DVC3000 - Design and Visual Communication - NCEA Level 3 (course endorsement available)

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What is Design and Visual Communication?

Design and Visual Communication, also known as Graphics, is for students interested in design and drawing. Students develop visual communication skills and design thinking to explore and solve design problems. Students develop skills in sketching, rendering, drawing and modelling to explore, communicate and present their ideas. In some topics, students are able to have models of their design work 3D printed by Te Kura. Students are encouraged to generate creative and innovative solutions to solve design problems that are set in authentic contexts, and can be customised to suit their interests.

What this course involves

This online course covers NCEA Level 3 and Scholarship. Students develop their own design briefs, which are based on authentic situations in the contexts of spatial and product design. They are challenged to generate innovative and creative design ideas and carry them through to highly resolved design solutions.

During this process they participate in online discussions and critiques, submitting their work digitally. Students work in a range of different media, both paper based and digital, and can have some models 3D printed by Te Kura. Final assessments are paper based and submitted by post. Access to a digital camera or scanner is essential.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 2 Design and Visual Communication or equivalent.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91627 Initiate design ideas through exploration 3 4 External
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91628 Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience 3 6 Internal
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91629 Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice 3 6 Internal
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91630 Resolve a product design through graphics practice 3 6 Internal
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard