13 Art Design
Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Murphy
The Level 3 Art Design is a creative, highly engaging course. Level 3 students work independently (with teacher guidance) to generate their own proposal or investigation for a three board folio submission.
Students start the year working on logo and typographic design and refreshing their Adobe and layout skills. From there,they are able to carry on and work to their own strengths as they develop their folio board work; with a focus either on graphic design (layouts, typography) or illustration based design (hand done or digital). Students can also work in moving image.
Students decide on 3-4 options to design and present in their folio submission. For example, they might choose from, websites, app design, animations, comics, magazines, books and graphic novels, tickets, packaging and/or 3-D objects, depending on what suits their design proposal.
Students will develop and deepen their understanding of key design skills including:
- Adobe software skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)
- Typography and Logo design skills
- Illustration/Image making,
- Digital Illustration methods
- Layout design skills
Creative thinking, critical thinking and independent work habits are important skills that students develop in Art Design.
Students are encouraged to use paper and digital design journals to develop their ideas and thinking skills throughout the year. Creative experimentation. practice with computer skills and regular visual research looking at designers and artists are all important to help students to extend their ideas and skills.
There are two major assessments, one internal and one external.
Getting started - Adobe Skills Refresher
Writing your design proposal and researching to develop your ideas.
Researching design models
Logo and logotype design
Image and Illustration production
Getting started on your poster and layout designs (students decide what form of layout they will do)
Poster and layout designs.
Deciding on your folio briefs.
Internal Assessment: 3.2 Demonstrated understanding of poster design conventions
Working on self selected folio briefs
Refining and improving logo and layout designs.
Formative Assessments: A.S.91450 (3.4) Folio Boards (Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice)
Finishing, editing, printing your 3.4 folio board for external submission.
Final Submission for: AS 91450 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice (14 credits)
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
There is a $60 Art fee that includes external folio submission costs. Students will also purchase additional individual equipment listed as stationery.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 12 Art Design with at least an Achieved in the external standard or by pre-approval by the TIC of Design.
Students who have gained Achieved or better in another Year 12 Visual Art subject will have a good chance of gaining entrance after discussion with the TIC of Design (Ms Murphy)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
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.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.