3DVC
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Design and Visual Communication

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Johnston

Level Three Design and Visual Communication students facilitated in applying their range of skills over the course of the year through Product and/or Spatial design of their choice. 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 students should be able to demonstrate in this course are:

  • 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

Required to take 2DVC to support learning at this level.

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.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

A.S. 91630 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product 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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 4, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
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: 28

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.