NCEA Level 3 Creative Technologies – Digital
Level 3
Number of Credits: 18

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

Course Outline: ‘A New Media Product’ is a dynamic experience that allows students to investigate a context that interests them before they develop a brief, begin researching and then developing concepts (through storyboarding) to create their outcome. A link has been established with a production house (Tandem Voice Booth) where students will be given the opportunity to work with their staff (practicing technologists) in the field of Media. This course gives students the flexibility to pursue digital design or digital media avenue depending on their interests. A number of technologists, from a wide range of industries, are invited to talk to students or visited throughout the year to enable students to see the links between their practice and the outside world.

Skills developed in this course:

  • PremierPro
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • 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).

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

AS 91608
Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context
4 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91609
Undertake project management to support technological practice
4 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91610
Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
6 Credits
Literacy
Design Pitch
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 3
AS 91617
Undetake a critque of a technological outcome’s design
4 Credits
Literacy
External Report
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 3
AS 91635
Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
4 Credits
Literacy
Observation and Reflective Practice
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
Level 3 Creative Technologies – Digital