NCEA Level 3 Design

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge:

If you are considering studying to work in the Film and Television Industry, Animation, Architecture, Fashion Design or Graphic/Web Design, you will benefit from this course. Students choose a situation to create designs for, and then work their way through logo design, poster design and a lot more; depending on what the particular student wishes to do. Students will create all work for internal assessments using up to date industry software in the Adobe Creative Suite, therefore this course suits those students who enjoy being creative using computers. 

This course is designed to cater to as many students as possible, by focusing on what YOU want to do in further study, or your current interests and passions. Possible collaboration with Media Studies  can be explored for individual students.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

An art pack is strongly recommended for this course. The classroom teacher will advise students about this at the beginning of the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Design or Photography are useful, students need a working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustator and /or the "In Design" computer programme. Experience with design in Digital courses will also be an advantage.  Complete beginners to the subject are considered, based on previous experience with these computer programmes. For students with no experience with the Adobe suite, permission can only be granted in consultation with the teacher in charge (Mrs Malcolm)

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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