NCEA Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

11DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Burr

In this course students develop creative skills in Design and Visual Communication (DVC). The focus is project based learning and assessment, in which students will generate their own designs and solutions though a range of methods that include freehand sketching, 3D printing and modelling, design notation, instrumental drawing and the use of 3D CAD software and programs that are prevalent within associated professions and industries.

Level 1 students work on two half year long projects, currently Product Design (Furniture) and Architecture (Small House). The course consists of a blend of compulsory and negotiated Achievement Standards, allowing students more scope to pursue areas of personal interest and strength. Students are encouraged to undertake the Level Two Achievement Standards that are incorporated into the course, this grants a greater range and level of student acknowledgement, and allows students to be "credited" for their achievements.

This course is appealing to students who are able to self manage, have a reasonable level of literacy and are motivated by project work and personalized learning, rather than exams.

The vast majority of students traditionally complete a course of between 18 and 28 credits and gain an NCEA Subject Endorsement at either Merit or Excellence level.

NCEA Level 1


Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Design and Visual Communication, NCEA Level 2 Engineering

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Initial stationery costs could be up to $35 for drawing equipment. There is a set charge of $15 for media supplies that the school provides for take home modelling components.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
1
E
3
A.S. 91064 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91065 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91066 v4 Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91068 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
1
I
6
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
2
E
4
A.S. 91340 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.