L3 Design and Visual Communication - Full Year

A design brief approach where learners are encouraged to focus on topics of interest.

Course Overview

A design brief approach is used and students are encouraged to focus on topics which they are interested in.  The course allows students the scope and the freedom to explore individual solutions to design problems.  The course is designed round a modular structure so that students are able to work to their strengths. 

To this end, students have the flexibility to design their course around the Assessment Standards below, to target a minimum of 16 credits. In this way the course is focused more on the student’s strengths or interest.


Specific Aims:

- to become  independent learners with enquiring minds, and develop research and solve design problems.

- develop the communication skills to enable students to fully explain and describe their reasons

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The Teacher

Damer Farrell

0Students 4 Courses

My teaching experience, both at school or online is extensive. I have had other jobs like driver tester, Professional photographer,managed motels, driven buses to name a few. I am experienced with the wood / metal trades as well as Graphics DVC, laser cutting,CAD, Word processing just to name a few. I see myself as a coach or facilitator to get you over the line with marketable skills. Whanau involvement is encouraged. I like to see the funny side of life and know that there is always a solution for any problem. Life is about problem solving and decision making based upon research and making good choices. I believe that the more essential skills you have the greater you are "Pandemic Proof", employable and more content within yourself. Stay positive with me; Damer Farrell

Course Details

Initiate design ideas through exploration {think and research for the best idea to be the solution
.Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
Resolve a product design through graphics practice
.Produce working drawings to communicate construction details

L2 Design and Visual Communications
Google Meet; Google Spaces
School Year
14 Feb 2024
20 Nov 2024

NCEA Level 3
Standard No * Standard title credit value Internal/External
91627 v3 Initiate design ideas through exploration. 4 External
91631 v3 Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design. 6 External
91629 v3 Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice. 6 Internal
91630 v3 Resolve a product design through graphics practice. 6 Internal

Access to a Drawing Board and Graphics equipment. Access to photocopier and scanner. Be able to scan or photograph work to email.

Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

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1 - 18

Offered by

Buller High School
Buller High School

Level (NCEA)

Yes - L3

Course Dates

14 Feb 2024

till 20 Nov 2024


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Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

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