Year 11
Year 11
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VCE Visual Communication Units 1 & 2

The main purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop an understanding of instrumental drawing methods and freehand drawing including drawing from direct observation. The unit involves the study of a range of drawing methods, including relevant Australian Standards conventions. Students develop practical skills in the application of appropriate drawing methods, design elements and principles, and information and communications technology. The unit also introduces students to the diversity of visual communication and the role of the design process in visual communication production.

Unit 1: Visual communication

The main purpose of this unit is to enable students to prepare instrumental drawings of objects and explore freehand drawing from direct observation. Students also experiment and explore the application of design elements and principles in the preparation of solutions to suit specific purposes. Students study how the design process is applied in the production of visual communications.

Outcome 1

On completion of this unit the student should be able to complete instrumental drawings using a range of paraline drawing systems.

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to draw from direct observation, in proportion, and render the drawings.

Outcome 3

On completion of this unit the student should be able to explore and apply design elements and principles to satisfy a stated purpose.

Outcome 4

On completion of this unit the student should be able to describe the nature of the design process in the production of visual communications.

Assessment

Students will complete a range of outcomes and class work throughout each semester. There will also be an examination at the end of semesters.

Unit 2: Communication in context

The main purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop practical skills by generating images and developing them through freehand and instrumental drawing. The ways in which information and ideas are communicated visually are also explored through the analysis of the work of others. The design process is applied in developing visual communication solutions to set tasks.

Outcome 1

On completion of this unit the student should be able to use freehand and instrumental drawings to develop images that represent and communicate form.

Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to use freehand drawings in the development of rendered three-dimensional images.

Outcome 3

On completion of this unit the student should be able to apply a design process to develop a visual communication solution to a set task.

Outcome 4

On completion of this unit the student should be able to describe and analyse contemporary and historical examples of visual communications and explain how they communicate ideas, present information and reflect influences.

Assessment

Students will complete a range of outcomes and class work throughout each semester. There will also be an examination at the end of semesters.

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