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.

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Design allows 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. 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.

At Mercedes College we specialise in Dimensional Design. Students work with design forms that include products and fashion accessories. They hone their skills in computer aided design through the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for graphics, layout and laser cutting production values, as well as experiment with creating 3D files suitable for printing and commercial casting

  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found at 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 and 2019. WACE course scores consistently above the state average (Mercedes 78.1%, State 60.31%. Averages 2015 – 2019)
  • Design is beneficial for future studies in fields such as Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion 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, Class of 2019

Year 12 Design ATAR

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