Level 1 Spatial & Product Design


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Spatial design is about designing spaces for people and understanding how people move, interact and feel within these spaces. Product design is about designing products for people, places and animals and understanding their needs and wants.

This course enables you to extend your understanding and skills in designing, problem solving and visual communication in the fields of spatial design (architecture, interior design and exhibition/display) and product design (including industrial and technological design). You will be encouraged to seek individual solutions and use a variety of drawing and modelling approaches to develop and present these solutions. You will develop an awareness of the social context of design.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will learn how to design spaces and products by tackling classroom exercises to develop new skills and knowledge. These skills  will then be applied to three design projects. 

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Satisfactory performance in Year 10 Spatial & Product Design is a prerequisite for this course. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Head of Technology.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External L1
Numeracy
AS 91063 Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas 3 Ext X
AS 91064 Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas 3 Ext Y
AS 91065 Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas. 3 Ext Y
AS 91067 Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas. 3 Int X
AS 91068 Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice 6 Int X
AS 91069 Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques 4 Int X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

22


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

There will usually not be an opportunity for reassessment.


See the NZQA Information page for more details.

 

  • There is no reassessment opportunity for students who do not hand work in on time.

  • Each unit will have a deadline and you will be given these closer to the start of each topic. Deadlines, obviously must be met.

 

Authenticity and Appeals:


Assessment work completed must be your own work.


These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures.


Read the NZQA Information page for details.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Levels 2 and 3 Spatial & Product  Design, then tertiary study and careers in design, architecture, engineering and related areas.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

$43  ($25 for materials for drawing, printing and model making plus $18 for Designer Markers)

You can use your Graphics Pack that you used in Year 10 or else you will need to purchase a Graphics Pack for $42