Design ATAR

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60% Mainstream English and B Year 10 Design or Visual Arts. If you have not studied Design or Visual Arts in Year 10, you may still be accepted into this course with high results from Year 7-9 Art or Design. Please contact Ms Hosking (Art Co-ordinator) to discuss your individual case. If you would like to see the Prerequisites page please click HERE.

Designers have the opportunity to improve and transform the world in which we live. Good design should aim to foster and promote innovation, while delivering sustainable solutions for specific purposes and audiences. The study of Design empowers students to identify, understand, interpret, create and communicate through visual and tactile means; to influence everyday life for individuals, societies and the natural world. Students are introduced to design theory, design history and design practice through the experience of applying a design process. This Design Thinking approach encourages students to engage a user-centred design process that is iterative and prototype driven. Students of Design are challenged to unravel open-ended problems and to develop a variety of potential outcomes. They are encouraged to make design decisions that demonstrate skills in analysis, judgement and synthesis, while simultaneously developing their technical skills. The Design course equips students with highly transferrable knowledge and skills for further education and employment pathways within a range of industries. The problem solving, Design Thinking and visual communication skills obtained in this course, in partnership with industry specific knowledge, provides students with an increasingly valuable skill set relevant to all fields of design as well as technology, engineering, business, science and innovation. 

  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found HERE
  • Past achievements: Top student in the state (Subject Exhibitions and Certificates of Excellence) 2016 , 2017 and 2019. Highest mean for Design of all Catholic schools in Western Australia 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. WACE course scores consistently above the state average.
  • Design is beneficial for future studies in fields such as Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design and Industrial Design

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, Class of 2019

Year 12 Design ATAR To access the syllabus for this subject please click HERE.

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