Design ATAR

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60% General English and B Year 10 Design or Visual Arts.

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The goals of the Design ATAR course are to facilitate a deeper understanding of how design works; and how ideas, beliefs, values, attitudes, messages and information are effectively communicated to specific audiences with specific intentions or purposes via visual media forms. This course aims to achieve these goals by exposing students to a variety of communication forms and a thorough exploration of design.

Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills and understandings 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.

  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found at HERE
  • Past achievements: Top student in the state (Subject Exhibitions and Certificates of Excellence) 2016 and 2017. Highest mean for Design of all Catholic schools in Western Australia 2016 and 2017. WACE course scores consistently above the state average (Mercedes 80.74%, State 60.22%. Averages 2016 – 2018)
  • Design is beneficial for future studies in fields such as Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design and Industrial Design.
  • Cost: $108

ATAR Design has allowed me to explore the multiple aspects of design in the modern world and the past through creating products that have a specific purpose. I have learned how to express my ideas effectively through product and cultural design, so I can use my skills in all my other ATAR subjects. Design is easily one of my favourites, and I enjoy the analysis and creative work that we do each lesson.

Cassidy Kempster, Current Year 12

Year 12 Design ATAR

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