12APD

NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Braithwaite

The course prepares students for the first stages of a career in Graphic Design or any other of the many related design or architectural careers. Students are taught the basic principles of design and the ways that designers work. In particular, they will learn about the Design process and how to apply this process to a range of design tasks, including graphic design, package design, typographic layout and the use of computers as a design tool. The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in Design, which involves understanding a design brief, how to carry out research, generating ideas and developing these ideas in a systematic way through to the finished artwork. Drawing plays a major part in this course as the central means of generating ideas. Drawing is carried out by hand in conventional ways and also by using a computer. Students are prepared for studying NCEA Level 3 Design in Year 13 and they are given guidance as to how they might pursue a career in Design when they leave school.

Note: Students may take up to three of the NCEA Level 2 Visual Art courses offered: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture - however those students wishing to take more than two of these subjects may only do so with the approval of the HOD and their Divisional Principal.

NCEA Level 2


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a cost of $55 which contributes toward materials and folio boards. Students will need their own USB (minimum 16GB) and an A3 clearfile folder. Either a 1 TB external storage device or a laptop is also ideal. Students will need to purchase their own printing paper available through the school; allow $50 over the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil. However, where the Level 1 Visual Art External Standard has been attempted and not achieved, entry into level 2 Design is at the discretion of the HOD.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91305 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91310 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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