Year 9 Design and Visual Communication

9DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Maunder

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. Design & Visual Communication will focus on design drawings, with the emphasis on freehand sketching using isometric, perspective, oblique and rendering techniques. Students will gain knowledge of 3D modelling and prototyping. Students will also develop skills in working through a design brief utilising the 3D printers to create a product.



Pathway

Year 10 Design and Visual Communication, Year 10 Digital Art, Year 10 Technology Product and Design

Contributions and Equipment

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

Specific requirements are as follows:
Take home component: $12.00 (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

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