Level 1 Design and visual communication (Graphics)


One trimester of middle school graphics or with prior approval from the Technology HOD

Course description:

Are you interested in the design of objects or spaces? Do you need to learn how to draw and/or read instrumental drawings? Do you like being creative? This course is about inspiring a passion for the world of design. It is an achievement standard course, students will work on two folios of work that will be assessed both internally and externally up to a maximum of 25 credits. You will learn how to do quick sketches of your ideas, render your work to make it look realistic and draw accurately with instruments. You will also learn how to develop and refine your design ideas. In taking this course you will gain knowledge and skills that enhance your ability to visualise, reason, and make informed choices.

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
AS 91067 Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas I 3
AS 91066 Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas I 3
AS 91068 Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice I 6
AS 91063 Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas E 3
AS 91064 Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical  features of design ideas E 3
AS 91065 Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas E 3

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Cost: You will need to purchase a Graphics Stationery Pack. This can be done through the school or the teacher can provide you with a list.

Contact: Ana Krakosky

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Tuesday 23 Jul

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Tuesday 25 Jun

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Monday 24 Jun

Board of Trustees meeting 6pm, School Library.

Thursday 20 Jun

WCSS Year 9 and 10 netball – Greymouth

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Thursday 20 Jun

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Tuesday 18 Jun

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