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VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

YEAR NINE VCD

In Year 9 Vis Com we design and analyse the use of logos and graphics, designing a corporate identity for a business. We then look into the world of architecture in which we design our own building, completing a series of drawings that show both the interior and exterior of our house design. Year 9 Vis Com runs for one Semester

In 2020 we: 

  • branded our own cafes 

  • designed our own coffee cups

  • interior design project

  • architectural design task

  • technical drawings

  • short answer analysis 

FROM A YEAR NINE VIS COM STUDENT: 

"I selected Vis Com as an elective because it uses much creativity and I was very interested and excited about logo design, interior design and design in general. Also, to develop skills of creating something new whilst making it literal and measurable like a S.M.A.R.T goal.

In Vis Com this year we have been working on communication design, which is being able to make a logo/ a visual direction to a brand or place and environmental design which focuses on designing a physical place, building, or landscape by using literal thinking and perspective work.

My favourite part of the course has been designing the logo and the room for the Kids Under Cover task because I got to place all of my creative thoughts into one physical design and I’ve just enjoyed the subject so much in general.


Some skills I have developed during this course are being able to recognise if something is too much or too little in a design (especially logos), being able to make your design adapt to what conditions or situations it is in and being able to use the design in a literal sense whilst still carrying your ideas, vision and niché/ target audience.


The most significant thing I will take away from doing Vis Com is learning how to take all the ideas out of my head and adapting it in a way so it will show my vision, it will be usable in a literal sense and, most of all, I will be proud of it.

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YEAR TEN VCD

In Year 10 Vis Com we design our own Food Trucks including the corporate identity and the graphics that will cover our trucks, we then make a model that includes our digitally made design. We design our own planter pots for 3D printing and draw these from a range of angles. We finish off our Semester by designing our own architectural structures, building models and learning how to digitally render our designs. Year 10 Vis Com runs for one Semester 

In 2020 we: 

  • completed a branding project

  • designed our own food trucks graphics 

  • designed a planter pot to be 3D printed

  • built model pavilions

  • learnt technical drawings

  • short answer analysis 

FROM A YEAR TEN VIS COM STUDENT: 

"I chose to do Vis Com this year because I did Vis Com in Year 9 and I really liked it. I also chose to study Vis Com because I wanted to learn about architectural design as this is something I would like to pursue after high school. I think Vis Com is a really interesting subject to do because you experience how design works.
 

This year in Vis Com we have done a logo and a food truck design. We followed the designing process and learnt how to use Adobe Illustrator.  We are also doing analysis right now in class, like why the designer includes certain elements in his/her design, and what appeals to the target audience. We then went on to design our own pot plants to be 3D printed using TinkerCAD to make our designs. Now we are working on the architectural design of a Pavillion, we are making models and drawing our design. 
 

My favourite part of the course is to look at other’s ideas on the design. We often look at the works of industry professionals and work by our peers. By looking at other people’s designs I gain inspiration that will be reflected in my own designs.
 

During Vis Com, I have developed the ability to use critical thinking to analyse designs. I have extended my vocabulary and my ability to complete design analysis, which is very important to me. I have also developed my drawing skills both manually and digitally using both Illustrator and TinkerCAD." 

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YEAR ELEVEN VCD

In Year 11 Vis Com we meet a series of design briefs covering graphic design, product and furniture design and architectural needs. 
 

We spend the year focusing on the skills required to complete Year 12 and practice these skills in practical contexts; we design chairs, art studios, packaging for a variety of products, a set of townhouses, skateboards, design our own stores as well as graphic designs that are applied to bags, dresses and shirts.  

We also complete exams at the end of each semester that have both design and short answer components. 

IN 2020 YEAR 11 VIS COM STUDENTS DESIGNED: 

In 2020 we designed our own: 

  • bath bomb packaging

  • deck chairs 

  • artist studios

  • exteriors of town houses 

  • chocolate packaging 

  • poster design 

  • prints to be applied to a clothing line

  • skateboards

  • furniture

  • store

  • album artwork

  • band merchandise 

  • self-directed design project

and learnt technical drawings as well as short answer analysis 

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YEAR TWELVE VCD

In Year 12 Vis Com we put together our own magazines, we re-design products that we consume everyday, design our own Tiny houses and complete relevant technical drawings, the focus for the rest of the year becomes the students self-assigned design problems where they design two solutions in the areas of graphic design, architecture and/or product design.  

We also complete exams that have both design and short answer components. 

IN 2020 YEAR 12 VIS COM STUDENTS DESIGNED: 

  • Magazines which included designers
    that we interviewed 

  • Packaging design

  • Product Design

  • Architectural Design 

  • Short answer analysis questions 

  • Design Tasks

  • Self-directed design project
    (as per the video above) 

Past Student Folios: 

 

  • Nadia, Environmental and Communication Design:


     

  • Chanel, Industrial Design and Communication Design: 


     

  • Natalie, Communication Design x2: