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Visual design

Course: Visual Design

Content Endorsed Course

Course Fee: $55.00

Exclusions: Projects developed for assessment in one subject are not to be used either in full or in part for assessment in any other subject.



This course provides students with opportunities to exploit the links between art and design by designing and making images and objects in which aesthetic qualities and symbolic meanings are as important as utilitarian function. It encourages students to explore the practices of graphic, wearable, product and interior/exterior designers in contemporary societies and promotes imaginative and innovative approaches to design within the Australian environment and culture.

Through the critical and historical study of designed images and objects students are able to analyse and make informed judgements about the designed works that surround them – works reflect and construct the image they have of themselves, others and their world.

The course is designed to enable students to gain an increasing accomplishment an independence in their representation of ideas in different fields of design and to understand and value how graphic design, wearable design, product design, and interior/exterior design, invite different interpretations and explanations. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding through the making of works in design that lead to and demonstrate conceptual and technical accomplishment. They will also develop knowledge, skills and understanding that lead to increasingly accomplished critical and historical investigations of design.



Modules may be selected in any of the four broad fields of:

  • graphic design
  • wearable design
  • product design
  • interior/exterior design

The additional module Individual/Collaborative Project extends students’ learning experiences and may reflect students’ increasing interests and desire to specialise in one or more of these fields or explore the connections further between fields. The Occupational Health and Safety Module is mandatory in any course.



Students are required to keep a diary throughout the course.