DSGN501 – Design Craft 1

Module code
Module title
Design Craft 1
To introduce students to the fundamentals of domain-specific design tools and practices. Students will develop skills in order to effectively participate towards the completion of multidisciplinary team projects.
  • BM1802
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
2. Research and analyse a range of existing creative media relevant to a project brief
3. Demonstrate a broad range of creative solutions in constrained contexts
4. Demonstrate proficiency across a range of design tools and practices
5. Participate in independent work as part of multidisciplinary team projects
6. Identify principles and practices of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within creative and media domains
7. Identify domain-specific codes and conventions
Domain history and precedent
Contextual research skills
Domain-specific tools and practices
Communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Critical thinking skills
Problem solving skills
Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to creative and media domains
Assessment Criteria
PortfolioEvidence Portfolio100

The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of 50 in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
- Studio and client presentation spaces
- Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project, inquiry and studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, portfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate