NCEA Level 3 Design

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Malcolm

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)

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.



Career Pathways

Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Urban/Regional Planner, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Game Developer

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.

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