Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

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

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Semester Courses, Hangarau - Technology


Level 1 Design and Visual Communication

Career Pathways

Photographer, Printer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Project Manager, Roofer, Signmaker, Surveyor, User Experience Designer, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Quantity Surveyor, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Animator/Digital Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Information Technology Architect, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Architect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper

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.