Design & Visual Communication

By For more information - Mr MacKenzie | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1DVC

Course Description 

DVC aims to provide a variety of design and drawing experiences which are challenging, creative, useful and enjoyable. You will be encouraged to seek individual innovative solutions and use graphics to develop, record and communicate these solutions in a variety of ways. Topics covered are:

  • Engineering and Technical Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Media and Technical Illustration Vocational Pathways: Manufacture and Technology, Creative Industries, Architecture, Engineering, Building and other Trades

Course of Study

The course works through a number of design briefs over the year with each one focusing on specific Achievement Standards.

Assessment 

Internal 

12 credits (3 standards) 

External 

9 credits (3 standards)

Costs 

$12 donation for specialist materials.

Entry Criteria 

Priority will be given to students who have successfully completed Year 10 Graphics


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2DVC

Course Description 

The emphasis will be on using different graphical modes and media to solve the set problems. Graphical modes might include computer applications, mock-ups, models, freehand sketches and formal drawing methods. Topics covered are:

  • Engineering & Technical Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Media & Technical Illustration Vocational Pathways: Manufacture and Technology, Creative Industries, Architecture, Engineering, Building and other Trades

Course of Study 

A series of design briefs with a portfolio assembled in Term 3 for external assessment.

Assessment 

Internal

15 credits (3 standards)

External

10 credits (3 standards)

Costs 

$12 donation for specialist materials.

Entry Criteria 

Level 1 Graphics with at least 12 credits achieved


LEVEL THREE

Code: L3DVC

Course Description 

You are to initiate design projects based on the actual needs and requirements of clients. Project work will be based on the following graphical areas:

  • Engineering or Technical Design
  • Architectural or Environmental Design
  • Media or Technical Illustration The challenge at this level is to produce work that contains a variety of experiences, models, systems, knowledge, values, problems, decision making and issues concerning design and designing. You should seek and experiment with your own chosen design propositions as well as those provided by clients that are both market led and problem led.

Vocational Pathways: Manufacture and Technology, Creative Industries, Architecture, Engineering, Building and other Trades.

Assessment 

Internal 

12 credits

  • AS 3.32: Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice. (6 credits)
  • AS 3.33: Resolve a product design through Graphics practice. (6 credits)

External

10 credits

  • AS 3.30: Initiate design ideas through exploration (4 credits)
  • AS 3.34: Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design (6 credits)

Costs 

$12 donation for specialist materials

Entry Criteria 

Level 2 Graphics with at least 12 credits achieved 

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