NCEA Level 2 Creative Technologies – Design & Visual Communication
Level 2
Number of Credits: 22

Entry Recommendations: Open entry. NCEA Level 1 Design & Visual Communication is an advantage. Level 1 DVC students have priority entry.

Course Outline: This course is comprised of two major projects – a product design and a spatial design. Students are provided with the opportunity to extend skills in visual literacy and creative thinking.  Students are required to apply these skills in order to go through the design process and produce a final design solution that meets the brief. The course also includes a case study of either a design movement or a design era of the student’s choosing.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Sketching and Rendering
  • Modelling
  • Presentation
  • Computer Aided Design

Course Costs: Approximately $60. Students will need some graphic media and instrumental equipment in addition to the Year 11 requirements. Students may be charged for some course related costs throughout the year.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Design & Visual Communication

Assessment

AS 91337
Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
3 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
AS 91341
Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
6 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 3
AS 91342
Develop a product design through graphics practice
6 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 91343
Use visual communication techniques to compose a presentation of a design
4 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
Level 2 Creative Technologies – Design and Visual Communication