Level 2 Visual Arts Design

12DES
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Carlan-Riddell

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. 


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.



Faculties:

Arts



Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Patternmaker, Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Film and Video Editor, Tailor/Dressmaker, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Communications Professional, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Upholsterer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Signmaker, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Garment Technician

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.
Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
2
I
4
A.S. 91315 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
2
I
4
A.S. 91320 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
2
E
12
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Architecture, Graphic Design, Animation/gaming Design, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Museum and Education, Theatre and Film production, Art Therapy, Exhibition designer, Fine artist, Further education teacher, Higher education lecturer, Illustrator, Museum/gallery curator, Printmaker, Secondary school teacher, Art therapist, Arts administrator, Commercial art gallery manager, Interior and spatial designer, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer, Multimedia programmer., Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Patternmaker, Architect, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Film and Video Editor, Tailor/Dressmaker, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Communications Professional, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Upholsterer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Hairdresser/Barber, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Signmaker, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Garment Technician


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