Tawa College Tawa College

10 Introductory Certificate in Product Design using Multi Materials (Workshop)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett.

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.

Do you enjoy designing and making products ?


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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.

Possible intended pathways will be:  (these may be subject to change)

Term 1: Product Designer - Maker  

Term 2: Jewellery 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.

Learning Areas:

Design and Materials Technology


Level 1 - Tawa College Certificate in Product Design using Multi Materials (WORKSHOP)

Career Pathways

Industrial Designer, Jeweller, Fabrication Engineer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a contribution of $90 toward the materials used for the take home components of the course.
Students will required to bring a pen and pencil to each lesson.