NCEA Course Booklet

Design & Visual Communication

Year 12

Prerequisites Completion of a Diploma Prep course in DVC, reaching the minimum level of Stage 3 is strongly recommended for study of DVC at NCEA. Students not meeting these requirements should speak to the HoD Design & Digital Technologies to discuss suitability of enrolment in this course. Description This course will follow a similar format to the DVC prep courses with students working through the design process to complete a project. There will be a mix of both internal and external standards offered. The focus is again on the interrelated graphics learning areas of graphics practice, design and visual communication, with design tasks based on both spatial and product design briefs to provide challenging and realistic problem-solving exercises. Students have the opportunity to explore the use of computer- aided design to develop and present ideas. The course is structured to enable students to extend their understanding and skills in designing to specified needs, and graphic communication from conceptual ideas to evaluation and presentation.

Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with 10 of the 19 credits externally assessed through portfolio submission, and the remaining 9 credits internally assessed. The following Achievement Standards will be assessed: • AS 91337 (3 credits – external) Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas. • AS 91339 (3 credits – external) Produce instrumental perspective projection drawings to communicate design ideas. • AS 91340 (3 credits – internal) Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas. • AS 91343 (4 credits – internal) Use visual communication techniques to compose a presentation of a design.

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