Visual Communication Design aims to increase the student's knowledge and understanding of the nature of communicating information visually.
How does visual communication design impact on our everyday lives?
Why is it important to represent information visually?
How does design communicate visually?
What is the importance of visual design?
Areas of Study
The folio work focusses on the development of specialised skills, processes and technical skills that enable students to work creatively within the constraints of set design briefs. The two folio components in Year 10 comprise conventional graphics and creative graphics.
Students complete several pieces of visual communication, employing a variety of drawing methods and associated skills and conventions including perspective drawing, paraline drawing, orthogonal drawing, instrumental drawing and rendering skills.
Students are encouraged to use their imagination and employ design and technical skills to complete several pieces of visual communication used to market a product to a specific target audience.
Developmental Work – Exploring Concepts and Designs
Design and problem-solving issues.
The design process, including identifying the need, researching, analysing information, drawing initial ideas, refining solutions and generating a mock-up of the finished result.
Desktop computers, scanners and colour printers using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator software are used throughout the unit.
Production of Design Folio
Creating design responses to set design briefs incorporating drawing and the use of computers.
Visual documentation of the experimentation of concepts and designs using the design process.
Generating technical drawings using a range of perspective, paraline and orthogonal drawing methods.
Analysis of Design
Written responses analysing the use of design elements, principles and other theory within various forms of visual communication.
Students undertake an examination at the conclusion of the course.