13 Design & Visual Communication
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.
Students will complete design projects that require them to develop high quality solutions to real problems. Work from the projects completed during the year can be used in portfolios that are needed for entrance to tertiary courses such as Architecture and Design degrees.
Course content: Students will complete 3 projects during the year including:
- Product Design: Students will use inspiration from nature or a designer to explore and develop a lighting product.
- Architecture: Students will develop a design for an innovative tree house that provides boutique accommodation for tourists in the Cascades Kauri Park.
- Exhibition: Students may prepare and exhibit one of their solutions from the two design projects.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students need to have completed the 12DVC, 12DVA or 11DVC course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 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.
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.