Level 3 Visual Art - Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Oughton

On the completion of this course, students will have developed a greater understanding of some of the leading methods and practices of Visual Design. Exploring a contemporary artist model approach, students will develop a portfolio of work that explores a range of ideas related to a personal investigation or given brief. Students taking this subject will see it as a stepping stone into either a Fine Art or Design related course on completion of the year.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20.00 Printing, $10.00 Adobe Creative Suite cost additional. USB stick required.

Recommended Entry Criteria

Level 2 Visual Art - Painting or Level 2 Visual Art - Design or see HOD

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
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
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
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.


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