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 14 credit - three board folio submission. Students can decide on any proposal ranging from a children's book story and design, through to social, environment campaigns, or corporate and business designs.
Students start the year working on their logo designs and refreshing their typography, Adobe software and layout skills. From there, students 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 (layout, typography) or illustration based design (hand done or digital). All students work on a poster design and a layout design for their Term Two submission.
Students decide on what they will design and present in their folio submission. For example, they might choose from: illustrated books and graphic novels, websites, app design, animations, comics, magazines, tickets, packaging and/or 3-D objects, depending what suits their design idea and 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 layout.
Internal Assessment: A.S. 91450 (3.3) Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice (4 credits)
Working on self selected folio briefs
Refining and improving logo and layout designs.
Formative Assessments: A.S.91455 (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 91455 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice (14 credits)
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 12 ADE, Year 12 PHO and/or Year 12 GRA are recommended prior learning. Students who have gained Achieved or better in another Year 12 Visual Art subject can gain entrance after discussion with the TIC of Design (Ms Murphy)
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
There is a $60 Take Home Component, which includes external folio submission costs. Students advised to purchase a USB, and/or Hard drive, and additional individual equipment listed as stationery.
|Take Home Component||Non-Voluntary||$60.00|
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.