Level 3 Design (DES303)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Payne

Design is one of the fastest-growing industries both nationally and internationally with huge growth in a range of areas such as: App design, animation, advertising, website design and marketing. A course in Design will enable students, who have an interest in the creative industries, to use industry standard software packages whilst analysing established designers and artists work to inspire their own projects. This course will prepare students for a future in a range of Design careers through a self-directed and independent learning style which allows them to take ownership of their portfolio of work.

Level 3 Design is a University Entrance approved subject.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91445 v2 Design 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91450 v2 Design 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practice
A.S. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

There are enormous opportunities within the Creative Industries for creative people with creative backgrounds and proven creative thinking skills. Here are just a few career ideas which could spring from studying any of the Arts subjects. Architect, Sales director, Animator, Architectural technician, Artistic director, Copywriter, Curator, Events manager, Game developer, Marketing director, Camera operator, Interior designer, Jeweler, Media producer, Makeup artist, Stage/set designer, Advertising director, Visual merchandiser.