12DVC

12 Design & Visual Communication

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

Design and Visual Communication helps students to acquire the visual and design thinking skills used in fields of design such as Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design and Spatial Design.

The course has two main areas of learning:
DESIGN: We aim to develop students’ ability to be innovative by developing creativity and critical thinking. Students work on design projects based in fields such as Architecture, Product Design and Graphic Design.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION: students learn to use a range of visual techniques to develop design ideas. These include sketching, instrumental drawing, CAD, modelling and computer graphics applications. Students learn how to visually communicate the details of their ideas to others.

Course content: Students will complete 3 design projects during the year including:

  • Architecture Project: Students will design a visitor pavilion for Maungawhau
  • Product design: Students will use sketching and 3D CAD software to develop a coffee making product
  • Presentation design: Students will design and produce a presentation of one of their solutions from above. Skills taught will include layout and composition techniques and use of computer applications.


Recommended Prior Learning

Students need to have completed the 11DVC course.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91341 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91342 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91343 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.36 - Use visual communication techniques to compose a presentation of a design
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

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.