10 Spatial and Product Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 SPD course gives some basic foundational skills in preparation for this course.


This course is a creative DESIGN course. Students DO NOT MAKE finished products in this course. (this course involves modelling ideas in modelling materials) It is run in the Graphics room.

In this course students will learn:

  1. How to sketch in freehand [no instruments] in isometric and two point perspective
  2. How to follow a design process to develop their own designs
  3. To design products (product design)
  4. To design spaces (spatial design)
  5. How to apply colour to their design work to communicate colour, texture and materials
  6. How to do technical drawings by hand using drawing instruments [not computers]
  7. How to communicate their ideas to other people
  8. Model making techniques to support idea development and communicating ideas to others
  9. Annotate and evaluate their design ideas using design language

This course is for students that like to design, are creative and enjoy using their imagination.

This course is preparation for Level 1 NCEA Spatial and Product Design

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 1 Spatial and Product Design 101

Career Pathways

Architectural Technician, Artist, Graphic Designer, Jeweller, Visual Merchandiser, Architect, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Graphics Stationery kit will be supplied to students at the start of the course and the cost will be applied to the student school accounts: $66. (As stated on the school stationery lists) This can be paid off during the year.