Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

Year 9 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics)

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer.

Year 9 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics, Technical drawing) will be 4 periods per week for one term. A focus is placed upon learning the process of Designing an individually researched solution to a given Design problem.

Students are taught a range of skills which include:

  • Research and project investigation
  • Design language
  • Freehand sketching
  • Three-dimensional design
  • C.A.D computer drawing
  • Technical drawing
  • High quality presentation and pride in work
  • Evaluation


Potential careers:

Product design / 3d Printing / Computer aided design (CAD), Architecture, Advertising, Engineering, Computer aided Manufacturing, Landscape design, Interior design and the many skilled trades.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures

Year 10 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics) (Full Year), Year 10 Design & Visual Communication (Graphics) (Half Year)

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Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Patternmaker, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Film and Video Editor, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Glazier, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Tailor/Dressmaker, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Metal Worker, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Print Finisher, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Diver, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Plasterer, Plastics Worker, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Ranger, Florist, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Glass Processor, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Train Driver, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Signmaker, Valuer, User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Geospatial Specialist, Garment Technician