Design

Click on NZQA link to Visual Arts subject resources for information about the standards

What should I have already achieved?

Achieved or better in one of the L2 Visual Arts external folios AS91320 Design, AS91321 Painting, AS91322 Photography, or with TIC approval.

What will I learn?

Students will build and expand upon the skills already gained at Level 2. They will develop and refine their technical and creative skills using drawing informed by established practice (artist models/ design styles) of their choosing. Drawing is used to explore, develop, clarify and extend ideas through research, recording, concept visualisation, mock-ups, prototypes, models, and refinements.

How will this course be assessed?

A maximum of 26 credits are offered in this course. AS3.2 and AS3.3 internal standards will be assessed in a workbook format. Internal standards are optional. AS3.4 external standard is a 3-panel folio board or digital folio that is compulsory for all students.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No FAOs are offered.

What does the course lead to?

Degree and Diploma courses at major tertiary institutions for a wide range of careers: Graphic Designer, Animator, Typographer, Web Designer, Illustrator, Software Developer, Game Designer, Desktop Publisher, etc. Click here for more Visual Art Careers.

What are the course costs?

$40.00 (Course materials and 'Design Pack' and $10 printing credit)

Printing external folio costs of up to $45 will be invoiced later in the year, depending on whether the student is submitting a digital or hard copy folio)

Adobe Software Licence available for BYOD device from OSC for an extra cost of $10

NOTE: BYOD Laptop computer (minimum system requirements - Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later) or macOS version 10.12(Sierra) or later and 8 GB or more of RAM recommended)