Why Study Design?

Senior Graphics is about solving design problems graphically and presenting graphical products. You will use a design process to identify and explore the design needs or opportunities of target audiences; research, generate and develop ideas; and produce and evaluate graphical solutions. You will solve graphical problems in at least two of three design areas: industrial design, graphic design and built environment (architecture, landscape architecture and interior design). Graphics contributes to your understanding and proficient use of technologies. It develops communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

As you study Design, you will learn to:

  • Create and communicate design solutions in the form of graphical representations, including a range of sketches and drawings
  • Apply industry conventions where applicable
  • Develop design solutions for a range of audiences, including corporate clients and end-users.
  • Use design processes in graphical contexts
  • Formulate design ideas and solutions using the design factors, which include:
    • user-centred design
    • design elements and principles of design
    • technologies
    • legal responsibilities
    • design strategies
    • project management
    • sustainability and materials

Possible Career Options:

  • graphic design
  • industrial design
  • built environment design (architecture, landscape architecture and interior design)
  • engineering
  • urban and regional planning
  • surveying and spatial sciences
  • building paraprofessionals

Course Overview

Year 10

Year 11 & 12 (Rotation A)

Year 11 & 12 (Rotation B)

  • Concept sketching
  • Graphic design
  • Built environment
  • Industrial design
  • Industrial design – Toys
  • Built environment – Architecture
  • Graphic design – Sport promotion
  • Industrial design – Models
  • Graphic design – Maps
  • Built environment – Interior design
Prerequisites for Continuing Study in Year 11 & 12
  • At least a C in Year 10 English
  • At least a C in Year 10 Graphics