Year 10 Design and Visual Communication

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Johnston.

Year 10 Design and Visual Communication students develop a range of skills over the course of the semester through a range of Product and Spatial design, using Visual Communication to address how design ideas and outcomes are appropriately presented to a viewer. Product design focuses on the development of tangible items that have a specific function within people's everyday lives. Spatial design is about the designing of three-dimensional spaces in terms of how they are experienced, occupied, or used by people.  

Skills covered in this course:

  • Design Thinking (creative and critical thinking)
  • Problem Solving
  • Sketching
  • CAD modeling
  • Rendering
  • Photo rendering 
  • Presentation
  • Drawing Board skills
  • Design Heritage

Students work is assessed in several internal standards, and an external portfolio at the end of the year.

Taking CAD elective along side DVC is a great way to advance skills in this course. This DVC is also complementary to Design and Build and Design Technology in year 11. 

Any inquiries contact Mrs Johnston

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $15 for the equipment required for this course, which includes A3 drawing wallet, 30/60, and 45 degree set squares, 2 x 2H drawing pencils, eraser, 12 colour pencils A3 Grid paper. School orders this equipment and it will be provided in class.


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