Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

01DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Prior

Students will work towards a years project with sub-briefs. They will investigate graphic design through both 2d and 3d outcomes. Students will develop digital skills with creative suite software as well as open-source software  and practical skills such as freehand sketching and rendering. .
They will research and use an influential designer to help them create a product and or spatial design. Students will also research and create orthographic drawings looking at appropriate architectural and planning for the site.
This course will suite students wanting to study architecture or graphic design.


Pathway

Level 2 Art Design, Level 2 Creative Design, Level 2 Design Visual Communication

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Coloured Pencils, Waterproof Black Pen, A3 Envelope, A3 paper.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry


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. 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Pathways include Graphic Design, Spatial Design, Product Design, Architecture and creative industries. It would also be of interest to Business students who are looking to market and design their brand.


Useful Links