Level 3 Visual Art Design

3ARD
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Blackwell

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Design - practical handmade and digital processes, design conventions, typographic principles, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


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 and resolve final outcomes for a design brief of their choosing (in consultation with the teacher). Students will research and be inspired by established artists and designers, while creating their own individual aesthetic in the design field of their choosing. Student's are required to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator computer software programs competently at this level. The three panel 14 credit portfolio submission is a culmination of their year's work in Design and 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. This course is a University Entrance approved subject.


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.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts



Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $40.00 for specialised equipment and stationery pack. This pack will be issued in class.


Assessment Information In this course student's will be entered in a minimum of two internal assessment standards and will then work towards the completion of an external portfolio submission. If they opt out of the portfolio standard they may be offered an additional internal assessment opportunity.
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