Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L2 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics)

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer.

Required Prior Learning

Either gained L1 credits in NCEA L1GRAP and/or at the discretion of HOD Technology.

Students learn through spatial (architectural) and product design projects. Creativity is encouraged through a selection of stimulating and relevant design contexts. High quality presentation and drawing skills are expected. Students will use design language to articulate the exploration and refinement of their ideas.

Students will develop their learning of:

  • Freehand sketching
  • Research skills
  • Instrumental drawing including mechanical perspective
  • Digital modelling and production of drawings using software such as Sketchup and Solidworks

The portfolio of work produced will form a substantial component of students’ university applications and may also help in obtaining employment within the design industry. Careers in Graphics include: Textiles Design, Graphic Communication, Landscape Architecture, Web Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Spatial Design, Advertising, Building, Digital Media and Photographic Design. It is also ideal preparation for Architecture and Engineering.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L2 Design & Visual Communication Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 23 credits at L2. Graphics is an approved domain subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures

L3 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics), L3 Electronics, L3 Product Development Design Metal, L3 Product Development Design Wood, L3 Technical Skills

Please scroll to the bottom to view possible career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Patternmaker, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Film and Video Editor, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Glazier, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Tailor/Dressmaker, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Metal Worker, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Print Finisher, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Diver, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Plasterer, Plastics Worker, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Ranger, Florist, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Glass Processor, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Train Driver, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Valuer, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Geospatial Specialist, Garment Technician

Subject Costs

Special paints, paper and other materials. Payment of the subject fee will ensure an allocation for printing. $20.
Recommended Graphics equipment pack. $50