13 Graphics

13GRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

Graphics 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 12GRA, 12GRB or 11GRA course.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91628 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Interior Designer


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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.