Approx Cost:
$35.00 plus cost of personal materials (note this is dependent on individual student needs). Students are expected to have access to a home computer with a student licence for Adobe Creative Cloud (Complete) for approximately $180 per year.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 20 credits from PAR201 or a minimum of 20 credits from PGD201 (or at the discretion of the HOD). It is important to note that for those wishing to apply for entry to one of the many tertiary schools of Art and Design, candidates will be required to enrol in two of the following Art subjects:

  • DES301  Design.
  • PAI301    Painting.
  • PHO301  Photography.
  • PRI301    Printmaking.
  • SCU301  Sculpture.

Note: Only two NCEA Level 3 Art subjects may be taken in any one year due to workload issues, unless special recommendation is given by the HOLA.

Course Outline:

Students will gain practical knowledge of a range of established forms of design, through a variety of work consisting of drawing notes, developed sequences of drawings, small works and design solutions and finished artwork. Students will also learn about design ideas and the relationships between such ideas, methods, materials and processes. From this they will develop their own independent design practice. 

Internal Achievement Standards:

3.2     Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to Design, 4 credits.

3.3     Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established Design practice, 4 credits.

External Achievement Standards.

Folio  Three panel A1 Folio sent to Wellington for external assessment.

3.4     Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within Design practice, 14 credits.

Where Does It Lead:

Entry into schools of Fine Art and other tertiary institutions. To a greater understanding of procedures and practices which underpin art and design. Careers in art and design, film, architecture, television, animation, industrial design, advertising, photography, publishing and promotion.

For further information see:
Mr H Knutson, Mr S Eng.