LEVEL 3 DESIGN 3DES
What is this course about? In Level 3 Design we will be looking at the historic evolution of Design as well as contemporary practice. We will develop our understanding of how meaning is created and communicated through design, and how this meaning is often politically charged. Design processes we will be using will range from very hands on drawing and collage based through to completely digital workflows. Two achievement standards are offered along with the opportunity to submit work for the level 4 scholarship examination. Students will create a zine on a self selected topic before creating further work that can be assessed against additional internal standards and will become part of the external folio submission. This work involves showing knowledge of the characteristics and constraints of established processes and methods in established design practice.
What sorts of things will I do? You will keep a visual journal to document your critical creative and technical decision making as well as your exploratory research. You will create a zine to extend your understanding of visual communication using analogue and digital skills, You will go through an iterative design process to complete a minimum of six briefs for the folio board external. One or two internals may be assessed from within this body of work. You will develop your skills using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and analogue processes.
What standards can I enter? NCEA Level
Name of standard
Produce a finished work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts context
Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy
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