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DSGN520 – Design 520

Module code
Module title
Design 520
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. This module is complementary to Design 510 with each course containing discrete topics and projects.
  • BM1802
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning 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
• 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
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of at least 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
Blended – high Project, Inquiry and Studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.

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