In Levels 7 and 8, students research and investigate the practices and viewpoints of designers in the creation of visual communications and gain an understanding of how to visually communicate...
In Levels 7 and 8, students research and investigate the practices and viewpoints of designers in the creation of visual communications and gain an understanding of how to visually communicate ideas to an audience. They experiment and develop their skills in creative, critical and reflective thinking through the use of a design process. Students consider social, ethical, economic, and environmental factors of visual communication design practice.
Students identify, analyse, interpret and evaluate visual communications from a range of cultures, times and places. They investigate the use of visual language through the use of drawing conventions, design elements and principles and how these communicate ideas to different audiences in different contexts and locations.
Students develop an understanding of safe and ethical practices when generating, developing and refining visual design presentations, including exploring sustainable practices.
By the end of Level 8, students identify and describe how designers use visual communication practices to respond to briefs in different historical, social and cultural contexts. They apply this knowledge in the development of their own visual communication practices.
Students select and use appropriate drawing conventions, methods, materials, media, design elements and design principles to create effective visual communications.
Students evaluate how they and others are affected and influenced by visual communications from different cultures, times and places. They identify and describe practices of visual communication designers in visual communications from different cultures, times and places.
In levels 9 and 10, students build on their awareness of how designers communicate ideas with a specific purpose, to a targeted audience, using different visual communication design practices and...
In levels 9 and 10, students build on their awareness of how designers communicate ideas with a specific purpose, to a targeted audience, using different visual communication design practices and viewpoints. They refine their personal aesthetic through their development of knowledge, understanding and skills in making and responding to visual communications.
Students critically reflect on the contribution of visual communication designers to various historical and cultural design movements. They adapt ideas and practices from selected designers and use them to inform their own use of aesthetics when producing a range of visual communications.
Students extend their understanding of safe practices and their understanding of the roles of visual communication designers and their audience in sustainability practices. Students choose to use sustainable materials, media, methods and technologies when making visual communications.
By the end of Level 10 students analyse and evaluate the visual communications they make and view, and how visual communications from different historical, social and cultural contexts communicate ideas and information.
Within visual communication fields, students develop briefs and visualise, generate and develop ideas in response to audience needs. They evaluate, reflect on, refine and justify their decisions and aesthetic choices.
Students demonstrate their use of visual communication design skills, techniques, conventions and processes in a range of design fields. They manipulate design elements and design principles, materials, methods, media and technologies to realise their concepts and ideas for specific purposes, audiences and needs.