Design and Visual Communication is subject which requires students to communicate their ideas when solving design problems across the three main areas of architecture (spatial design), engineering (product design) and media design.
Students will learn and apply the skills of freehand sketching, rendering, formal technical drawing, computer aided drawing, model and prototype making, design notation and the design processes. Students work within the context of a design brief and embed functional and aesthetic design principles when considering and developing their design ideas to meet client based needs.
The courses include design processes to aid the development and testing of design ideas and outcomes along with design principles and language to communicate effectively. Study of influential designers and using the work of an influential designer to inform their own design ideas. Freehand drawing and rendering techniques and modelling to communicate the form of design ideas. Instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings and paraline drawing to communicate technical features and form of design ideas. Computer aided design and media tools to develop and communicate design ideas.