1DVC
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Johnston

Level One Design and Visual Communication students develop a range of skills over the course of the year through a range of Product and Spatial design, using Visual Communication to address how design ideas and outcomes are appropriately presented to a viewer. Product design focuses on the development of tangible items that have a specific function within people's everyday lives. Spatial design is about the designing of three-dimensional spaces in terms of how they are experienced, occupied, or used by people.  

Skills covered in this course:

  • Design Thinking (creative and critical thinking)
  • Problem Solving
  • Sketching
  • CAD modeling
  • Rendering with markers
  • Photo rendering 
  • Presentation
  • Drawing Board skills
  • Design Heritage

Students work is assessed in several internal standards, and an external portfolio at the end of the year.

Taking CAD elective along side DVC is a great way to advance skills for a range of standards. This course is also complementary to Design Technology. 

Any inquiries contact Ms Johnston



Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended students have taken 10DVC or DAB to give them a supporting start in the skills required.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $20 for presentation boards, specialised drawing paper/card

Equipment required for this course: A3 drawing folder, 30/60 and 45 degree set squares, compass, colour pencils, scale ruler, eraser, eraser shield, 2H pencils.
An equipment folder that includes all of these items can be purchased through school at a cost of $40.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2021-03-10, Week: 2021-03-10
Term: 2021-03-10, Week: 2021-03-10

A.S. 91064 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

A.S. 91065 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

A.S. 91067 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91068 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91069 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 6