L2DES

Art Design Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Crombie-Worsnop

Design in the Visual Arts focuses on graphic design or character design. Graphic Design is creating logos, magazine spreads and covers, posters and other brand concepts. Students are encouraged to actively engage in all aspects of Graphic Design from typography to corporate identity, book and packaging design through to marketing and illustration bringing their own developing style to their design work. 

Students are required to develop their ideas for a brand, social issue, graphic novel or game over the year in consultation with the teacher to formulate an individualised graphic style. Design can utilise a range of approaches including sketching, collage, photography, paint, models and digital processes. Your final body of work will be printed and displayed on a folio board for assessment.

Students are encouraged to be innovative and will build on their knowledge of art techniques studied in Year 11.

Where a student wishes to take TWO of the above Level 2 Visual Art subjects, they need permission of Mrs Crombie



Course Overview

Term 1
Poster Design: You will research methods and ideas related to design as well as contextual information about your idea to base your work on. You will use drawing to generate and develop ideas; drawing could be done in the traditional way with a pencil on paper but we will also move in to digital computer based drawing depending on your strengths and interest. Design solutions can be base around typography, illustration (including character design and animation) and editorial design such as advertising.
(4 Credits).

Term 2
Personal Design: (Logo, magazine spread or cover, website, graphic novel cover etc.) You will research methods and ideas related to design ideas you want to pursue, researching about your theme to base your work on. You will use drawing to generate and develop ideas. Design projects will be inspired by established design artists, and can be based around typography, illustration (including character design) or editorial design such as advertising. This work will also become the basis of your two board Portfolio which is your external assessment. (4 Credits).

Term 3
Personal Designs: You will use design artists as inspiration to create concepts. developments and final designs for each design brief project for your External Assessment. This work will make up your two board Portfolio which is your external assessment. (1st half of 12 credits).

Term 4
You will use design artists as inspiration to create concepts. developments and final designs for each design brief project for your External Assessment. This work will finish your two board Portfolio which is your external assessment. (2nd half of 12 credits).

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Visual Art

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91315 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91320 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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