a minimum 16 credits gained.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

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

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

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