Design and Visual Communication Level 1

L1DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

This Graphics course allows students to develop an understanding of design and visual communication through exploring and presenting design ideas across a range of different contexts. It allows them to develop freehand and instrumental drawings skills, rendering techniques and teaches them how to enhance the presentation of their design ideas.

Throughout the year students will undertake design tasks that require them to use specific design based tools and language including the researched use of an influential designer’s style. The course places an emphasis on enhancing student’s visual literacy and inspiring a passion for the world of design.  Students will produce a portfolio of their own design.


Pathway

Architecture Studies Level 2, Design and Visual Communication Level 2

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry. However, it is beneficial if you studied DVC at 10. 

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Art
• Design Technology
• Geography


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
1
E
3
A.S. 91064 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91065 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91066 v4 Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91068 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
1
I
6
A.S. 91069 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Surveyor, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Interior Designer, Building Surveyor, Information Technology Architect, Architect, Architectural Technician, Landscape Architect