Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. JacobsenRecommended Prior Learning
12 credits in any NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts subject.
This course will offer students the opportunity to build on the skills learnt in Level 2 Design. Students will self-select a relevant design theme and will investigate numerous artistic influences to inform their work. As students are expected to generate their own imagery for their design work the internal standard will provide students with the opportunity to investigate and explore ideas, subject matter and artist models. Students will produce an externally assessed 3 panel portfolio board showcasing their design skills based around their chosen theme.
Scholarship Design will be offered to Level 3 Design students wishing to further their understanding of design practices. Also recommended if wanting to further their learning at tertiary level.
Internal assessments 8 credits. External assessments 14 credits.
Software: As students will be using Illustrator and Photoshop for their design work it is advisable (but not compulsory) for students to have these programmes on a home computer.
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