L3 Design - Semester A
Teacher in Charge: J. Mears
Level 3 Design - Design for Global Issues - an exploration of contemporary Design Practice
Level 3 Design is a mix of hand and digital based Visual Arts Design. It is a course for students who have achieved Level 2 Visual Arts Design and want to expand their skills further with an emphasis on innovative visual thinking skills based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The course involves a deepening understanding of contemporary Design and Designers. With an emphasis on extending their knowledge and use of Typography, combined with Image, for effective Design communication. In Design students combine hand drawing skills with high level digital skills using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Visual Arts Design develops visual thinking, idea development and compositional skills.
In the first internal achievement standard (3.2) Students will utilise established design practice to develop an understanding of design conventions and the possibilities to use this knowledge to effectively communicate ideas through design.In the second internal achievement standard (3.3) Students will use design conventions and a knowledge of established design practice to systematically clarify ideas, write a brief and make a series of design drawings using the Adobe Creative Suite to edit and order the artworks that effectively communicate the message in their individual brief.
This Level 3 course leads directly to Tertiary and Industry Design pathways within the Creative Industries. Further study in Fine Arts or Design will lead to rewarding career outcomes.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Basic art materials such as communal design pens and pencils, aquarelles, access to inks, dyes, paint, specialty papers and communal pencils and brushes will be available. It is highly recommended at Level 3 that students have a take home kit that includes their own quality design pens, aquarelle pencils, a selection of drawing and design pencils and a quality visual diary plus a USB stick drive.
School also provides free access to the Adobe Creative Suite and a limited number of PC's for student use. It is recommended that students that take this course have access to their own laptop or computer as that will enhance their ability to keep up with the course at home and at school.
A basic take home Design kit at wholesale prices would cost approximately $40-50. Students will be able to place an order at the start of the year to purchase the materials that they want for their personal practice or are free to supply their own.
Prior Learning & Prerequisites
Achieved in Level 2 Design External Portfolio Boards
If students wish to take Semester B - the external Visual Arts Design Portfolio Boards they must have first achieved the internal Level 2 Design standards offered in Semester A.
This Level 3 course is UE approved and leads directly to Tertiary and Industry Design pathways within the Creative Industries. Further study in Fine Arts or Design will lead to rewarding career outcomes.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8
At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.
Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Software DeveloperArchitect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Graphic Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Signmaker,
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.