Year 9 - Design

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Subject Description

This course is an introduction to design. It focuses on creative thinking and using images to communicate.

Learning the visual language and using the design process, you will develop your own individual solutions to design challenges.

You can experiment with various media, like: pencils, markers, pastels and watercolour.

You will learn how to draw in different ways – freehand & using instruments, as well as design using technology.

You do not need to “be good at drawing” or “like art” to do well in this subject. A positive attitude and a willingness to follow ‘the process’ is all you need. There is no one right answer in design!



No textbook needed.

iPads / Tablets / Laptops will be used regularly

A3 Sized Folio

A Fineliner Felt Tip Pen

A Pilot Felt Tip Pen

General Stationery


Possible Pathways:

Year 10


Media and Photography

2D / 3D Art


Visual Communication Design

Studio Art

Design & Technology – Textiles


Special Comments

No subject cost

This core subject is 3 periods per week for one semester.


Student Comment

“You start off with not a lot of skills, but by the end you know a lot more and you can do it.” – Melissa.




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