Design and Visual Communication Year 10 (Option 2)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Students taking this course will study ideas associated with architecture, media and product design. You will study formal drawing systems, sketching, computer-aided design, and presentation techniques to solve various design briefs. This course is a foundation course to help develop skills and knowledge for Level 1 DVC. This course pathway will lead you in two directions. One will be with Design Technologies which will focus more on realising and building your designs, the other direction will be Art Design, where you will look more into the artistic design features of products and/or character design. This course offers a solid foundation for both directions.

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Option 2, Technology


Design and Visual Communication Level 1, Technology Level 1

This subject leads to:
NCEA DVC Levels 1 - 3
A wide range of possible careers eg Architecture /CAD /Engineering / Applied Technologies / Product Design / Landscape Design / Media Design / Creative Arts etc

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Surveyor, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Interior Designer, Building Surveyor, Information Technology Architect, Architect, Architectural Technician, Landscape Architect