13 Art Design

Course Description

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.

Course Overview

Term 1
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)

Term 2
Poster and layout designs.
Deciding on your folio briefs.

Internal Assessment: 3.2 Demonstrated understanding of poster design conventions

Term 3
Working on self selected folio briefs
Refining and improving logo and layout designs.
Scholarship journals.

Formative Assessments: A.S.91450 (3.4) Folio Boards (Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice)

Term 4
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) 

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. 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: 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.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architecture, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Art, Variety of Diploma studies in Design and Visual Arts including Spatial, Digital, Multi-Media, Moving Image, Interior, Jewellery, Media, Fashion, Film, Publishing, Web Development, Advertising, Marketing, Artist

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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.