NCEA Level 2 Creative Technologies – Digital
Level 2
Number of Credits: 22

Entry Recommendation: Open entry although prior learning in technology is an advantage.

Course Outline:  This course provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts and procedures across a range of digital media areas. The concepts are researched and investigated and then refined and developed throughout the year. Products will be created using a digital format eg websites, computer programmes, apps, electronics, AR, VR, animation, video and film which may draw on the application of knowledge and skills from other curriculum areas.

This course is designed to advance core knowledge from the areas of Digital Information, Programming and Computer Science, Digital Media and the Technological Development Process. Students will develop skills and knowledge of tools and techniques in these areas to challenge the boundaries of design possibilities.

This course gives students an opportunity to develop the above skills through a selected area of interest. Students will follow their own independent pathway so a high level of time management, organisational, communication and design skills are essential. Students are expected to work both individually and in groups as well as participating in extension activities and outside the classroom learning opportunities. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to work with practicing technologists in the field of Media / Computer Science.   

Advanced skills developed in the course (using some of the following computer software):

  • PremierPro
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects 
  • Adobe Animate 
  • HTML CSS
  • A programming language
  • Other applications, as needed

Course Costs: Approximately $100, plus cost of purchase of Adobe Creative Suite applications (purchased from Maggie’s Shop).

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Technologies – Design.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91354
Undertake brief development to address an issue
4 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91355
Select and use planning tools to manage the development of an outcome
4 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91356
Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
6 Credits
 
Design Pitch
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
AS 91357
Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
6 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91358
Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports risk management
4 Credits
Literacy
Written Report
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 3
AS 91370
Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
4 Credits
 
Observation and reflective evidence
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
AS 91372
Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task
3 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
AS 91373
Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task
3 Credits
 
Practical
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
Level 2 Creative Technologies – Digital