DES2B

NCEA L2 Design B

Course Description

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)

Course Overview

Semester B
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.

Pathway

Students at Level 2 may take more than one Visual Arts subject.

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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

Only students who have completed Semester A - Internal standards (AS.91310 & AS.91315) may attempt the 12 credit folio (AS.91320)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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