This course requires 2 options.
NCEA L2 Graphics and Design
One of the key characteristics for you as a Graphics student (Design and Visual Communication) is the need for you to develop your ability to explore and develop potential real-world opportunities from a simple idea through to a working solution.
On this course, you will be asked to develop a product and a spatial design within the Marlborough region. This could be associated with a variety of design contexts e.g. environmental, cultural, social, historical, or technological. You will need to consider, who the design is for and the aesthetic and functional requirements.
Term 1 is focused on designing a product for Marlborough. The product design must be
located within the constraints of a specified location, enhance the experience of a chosen community whether that be within a winery, for example or within a Marae.
You will also investigate a design era or design movement and explain the aesthetic and functional characteristics of the design movement or era. This research will be used to inspire your own design.
Term 2 is focused on exploring and designing a set to display your product. This second stage builds upon architectural and spatial design.
This term you will focus on working drawings related to your product. The aim will be to demonstrate through a variety of sketching techniques plus CAD, the construction of your product.
Term 4 is short and the emphasis will be on putting together your best work for the External.
Recommended Prior Learning
You need to have gained credits in either NCEA Level 1 Graphics and Design or NCEA Level 1 Materials Technology.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A3 clearfile folder, 2H and HB pencils, eraser, compass as basic requirements. Laptop for using Sketchup or other CAD programmes.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.