10PMM

Year 10 Tawa College Introductory Certificate in Product Design using Multi Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett

NEW COURSE for 2023

Do you enjoy designing and making products ?

The focus of this course is on developing students creative abilities to design products using their knowledge of the given focus material for each term. This will involve learning creative design techniques as well as drawing skills to communicate their design ideas effectively. Students will make the product that they design each term in the given focus material, to build up their repertoire of practical skills.

The project pathways will be: 

Term 1: Jewellery Designer - Maker

Term 2: Product Designer - Maker 

Term 3: Fabricator

This course is designed to give a strong focus on learning about and understanding materials. It has three specific material foci, one per term, and this involves theory to build knowledge.

The material groups will be: 

Term 1: Polymers

Term 2: Timber

Term 3: Metal





Course Overview

Term 1
Working with Polymers

Material Focus: Plastics (Polymers)
During Term 1 you will be introduced to the world of polymers. You will learn about and explore these materials to understand their composition, structure and performance properties.

Project Focus: Jewellery: Designer - Maker
You will be taught new techniques to further develop your creative design skills. Then you will use your new design skills, and knowledge of polymers, to design and make a piece of jewellery.

Term 2
Working with Timbers

Materials Focus: Timbers
During Term 2 you will be introduced to the world of timber. You will learn about and explore timbers to understand their composition, structure and performance properties.

Project Focus: Product: Designer-Maker
You will be taught further creative design techniques to continue to develop your creative skills, Then you will use your creative skills, and knowledge of timbers to design and make a product.

Term 3
Working with Metals

Material Focus: Metals
During Term 3 you will be introduced to the world of metals. You will learn about and explore metals to understand their composition, structure and performance properties.

Project Focus: Fabricator
You will be taught further creative design techniques to continue to develop your creative skills. Then you will use your creative skills, and knowledge of metals to design and make a small item in metal using basic manipulation techniques or processes.

Term 4
Yet to be decided - dependent on time.

Recommended Prior Learning

You will need a strong interest in design and in developing your creativity as a designer; as well as a strong interest in working with materials to make products. This course will include theory, design and practical work.

You need to be able to work responsibly within the school workshop area, and well with other students to form a strong learning community within the class, that supports one another to succeed.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a contribution of $80 toward the materials used for the take home components of the course.
Students will required to bring a pen and pencil to each lesson.

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed using the Technology curriculum levels and achievement objectives.