L3 Design & Visual Communication

DVC31
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Hills

This course is structured around spatial and product design briefs where students will design through drawings, 3D models and computer software to create, develop and express their own design ideas. The students experience the modern world of manufacturing using computer programs like Sketchup, ArchiCad and Solidworks to produce scale models of their work on a laser cutter or 3D printer. 

Students who enjoy problem-solving, being creative and developing drawing skills would enjoy this subject. If you are interested in the way people choose and use products and spaces, this would be a good choice for you.

Scholarship offered.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Stationery Pack purchased from school


Recommended Prior Learning

DVC21 or at discretion of the Leader of Learning.


Standards Available

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91622 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.22 - Implement complex procedures to make a specified product using a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91628 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
3
E
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 32

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.