10 VISCOM (Visual Communication)

Do you love to design and create?

Year 10 Visual Communication is a creative subject that focuses upon teaching you how to draw two and three dimensional object / products / forms, using a selection of freehand and instrumental (technical) drawing techniques.  To complement your developing drawing skills you will also be introduced to basic computer generated design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Use of the design process to research, develop and refine a range of design solutions will be explored, with a particular emphasis upon use of the elements and principles of design so that you will be able create with flair and understanding.  Your designs will evolve from a selection of initial idea / visualisation sketches through to a comprehensively finished final presentation.

Exploration of a broad range of media, including greylead / coloured pencil, fineline and Copic markers will be undertaken along with use of the Abode Creative Suite design software – (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) to present comprehensively completed final solutions.

What are we going to be studying?

* In this unit we teach you to draw with confidence therefore you will be introduced to a broad selection of 2D and 3 D drawing methods such as orthogonal (2D), paraline and perspective drawing (3D).

* You will also be required to develop a selection of design solutions that will require you to make use of the steps of the design process to research, develop and then refine a final outcome.

* Application of appropriate design software will also be covered as many students prefer to draw and design with the aid of a computer.

Where does this subject go?

Careers – If you are interested in being a graphic designer, industrial designer, architect, interior designer, landscape designer, visual merchandiser or even a fashion designer many of the skills you will learn in this unit are a lead into VCE Visual Communication and Design Units 1 – 4, and a possible career in the Arts.  It is worth noting that there are a great deal of university courses that cater for creative students that have an interest in design, promotion and advertising and Viscom is the ideal lead into this.

Apart from the careers listed above this subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers: Digital / Web design, Advertising, Illustration, Typographic design, Set design, Exhibition / Display design, Engineering Design, Production design, Animation, Art and Design teacher, University lecturer, Textile designer, Photographer or Cartoonist.

Pathway – This unit is taught in Semester One and is a great lead in to VCE Visual Communication & Design.  This unit should be considered in combination with Year 10 Digital Design.