NCEA Level 1 Creative Technologies – Design & Visual Communication
Number of Credits: 16-19
Entry Recommendations: Open entry. Year 10 Design & Visual Communication is recommended but not essential, however students who have successfully completed Year 10 DVC have priority entry.
Course Outline: This course is comprised of two major design projects – a product design and a spatial design. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop skills in visual literacy and creative thinking. The course also includes a case study of a notable designer of the student’s choosing.
Skills developed in the course:
Students are taught how to communicate knowledge using a range of visual communication techniques such as:
- Sketching and Rendering
- Instrumental Drawing
- Computer Aided Design
Course Costs: Students will need some graphic media and instrumental equipment in addition to the Year 10 requirements.
This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Design & Visual Communication or IB Design Technology.
Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.