NCEA Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

13DVC
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, 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 24 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 Digital Technology Standards that are relevant to individual DVC projects and can enhance student learning.

Scholarship is also offered to students.



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 $15 for items such as art paper, card, tracing papers and model making materials that the student uses.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry, however a Level 2 Technology subject is advantageous otherwise approval by the HOD will be needed.


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. 91616 v3 Generic Technology 3.9 - Demonstrate understanding of how the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes may be broadly interpreted
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91617 v3 Generic Technology 3.10 - Undertake a critique of a technological outcome's design
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91622 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
A.S. 91635 v4 Digital Technologies 3.43 - Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
3
I
4
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 38

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.