Design A: Graphic & Architectural Design

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two semester courses from The Arts learning area.

Subject Description

Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.

In this subject students will develop their knowledge of the design process and understanding of design principles and elements. Students will complete a Visual Study where they study other designers and develop their own skills. Students then complete the Design Process to create practical design works. This process is documented in a Folio. Students will learn about the presentation and evaluation of their own work as designers. In this course, students will learn the basics of programs such as the Adobe Suite and Google SketchUp.

Graphic Design (Visual Communication)

  • Identity Systems (logo and branding)

  • Poster Design

  • Signage


  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Interior 

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Must purchase an A3 Pocket Display (with 20 sleeves). Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00).

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Thinking Creatively

Criterion B:

Developing Skills

Criterion D:


Learning Area Map