12VC1

12 Visual Communication 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Stewart

The areas covered in level 2 Visual Communication are spatial design (architecture), product design, as well as research into historical and cultural influences on design and the interrelationships of design, technology, society and the environment.

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.

The quality of assignments and course work is expected to be at a level superior to Level 1. 

More complex design briefs, development, computer aided design skills, and understanding of visual communication skills will be required as well as a wider range of modes and media application.

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 link below for an example of past student work:

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


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12VC1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $70

Prerequisites

At least 15 credits in Level 1 Visual Communication (11VC1)
OR HoD approval

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas

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

3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
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. 91340 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.33 - Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

A.S. 91341 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

A.S. 91342 v4
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0