NCEA L2 Design B
Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins
Level 2 Design - Semester B (DES2B)
This is a course designed for students interested in developing Design skills in a visual format. Students will work to develop the ability to process ideas as a designer. Design thinking provides a structured process that helps innovators break free of counterproductive tendencies that thwart innovation.
- Freehand and digital drawing skills
- Finishing tools including Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
- Graphic design processes
- Basic photography
- Research & Design Principles
- Layout and composition
2.2 - Design your own magazine cover - 4 credits
Level 2 design folio (12 credits)
Semester B (DES2B) – This includes Internals only (2.2 - 4 credits + 2.3 - 4 credits + 2.5 - 4 credits) UNLESS you have already completed Semester A in Design (DES2A)
If Semester A is already completed, then 2.4 (External =Folio - 12 credits) & 2.5 (Internal - 4 credits) are available.
Students who wish to complete the 12-credit folio (2.4) must also have selected Semester A. (DES2A + DES2B)
This enables the possibility of course endorsement.
Recommended Prior Learning
This is an open entry course. Ideally experience in Visual Arts art at Level 1. However, some level of understanding about Art or Digital Technology would be an advantage.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Contribution to take home components is expected. This will include specialist papers and folio cardboards.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.