Year 9 – Graphic Design

Length: Single Semester
Contact: Arts Leader

Course Description

This course consists of four areas of focus: Graphic Design/Advertising (publications), Environmental Design (Interiors, landscape, architecture), Product/Industrial Design (packaging, products) and Fashion (clothing/ footwear/makeup).

Students research the impact and contribution of design practitioners from Australia and globally. They will respond to design works by considering how they are made, what they are about and how they are understood in different ways.

Students have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media, techniques and processes to make design works that explore their own world as a source of ideas. They learn to use a folio to document the practices of other practitioners while refining and annotating their own ideas and intentions.


Year 9 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types comprise:
• Making Graphic Design Products 60%
• Responding to Graphic Design Products 40%.

Leads To

Year 10 Digital Media