13 Graphics for Beginners

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

This course is an accelerated course for students who have not completed either 11 Graphics or 12 Graphics. The aim will be for students to be assessed using level 3 standards, but students may be assessed against level 2 standards if their work does not meet level 3 requirements.

 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 2 projects during the year including:

  • Product Design: Students will use inspiration from a designer to explore and develop a product for a designer bathroom.
  • Architecture: Students will develop a design for the Morningside Train Station.

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. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

* 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: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

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

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