NCEA Level 2 Design
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 24

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: $300 to cover materials, digital printing, software package and workshops.

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 91305
Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to design
4 Credits
Literacy
Workbook studies
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 10
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
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
Level 2 Design