Level 3 Design

13DSN
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. McClintock

DESIGN - YEAR 13
NCEA LEVEL 3
CODE: 13DSN

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, look at artist models and learn Adobe skills. 

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 22

For further information see: Ms McClintock


Entry Requirements

Students must have passed their Level 2 Design Folio Board external or have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 Design. Students with no design background who wish to take up Year 13 Design need to see the Ms. McClintock regarding entry into this course prior to commencement.

It will suit students who have an interest in Design and Digital Art and are interested in looking at and creating things such as; branding, websites  and magazines. Students will need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively to develop ideas. Students would also need to finish off design work outside of lesson time.


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. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
3
E
14
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Business Analyst, Patternmaker, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Sound Technician, Baker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Urban/Regional Planner, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Florist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, User Experience Designer, Garment Technician


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.