11VC1

11 Visual Communication 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Stewart

The areas covered in Visual Communication are are spatial (architecture) and product design. 

Throughout the year students will develop their creativity, learn about the practice of designing (initiation 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 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.

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. 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:

https://magstech.weebly.com/up...




Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

11VC1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $70

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 10 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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 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

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

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91065 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas

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

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3