DVC101

Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Crawford

Students will use and develop their foundational drawing and design knowledge gained in 10DVC to resolve more comprehensive design briefs. 

With a focus on influential designers and movements within spatial and product design, students will develop their skills in planning, time management, identifying and meeting the needs of a design brief and exploring and refining ideas with an emphasis on a chosen designer or design movement.

Students will continue to grow their understanding in visual communication principles in order to fulfill a presentation brief to present their work.

At Level 1, students are expected to complete at least 5-10 hours of work a week outside of class time.


Note: To take this course as well as Fabric Technology 101 students must obtain prior approval from the HODs of both subject areas. Refer to the standards that are doubled up in other areas.

Note that AS 91067 is also studied in the Fabric Technology course. While students may with the approval of both HODs study towards AS 91067 in both Design & Visual Communications 101 and Fabric Technology 101, the 3 credits cannot be counted twice.

Recommended Prior Learning

Satisfactory performance in Years 9 and/or 10 DVC, or entry by negotiation with HOD Design and Visual Communication.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A set of pencils (2H, H, HB, B, 2B), 2 erasers, ruler.

Pathway

Architecture, product design, graphic design, landscape design, urban planning, set design, creative directing, typography and advertising.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91066 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91067 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91068 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91069 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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