Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Design 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sarah-Jane Gauntlett.


At least 16 credits in Level 1 Painting (11PN1) or Level 1 Photography & Design (11PH1)

OR HoD approval based on the presentation of personal work


Students will learn about the design process and how to apply this process to a range of design tasks, including illustration, graphic design, package design, typographic layout and the use of computers as a design tool 

The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in Design, which involves understanding a design brief, how to carry out research, generating ideas and developing these ideas in a systematic way, through to a final solution

Drawing is carried out by hand in conventional ways and also by using a computer.

This course leads to Level 3 Design and Visual Arts. It will also support entry to Level 3 Painting and Photography with HoD approval


Visual Art


13 Design 1, 13 Photography 1

Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Tailor/Dressmaker, Tattoo Artist, Textile Process Operator, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Photographer, Printer, Signmaker, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Garment Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12DS1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $45