11 Design and Visual Communication 1
Teacher in Charge: Lisa Stewart
The areas covered in Design and Visual Communication are spatial (architecture) and product design.
Throughout the year students will develop their creativity, learn about the practice of designing (initiating and developing ideas), make qualitative judgments (informed decisions on aesthetic and functional aspects of design), and develop a range of drawing (visual communication) skills through an activity-based project-driven approach.
Students will complete a full NZQA designed Design and Visual Communication course. NCEA assessments will be detailed in the course booklet issued at the beginning of each year.
The internally assessed briefs will be used as part of the evidence for externally assessed work to be sent away for marking.
Design and Visual Communication leads to design courses offered throughout most tertiary institutions and universities. Career pathways can lead into architecture, draughting, product design, fashion, furniture design and much more. Design and Visual Communication is also a useful subject for students considering a career in the building or engineering industries.
The course continues through to Year 13 and qualifies for scholarship at Year 13.
This course also leads to UE approval in year 13.
Please see the links below for an example of a past students work:
Completion of Year 10 Design and Visual Communication (10VC1) gained at least 40 Academic Graduation Points in Year 10 English (10EN1) including an ‘Achieved’ in the 10EN1 end of year exam
OR HoD approval
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
*11VC1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $70
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 8
Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Patternmaker, Architect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Textile Process Operator, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Photographer, Signmaker, User Experience Designer,