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Design - Level 3


Qualification: NCEA Level 3

Entry requirements: NCEA Art Level 2 Design.

Exceptions may be made only in consultation with the HOD Art. 

Content/Skills: In Year 13, design students are taught to combine Art and Technology to communicate ideas. Students learn to work with a variety of communication tools (creating logos, posters, magazine spreads, websites and 3D prototypes) in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience.

Students wishing to pursue a career in any of the fields of Visual Arts (Architecture, Advertising, Illustration, Film, Photography, Graphic/ 3D Modelling and Animation/Industrial /Interior/Spacial/ Multimedia Design) are prepared for tertiary study.

Field Trips: Museums and galleries.

Stationery costs will range from: $40.00 - $60.00 depending on what equipment a student may already have.

Each student will be provided with access to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and print credit for completed work for the formative and summative assessments. For all extra printing students will need to purchase print credit.

Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you will be requested to make contributions connected to its delivery. These costs for specialist art materials are: $45.00


2 Internal Achievement Standards worth 8 credits

1 External Achievement Standard worth 14 credits

Where does it lead? Degrees and diplomas at universities and polytechnics.

For further information see Mrs Bierque.