Level 2 Design

12DSN
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Robson

DESIGN - YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
CODE: 12DSN
This course aims to build and refine skills in Design and Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Students will also learn how to develop their own ideas through looking at the current Design world, research eras of Design and research of their artist models. 

The main focus of the course is to strengthen skills in:

  • Graphic Design 

  • Adobe Software

  • Idea development

  • Visual composition and layout design

Planned Total Credits Offered 20

For further information see: Ms McClintock


Pathway

Level 3 Design

Success in Level 2 Design will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that will be useful for studying Level 3 Design. This course is also important if students want to study Art and Design based degrees or want to make their career in a creative industry.

Entry Requirements

Students must have passed their Level 1 Folio Board external or have gained at least 14 credits in Level 1 Visual Arts or Digital Arts in order to gain entry. Students with no art background who wish to take up Year 12 Design need to see Ms. McClintock regarding entry into this course prior to commencement.

Level 2 Design will suit students who have an interest in design, illustration, digital art and are interested in looking at and creating things such as; branding, websites  and magazines. 

To be successful at this subject it would be useful if students have completed Level 1 Art. Students will need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively to develop ideas. Students would also need to finish off artworks outside of lesson time.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
2
I
4
A.S. 91315 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
2
I
4
A.S. 91320 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
2
E
12
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Dancer, Beauty Therapist, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Visual Merchandiser, Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Model, Photographer


Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.