Level 1 Design & Visual Communication

11DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Distance Learning

Year 11 Design & Visual Communication

What is Design and Visual Communication?

Design and Visual Communication, also known as Graphics, is for students interested in design and drawing. Students develop visual communication skills and design thinking to explore and solve design problems. Students develop skills in sketching, rendering, drawing and modelling to explore, communicate and present their ideas. In some topics, students are able to have models of their design work 3D printed by Te Kura. Students are encouraged to generate creative and innovative solutions to solve design problems that are set in authentic contexts, and can be customised to suit their interests.

What this course involves

This course develops students’ visual communication and design skills. Students start the course exploring the influence of a significant designer and then move on to two major design projects, within the contexts of product design and spatial design. The design briefs are customisable to reflect individual student’s interests and passions. Interspersed in the projects are exercises to develop students’ technical skills. An optional topic develops presentation techniques. The work done in these projects contributes to internally assessed standards and a portfolio for external assessment.

Delivery Modes

  • This course is accessed through our online learning environment – My Te Kura or NZOLTC

Recommended Prior Learning

None but a high level of independent learning is required.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
1
E
3
A.S. 91064 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91065 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91066 v4 Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91068 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
1
I
6
A.S. 91069 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.