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Year 8 Art and Design

Visual Communication Design

Elective Unit

Unit Description

In this unit students develop knowledge of presentations such as pictorial symbols, isometric drawing and orthogonal drawings.

Students are introduced to the use of a range of instrumental drawing methods and conventions that are used in the fields of industrial design and graphic design. They have the opportunity to creatively explore these techniques and develop problem-solving skills against the context of a range of design briefs. The fundamentals of design such as freehand drawing, technical drawing, rendering and computer design are all explored.

This subject covers skills and knowledge which have direct connections with VCE Visual Communication Design and the professional fields of architecture, interior design, industrial design and graphic design.

Essential Questions

  • What is the importance of design in our lives?
  • How do we use design elements and principles to communicate and manipulate visual information?
  • Why is it important to understand and represent information visually?


  • Isometric drawing.
  • Pictograph symbol.
  • Design process.