Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Wensor

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Design and Visual Communications is of benefit.

In this course students will focus on designing products and spaces and communicating these designs in compelling ways. Students in 1DVC will develop skills in spatial as well as product design. Learning in DVC takes place in a project - based learning environment where students learn by engaging in design projects. The core skills in DVC are freehand sketching, computer aided design and presentation of design ideas. Student will also learn to communicate effectively about their designs by using design language.

A study of Design and Visual communication opens the way to a wide variety of careers and interests. The course provides vocational pathways in construction and infrastructure, manufacturing and technology and creative industries. Careers in these industries include: Architect, carpenter, quantity surveyor, engineer, artist, media designer and advertising executive
among many others.


Year 11 Options, Technologies

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication, Level 2 Fashion and Design

Career Pathways

Naval Architect, Signmaker, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Environmental Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Landscape Architect

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need a pencil and A3 sketch pad.

Assessment Information Assessment is a digital project based portfolio, freehand sketching and CAD working drawings.

Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.