Design and Visual Communication Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg
This is a design-based course that teaches students how to develop an understanding of Design and Visual Communications through exploring and presenting design ideas across a range of different contexts. It allows them to develop freehand and instrumental drawing skills, rendering techniques, and ways to enhance the presentation of their design ideas.
Throughout the year students will undertake design tasks that require them to use specific design-based tools and language including researching existing products and the designers behind them. Students will develop an understanding of design elements and how designers apply these to their work. The course places an emphasis on enhancing students’ visual literacy and inspiring a passion for the world of design. Students will produce a portfolio of their own design.
At the end of this course, students will embark on Design Technologies and/or Art Design at Level 2.
Recommended Prior Learning
Open Entry. However, it is beneficial if you studied DVC at 10.
Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Design Technology
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.