12DES

Level 2 Visual Arts Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Carlan-Riddell

This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your Year 11 Visual Arts class. You will explore a range of artistic conventions, ideas and techniques in Design, both historical and contemporary, and then apply that to your own portfolio project. Your internal assignments will contribute towards the external assessment, and the project will a year long investigation into your subject matter. Your project will allow you to investigate topics that matter to you, and will allow you to express your original ideas, wrapped around the pictorial issues of your chosen artist models. 

Design project ideas can be corporate identity, event promotion, social awareness campaigns, product design, 3-D modelling, animation, moving image, and more, with approval from your teacher that it is in your skill set to achieve.

If you have not taken Level One Visual Arts, but have relevant prior experience, either at at school or otherwise, or a passion to pursue a career in the creative industries, please see Mrs. Carlan-Riddell to get permission to enroll in the course.


Recommended Prior Learning

Any Visual Arts experience, either at school or otherwise, and a passion or interest in contemporary Visual Design. Any experience in applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or other applications will be very useful in helping you in this course. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery costs will vary depending on the materials the students already have.
64 GB+ Memory stick
Laptop/device for working from home
Photoshop suite license from school $40.00 (tbc).
Printing of A1 folio pieces approx. $35.00 each

Assessment Information

You will have two internal assessments and one external assessment.

Pathway

Year 13 Painting, Design, Photography, Sculpture or Printmaking.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2022.

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