Year 9 Design & Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Forrest

This semester course follows the technology curriculum and involves designing and creating physical products and prototypes using a mixture of manual and digital methods. The course is intended for students interested in developing their skills in design. In addition to manual product design skills, students will begin to develop skills in 3D modelling and basic computer aided design (CAD) to enable them to produce physical models, prototypes and outcomes using 3D printing, laser cutting and computer numeric control (CNC) technologies. A course suited to creative individuals interested in developing solutions for the present day or future problems.


Year 10 Design & Visual Communication, Year 10 Resistant Materials - Wood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that that students pay the subject fee of $20.00, which covers the cost of take home materials used in this course.
1x 1B5 Exercise Book


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Credits listed may change.