Level 3 Design & Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Mitchell

The emphasis of this course is on the individual solution of product and system design problems covering such areas as Architectural and Environmental, Engineering and Technology, Media and Technical Illustrations.
There are no exams associated with this subject. All work for NCEA is either internally assessed, (teacher) or externally moderated.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Year Thirteen DVC Stationery List
Qty OfficeMax Code Description
3 2803615 A3 Warwick 17C9U Drawing Pad Refill 110gsm
2 1022598 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2H pencil
1 1022849 Staedtler Traditional Graphite HB pencil
1 1022563 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2B pencil
1 2899604 30cm Clear Plastic Ruler
1 2802449 Eraser
1 1312650 Faber-Castell Coloured Pencils or 24pkt
1 1157957 26cm 450 Set Square
1 1158066 26cm 600 Set Square
1 2810948 Faber-Castell compass set
1 12822520 A3 Art Carry Bag (recommended)
1 2855844 Circle Guide
1 2852101 Metric Ellipse Template
1 Staedtler fibre tip pens pkt 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7mm
1 2800373 Clear File A3 refillable display book

Optional Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm with 2H leads
Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm with HB leads
Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm with HB leads

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Level 2 NCEA graphics credits or by negotiation with HOF

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
Term: 2, Week: 8
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
Term: 4, Week: 10
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
Term: 2, Week: 10
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Design, Architecture, Engineering, Graphic Art, Graphic Designer, Computer Graphics, Building Industry, Boat Building – Design and Construction, Landscape industry, All the Trades.