13DVC

NCEA Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr

Design and Visual Communication

Level 3 Design and Visual Communication (DVC) provides a range of study options that align with Architectural, Product Design and Engineering related tertiary study and professions, as well as emerging Creative Industries. 

At Level 3 students most students specialize and complete either Product Design or Architectural/Spatial Design specific Achievement Standards, but can do two smaller projects that combine both if they wish. Students will also select from a range of complementary Achievement Standards that align with their interests and likely future tertiary and vocational goals (between 16 and 20 credits). 

Students are required to explore and refine design ideas through writing, freehand sketching, design notation, instrumental drawing, 3D printing, laser cutting and a range of CAD software. In addition to offering DVC based Achievement Standards the course is able to offer some of the more popular Engineering and Technology Standards that are relevant to individual DVC projects and can enhance student learning.

This course also offers a UE literacy standard.

Scholarship is also offered to students.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry, however a Level 2 Technology subject is advantageous.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Personal stationery costs could be up to $40 for drawing instruments and media accessories, depending on the student's own requirements. There is also a set charge of $20 for items such as art paper, card, tracing papers and model making materials that the student uses.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91617 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.10 - Undertake a critique of a technological outcome's design
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice

Students will be entered in either AS 91629 or AS 91630, not both.

6
6
6

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91630 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice

Students will be entered in either AS 91629 or AS 91630, not both.

6
6
6

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91631 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design

This Achievement Standard is offered to students who did not achieve in Year 12, or intent to re enter the externally assessed standard

6
6
6
6

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.