A ‘C’ grade or better in a Year 10 Photography, Visual Arts - Graphics or Media unit is preferred but not essential.
The goals of the Design - Photography General course are to facilitate a deeper understanding of how design works by exposing students to a variety of communication forms and a thorough exploration of design. Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; to analyse problems and possibilities; and to devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.
This course will be delivered in the context of Photography - in this context, design may use analogue, and/or digital photographic systems and/or digital media. The course will have a strong Photography base, looking towards practical application of these skills. First semester will focus around commercial Photography and involves students working on their own magazine. Second semester will look at Photography in terms of Graphic Design and Media Arts, focusing on Photo manipulation.
This course will give students a strong understanding of practical Photography and Digital Design. Students will learn time management skills, lateral thinking and problem solving skills in the quest to create design solutions. Skills gained will be relevant to the fields of Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Media Arts, Marketing and mass media.