3DVC

3 Design and Visual Communication (3DVC)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hobbs

Focuses on where visual literacy and creative thinking is developed, using visual communication techniques. Product or Spatial Design can be studied. 

Students will develop their own brief after exploration of shape and form and complete a personal study over the year.

High end CAD working drawings are produced to industry standards.

Course Overview

Term 1
Explore design elements , shapes and form.
Develop ideas.
Create a design brief for your project.

Term 2
Start to develop concepts for design idea.
Explore and refine ideas using graphic techniques.
Develop your design into a final solution.

Term 3
Create a set of detailed working drawings on CAD.
Plan your presentation.


Term 4
Complete and set up your presentation.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have completed DVC in year 12 or very successfully in year 11.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
Course Fee $5.00 for in-class materials and resources.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
Students would benefit from a laptop that is capable of running current Adobe Creative Cloud and CAD software. Please note there are limited school laptops available for in-class use.

Adobe Creative Cloud/CAD software is available to purchase from the school for your personal device for use at home at a cost of $10.00 for students enrolled in this course
Student workbooks. If a learner elects to complete an external exam, revision work is recommended and can be purchased via the College at a cost of approx. $10 to $25 * depending on year level and workbook required.

See the Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

No additional course-specific stationery items other than the Senior Stationery list are required for this course.

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.

Pathway

Students completing Y13 DVC often pursue design careers in University, Design Schools or Apprenticeships in the trades.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91628 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.31 - Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91631 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

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.

Disclaimer

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