Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 9 Materials Technology/Design and Visual Communication

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960439

Recommended Prior Learning


Design and Visual Communication DVC Introduces the students to the world of communication through design. They will learn new skills in sketching and model making to produce eye-catching presentations of Shoe Box designs and graphics using basic graphics techniques. The Materials Technology part of the course challenges learners to understand the technology design process, then use these principles to design and construct a product using a range of materials in the school workshop.

Learning Areas:



Year 10 Design and Visual Communication, Year 10 Materials Technology

Career Pathways

Industrial Designer

Course Costs and Equipment

$65= Materials Technology $45 and DVC $20


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