Year 10 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Maunder

Design and Visual Communication helps to prepare students to make contributions to our modern technological society by developing their graphic communication and creative problem solving skills. DVC students are given the opportunity to generate inventive and innovative ideas in response to briefs and to communicate their ideas through drawing, modelling and other visual means.

Students learn about the design process and creative problem solving while working through a series of exciting and relevant projects. They also learn freehand drawing and digital skills which allow them to communicate and present design ideas in response to a given brief.

Students will work through both collaborative and individual projects, exploring a variety of technology tools including digital modelling techniques, 3D printing, vacuum forming, laser cutting, rapid prototyping etc. 


Year 11 Design and Visual Communication - Amazing Spaces, Year 11 Design and Visual Communication - Design Junkies, Year 11 Product and Design - 3D Digital Manufacturing, Year 11 Product and Design - Product and Design 101

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes

Specific requirements for this class are:
Final product - $20.00 Optional
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects. (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu) they will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry