Level 3 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 and visual communication in the fields of spatial design (architecture, landscape, interior design etc.) or product design (including industrial and technological design). You will complete a portfolio of work suitable for gaining entry to tertiary design courses.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will continue to develop skills in;

  • drawing; producing freehand, instrumental and digital drawings
  • developing, testing and evaluating design ideas
  • constructing models and mock-ups
  • understanding aesthetic and functional elements of design.
You will write your own design briefs and have a great deal of freedom to pursue your own interests in spatial or product design.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

At least 15 credits in Level 2 Spatial & Product Design.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
AS 91627 Initiate design ideas through exploration 4 Ext X
AS 91628 Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience 6 Int X
AS 91629 Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice * 6 Int X
AS 91630Resolve a product design through graphics practice * 6 Int X
AS 91631 Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex problem 6 Ext X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

22 *

* Please note students choose one or the other of these standards to complete

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?

Level 3 Spatial and Product Design involves a rich variety of learning experiences leading to a wide range of career and further study opportunities. These include design, engineering, architecture at university or polytechnic and related careers.

Students will develop a portfolio of material which is required as evidence for entrance into some tertiary courses such as architecture and design.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

Materials $40 for drawing, printing and model making