1 Design and Visual Communication – Product Design (1DVC1)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hobbs

Recommended Prior Learning

This is a foundation course open to all students. Students that have taken DVC in the junior school  usually perform very well at Level 1


Design and Visual Communication Spatial focuses on the skills required to create building and landscape environments. Advance your freehand drawing skills and learn to render texture your design ideas. Industry computer aided design (CAD) packages will be used to create final formal drawings.

Course Overview

Term 1
Freehand sketching techniques.
Rendering and texturing drawings.
Working with the design process.
Starting individual project.

Term 2
Design development and refinement.
Construction of working drawings using computer aided design software.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Architect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Print Finisher, Mechanical Engineer, Cabinet Maker, Surveyor, Carpenter, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Engineering Machinist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Information Technology Architect, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Plastics Technician, Printer, Signmaker, Network Administrator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $25.00 for in class materials and resources.

Recommended Items for Voluntary Purchase
● Students would benefit from a laptop that is capable of running current Adobe Creative Cloud and CAD software. Please note there are limited school laptops available for in class use.
● Adobe Creative Cloud/CAD software is available to purchase from the school for your personal device for use at home at a cost $10.00 for students enrolled in this course

See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

No additional course specific stationery items other than the Senior Stationery list are required for this course

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Please be aware, our charges may change