NCEA L2 Design
Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins
Level 2 DESIGN -
Level 2 Design is now a full year course. Students will develop a wide range of skills in graphic art design. Digital art opportunities work alongside the traditional paper based artworks.
There are 5 achievement standards with a total of 28 credits available.
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
Level 2 Design (2.2) - Design a front cover for your own magazine.
2022 - Design folios in a student exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.
Level 2 design folio (12 credits)
Level 2 Design - Semester A (DES2A) – 12 credits are available from 3 internal standards
2.1 - 4 credits,
2.2 - 4 credits,
2.3 - 4 credits
This is available as a 'taster course' in the Visual Arts or as a gateway to folio and Level 3 Visual Arts courses.
Students who wish to complete the 12-credit folio (2.4) MUST also select Semester B. (DES2B)
This enables the possibility of course endorsement.
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is open entry. However, some level of experience or 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.