Visual Design is designed to enable students to gain an increasing accomplishment and independence in their representation of ideas in different fields of design and to understand and value how graphic, wearable, product, and interior/exterior design invite different interpretations and explanations.
Visual Design builds on related studies in Visual Arts Years 7-10. This course provides for a more extensive and in-depth study in keeping with the central role of design applications in the community.
As a 1 or 2 unit course in Year 11 or 12, it provides a basic introduction to visual design which can complement study in the visual arts and other learning areas and develop knowledge and skills which can be applied in a wide range of situations. As a 2 unit course in Years 11 and 12 it provides a more rigorous learning experience which can lead to related tertiary or vocational studies and employment. Visual Design also allows students to enhance their study of the Higher School Certificate courses in Visual Arts and Design and Technology.
Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:
- through the making of works in design that lead to and demonstrate conceptual and technical accomplishment.
- that lead to increasingly accomplished critical and historical investigations of design.
A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.
The syllabus and other supporting material for Visual Design 11-12 are available from the Board of Studies.