13 Design & Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

Recommended Prior Learning

Students need to have completed the 12DVC, 12DVA or 11DVC course.

Design and Visual Communication helps students to acquire the visual and design thinking skills used in fields of design such as Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design and Spatial Design.
Students will complete design projects that require them to develop high quality solutions to real problems. Work from the projects completed during the year can be used in portfolios that are needed for entrance to tertiary courses such as Architecture and Design degrees.

Course content: Students will complete 3 projects during the year including:

  • Product Design: Students will use inspiration from nature or a designer to explore and develop a lighting product.
  • Architecture: Students will develop a design for an innovative tree house that provides boutique accommodation for tourists in the Cascades Kauri Park.
  • Exhibition: Students may prepare and exhibit one of their solutions from the two design projects.

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