Level 3 Visual Art Design

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Harmer-Campbell

Level 3 Design builds on the student’s understanding of the relevant methods, ideas, and conventions introduced in Level 2 Design. They are required to develop work for a design brief of their choosing (in consultation with the teacher). Students will research and be inspired by established designers, while creating their own aesthetic in the design field. The three panel 14 credit portfolio submission is a culmination of their year’s work in Design. The 3.5 assessment would only be entered as an alternative to the external portfolio. The maximum number of credits available to students is 22.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Development of individual design brief and generation of mark-making in a range of different media.

Term 2
Development of poster design for internal achievement standards.

Term 3
Individual program working towards completion of external portfolio.

Term 4
Individual program working towards completion of external portfolio.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $60.00 for Specialised equipment and stationery to produce folio board which students can take home at the end of the year

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

* 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: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Pattern maker, Artist, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Textile designer, Web designer, Interior Designer, Technical Writer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Game Developer, Photographer, Printer, Sign-maker, User Experience Designer