DES2A

NCEA L2 Design

Course Description

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)


Course Overview

Semester A
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.

Pathway

Design and Photography courses are complementary; they go well together. At levels 2 & 3 you may take more than one or two visual arts courses.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91305 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91310 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91325 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0