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LEVEL 3 DESIGN​ ​& VISUAL COMMUNICATION ​3TECD 

What is this course about? Design & Visual Communication focuses on producing ideas through graphical techniques. It involves a rich variety of  learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities.  Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to  encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying design & visual  communication in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates awareness of  the environment and of society’s needs. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and  presentation. A wide range of good quality graphical equipment, computer software plus a 3D and laser printer are  available to all students who undertake this option.    What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on spatial or product design knowledge. Students will develop the ability to  conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand sketching, rendering, CAD, 2D and 3D  modelling. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91629

Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice

V3

6

Folio (Internal)

08/10/2019

3

AS91628

Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience

V3

6

Folio (Internal)

25/10/2019

3

AS91627

Initiate design ideas through exploration

V3

4

Folio (External)

05/04/2019

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy       

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ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

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