Prerequisites Candidates for this course are expected to have completed the Level 2 DVC course successfully. Students who wish to take Year 13 DVC without successfully completing the Level 2 course will find the work demanding and must seek prior approval from the HoD Design & Technology. Description This course places an emphasis on individual solutions to problems selected from architecture, engineering or product design and the comprehensive and precise graphic communication of this information. Emphasis is placed on students selecting and using the most appropriate methods for communicating their designs, consistently using high-quality presentation skills and having a good understanding of the aspects of function and aesthetics, and the application of these in their design solutions. Students can choose their methods of presentation, comprising portfolio, design sketches, working drawings, models, mockups, art and design, photography, computer- aided design and animation.
Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with about 18 credits. The following Achievement Standards will be assessed: • AS 91627 (4 credits – external) Initiate design ideas through exploration. • AS 91628 (6 credits – internal) Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome.
• AS 91629 (6 credits – internal) Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice. • AS 91630 (6 credits – internal) Resolve a product design through graphics practice. • AS 91631 (6 credits – internal)
Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design. Students can select the standards they wish to study, depending on prospective career directions. Those intending to study architecture would select standards based on spatial design whereas those intending to study engineering, industrial or product design would base their selection on product design.
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