Year 9 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

The Design & Visual Communication course aims to introduce students to a variety of communication skills. They will have the opportunity to develop problem solving and presentation skills, along with creativity and visualising objects in 3 dimensional space. 

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - Students will explore innovative design ideas/solutions.
  • They also learn freehand drawing and digital skills which allow them to communicate and present design ideas in response to a given brief.
  • Communication - students will develop skills to visually communicate their design ideas.
  • Students look at architecture & interior design - soft furnishings, materials, colour, furniture, use of space etc.
  • Using information - Use the design process to develop ideas and explore options.
  • Sketching techniques using isometric, perspective, oblique and rendering.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking through drawing and visual communication.
  • Modelling floor plans using both digital and physical modelling techniques.

Year Levels/Departments:

Year 9, Technology

Resources Required

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes
Final product - $12.00 Optional