Year 10 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton

DVC (Graphics) develops develop creative skills andproblem solving. It involves students completing individual projects covering both Product Design and Architecture. Skills learnt include generic design, freehand sketching, instrumental drawing and CAD(Computer Aided Design). In 2019 students will also be required to produce rapid prototypes and/or models of their completed designs using traditional methods as well as 3D printers and laser cutting.

This subject gives students a solidfoundation in communicating their designs and thinking visually and prepares them for Level 1 NCEA. DVC (Graphics) progresses through to Level 3 and is a UE approved subject. It is a subject that has strong career and vocational links in engineering, construction, architecture anddesign.

This is a Year 10 optional course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery and drawing instruments are required at a cost of approximately $35.00 for the complete kit. Items required will be listed on the stationery list. There is also a course fee of approximately $10.00 for coloured card and other materials supplied by the school.


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.

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