L3 Graphics (Design & Visual Communication)

L3GRAP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

Students learn through architectural, product and media 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 apply their learning from previous years to solve complex design issues.

This will include the use of:

  • Freehand sketching
  • Research Skills
  • Instrumental drawing
  • 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 L3 Graphic Design Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 20 credits at L3. Graphics is an approved domain subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.


Course Costs

Special paints, paper and other materials. Payment of the subject fee will ensure an allocation for printing. $20
Recommended Graphics equipment pack. $50
Product Design and Innovation Awareness Trip. Price TBC


Required Prior Learning


Having gained nine L2 credits in NCEA L2GRAP is essential.

Any exceptions must be discussed with Mr Meyer.



Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91622 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91628 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 32

* 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: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.