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DSGN604 – Surface Design

Module code
Module title
Surface Design
The course will introduce learners to fundamental aspects of surface pattern design, enabling learners to develop skills to produce a body of surface pattern design work for varied applications and audiences within design industry and artistic practice.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate knowledge of established codes and conventions in surface pattern design
2. Develop a process for reflectively addressing a visual situation in surface pattern design
3. Demonstrate the ability to practice, analyse and reflect on surface pattern design process for a range of different target audiences and applications
• Surface pattern design principles and techniques
• Technical and industrial processes and set up
• Contextual research
• Critical thinking skills
• Generating and developing ideas in a surface pattern design project
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Studio and presentation spaces
• Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers.

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