Approx Cost:
Materials $5.00. Students will be expected to have printing credit available for this subject.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

At least 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 DVC (Spatial Design or Product Design) or HOD recommendation.

Course Outline:

The course aims to present a challenging and creative environment for students interested in design, graphic communication and computer aided design.

The course structure and assessment builds on the skills learnt in Design and Visual Communications at Level 1 but with increased skills in drawing systems, presentation technique, model making and use of computer graphics software. Design briefs are more open-ended, with students having more of an input into in-depth design problems. The course aims to build stronger understanding of design elements and principles.

Students choose to focus on either:

  • Spatial design - Architectural and environmental design


  • Product design – Technological/engineering. 
Where Does It Lead:

Year 13 Design and Visual Communication and Scholarship; Polytechnic and University courses in design, graphics, architectural draughting, CAD design, product design, media graphics, mechanical drawing, and quantity surveying; architecture, engineering, technology.

For further information see:
Mr Wright