10 Design & Visual Communication (Full year option)

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

Course Objectives:
Design and Visual Communication teaches students the drawing and design skills needed in areas of design such as Architecture, Engineering and Industrial Design. This course provides a thorough preparation for students considering taking DVC in the senior school. The course has two main areas of learning:

Visual Communication: where students are taught how to use 3D sketching techniques, instrumental drawing skills and computer graphics software to create and express ideas.

Design: where students are taught creative thinking and problem solving skills that enable them to generate and develop design ideas.

Course Content:
The topics covered in this course include:

  • Product design 1: Cupcake Box
  • Architecture 1: Studio Design
  • Architecture 2 : Landscape Design
  • Product design 2: Computer-aided design and laser-cutting


Design and Visual Communication is useful for students who are considering a career in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Design, Urban Planning, Spatial, Graphic or Industrial Design.

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.