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NCEA Level 3 Design
Level 3
Number of Credits: 22

Entry Recommendations: Any NCEA Level 2 Visual Art subject or entry in consultation with the Head of Visual Arts Faculty.

Course Outline: This 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 three-panel folio which is thematically linked and demonstrates a range of media and development of ideas.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understand and analyse contexts, meanings and technological influences related to the production and value of design in artists and their own work.
  • Apply understanding from research in to materials, processes and techniques to extend and refine skills within design.
  • Generate, analyse clarify and regenerate ideas and options within design using a systematic approach.
  • Research and analyse approaches and theories related to design practice and critically reflect, respond to, and evaluate art works.

Course Costs: $150 to cover Art materials and digital printing.

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

AS 91455
Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas with design practice
14 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 3
AS 91445
Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 8
AS 91450
Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 3
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