Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 10 Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Design & visual communication is where students can develop and practice visual skills and techniques for generation and exploring design ideas. Understand and use the design principles of aesthetics and function in their design thinking. Advancing their thinking skills and imagination and allowing creativity in Product and Architectural design—introduction to SketchUp basic skills and 3D modelling. 

This course aims to provide learners with the necessary skills to advance into senior DVC  and give an overall taster of all the diverse facets of DVC.


Learning Areas:



Level 1 Design and Visual Communication Full Course

Career Pathways

Architect, Architectural Technician, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Landscaper

Course Costs and Equipment

$40/ and Pencils x2 all other materials provided.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.