Design and Visual Communication

Click on NZQA link to Design and Visual Communication subject resources for information about the standards

What should I have already achieved?

One of the technology semester courses, or TIC approval.

What will I learn?

To express creative ideas using a variety of media while developing a range of skills and methods to communicate design ideas.

The year's core focus will be on Spatial Design. Such spaces can be defined by four walls, but equally they might radiate outwards with few physical boundaries and change with time. In Spatial Design we aim to creatively question the conventions of architecture, interior, landscape, event, performance and urbanism.

How will this course be assessed?

A maximum of 26 credits are offered in this course. You will be assessed on the Design movement standard, with Product design as the context, followed by a Spatial design project. A presentation is expected from your Spatial design project, with the External being produced from your projects throughout the year.

It is recommended that you will submit work totalling 16 credits. The external standard is also developed during the year and will be submitted to NZQA in Term 4.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No FAOs are offered.

What are the course costs?

$40 for home take away consumables.