NCEA Level 2 Design
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 20

Entry Requirements:  NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts is required or entry in consultation with the Head of Visual Arts Faculty.

Course Outline: The course will involve two parts:

  1. Workbook studies and practical submissions covering artist research, drawing and media studies and idea development.
  2. Portfolio, an externally assessed two-panel folio which is thematically linked and demonstrates a range of media and development of ideas.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understand and analyse the influences of contexts on the characteristics and production of design and their own work.
  • Apply and extend understanding of a range of conventions from design practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Develop technical understanding of a range of design media
  • Generate, anaylse and extend ideas, showing understanding of design practice.
  • Research and analyse how designs are constructed and interpreted to communicate meanings.

Course Costs: 

$100 – materials, printing

$8 – Adobe Creative Cloud annual subscription

$140 Adobe Photoshop workshop – 2 days

$140 Adobe Illustrator workshop – 2 days 

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Design.

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

AS 91320
Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
12 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 4
AS 91310
Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
4 Credits
 
Workbook studies
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 9
AS 91315
Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
4 Credits
 
Workbook studies
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
Level 2 Design