11DVC

Level 1 DVC (Graphics)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Martin

Design and Visual Communication/Graphics is an exciting and creative subject that allows students to communicate inventive ideas and unlock inspiration through the design process. This subject is designed to introduce students to design as a vocation and to develop their skills as designers.

Students will focus on understanding and applying drawing techniques and design practice to communicate design ideas in response to a brief. This subject will also develop abilities in ‘problem solving’, as students will research information, sketch out ideas, present solutions and evaluate specific design problems. Students will apply 2D and 3D visual communication techniques such as sketching, rendering, technical drawing, mock-ups, digital drawing, CAD, and modelling.

Possible Design Topics 

Furniture: Chair

Architecture: Hut

Digital Modes: CAD, laser cutter and 3D printer

Course Overview

Term 1
Graphics skills - 2D and 3D free hand and technical drawing.
Furniture Design

Term 2
Architecture Design

Term 3
Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) - Laser cutter and 3D printer

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91064 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91066 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91067 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91068 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 3