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2017 VCV TRIAL EXAM

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The 2017 Trial exam covers the major topics to be assessed in the new VCE Study Design end of year examination.
The exam challenges student skills and knowledge. The 2017 trial exam comes complete with a question book, an answer guide with a variety of sample answers, and full colour resource book all compiled into a High Quality PDF.

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New DVD - VCV Industry Speaker Seminar

VCV are pleased to provide you with a DVD of the 2017 3 Design Fields : Industry Speaker seminar, held at Swinburne University in March 2017.

The  3 presenters, Environmental, Communication and Industrial Designers, speak to the Unit 3 Outcome 2 Design Industry Practice Key Knowledge and Skills.

This is intended to give your students both a choice in who they respond to and variety to expand their understanding of Professional Practice in preparation for the final examination.

SPEAKERS:

Studio Periscope - Lisa Oaten

http://studioperiscope.com/

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Environmental Designer - Lauren Li
http://sisalla.com.au

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Communication Designer - Chris Nix
http://chrisnix.tumblr.com/

chris

 

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The Design Process of an Architect

The Design Process of an Architect is developed for year 9 or 10 level Visual Communication Design classes.

The Resource has 3 components:

  1. Filmed interview with an Architect - Darren Naftal
  2. Questions to be answered while viewing the film
  3. A series of architectural drawing tasks that respond to a brief

The drawing tasks cover a range of architectural drawing skills and techniques:

Activity 1: Writing a brief
Activity 2: Preparing a site analysis
Activity 3: Floorplan concept drawings
Activity 4: 3 dimensional concept drawings
Activity 5: Ruled floorplan with conventions (symbols and dimensions)
Activity 6: Elevation concept drawings
Activity 7: 2 point perspective drawing

Practice Exercises: Reading a scale ruler & rendering surface textures

Tips on how to develop the tasks using Adobe illustrator

The film response questions can be printed A4 and the drawing tasks can be printed A3 so that the students can draw directly on the sheets. If your students require more room to draw, additional A3 sheets can be provided.

View sample pages here

Preview of The Design Process of an Architect

Darren Naftal has been very generous in his contibution to this resource and more of his work can be seen on his website http://dnarchitecture.com/

Darren is also interested in visiting schools and speaking to students about the design process of an architect. He was one of the three Industry Speakers at the 2016 VCV industry Speaker seminars held at Swinburne University. He also appears in the accompanying resource to the seminar that is available on the VCV website: 2016 Industry Speakers http://www.vcv.asn.au/index.php/resources/cds-and-dvds.html

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Members: $150.00 (gst included).
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Mascot Mayhem 9/10 resource

A VCV collaboration with DET

VCV DET collaboration

VCV has collaborated with the Department of Education and Training to produce a VCD resource that targets Year 9/10 students.

The resource provides teachers with a short film interview with Peader Thomas, a Melbourne based Illustrator who was one of the Industry Speakers at the VCV Industry Speaker event in 2015.

The film is supported with written content, providing students with structure on how to write a design brief and exercises for completing the brief. There are many engaging activities for students to complete, as they design their own mascot for a chosen team or group.

The film is now available for purchase.

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2016 Trial Exam – available now

The 2016 Trial exam covers the major topics to be assessed in the new VCE Study Design end of year examination.

The exam challenges student skills and knowledge. The 2016 trial exam comes complete with a question book, an answer guide with a variety of sample answers, and full colour resource book all compiled into a High Quality PDF on CD.

Price

$70 members (gst included).
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2016 VCV Industry Speaker Seminar

VCV are pleased to provide you with a DVD of the 2016 3 Design Fields : Industry Speaker seminar, that was held at Swinburne University in March 2016.

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Shadow Sister, book cover illustration by Sonia Kretschmar       
Zaishu seat / table by Matthew Butler
Darren Naftal Architecture

SPEAKERS:

Communication designer - Sonia Kretschmar http://www.soniak.com
Industrial designer - Matthew Butler www.zaishu.com
Architectural/Environmental designer - Darren Naftal http://dnarchitecture.com

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2015 trial exam

2015 Trial Exam

The 2015 Trial exam covers the major topics to be assessed in the new VCE Study Design end of year examination.

The exam challenges student skills and knowledge. The 2015 trial exam comes complete with a question book, an answer guide with a variety of sample answers, and full colour resource book all compiled into a High Quality PDF on CD.

$65 members (gst included).
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$100 non-members (gst included)

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2015 industry speakers

CD Resource - 2015 Industry Speakers

VCV are pleased to provide you with a film of the 2015 3 Design Fields : Industry Speaker seminar, that was held at Swinburne University March 2015.

The film includes the presentations from Atelier Wagner Architects (environmental), Peader Thomas (communication) and Jon Swan (product).

Each presenter speaks about their design process, and the key criteria in Unit 3, Outcome 2 - Design Industry Practice

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Technical drawing disc

Technical Drawing Resource

VCV have been busy producing a technical drawing resource that covers paraline and perspective drawing, orthogonal drawing and dimensioning and package net drawing.
The resource includes a series of A3 landscape layout pages with exercises, information and technical drawing design briefs.
The resource targets Year 7 - 10 Design students and aims to introduce students to technical drawing using original imagery, creative design briefs and a series of beginner to intermediate exercise.
There is a glossary of terms and a series of tests at the end of the resource.

View sample pages here

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A Term of Typography - Understanding and Applying Typography

VCV have prepared a new CD resource to assist with teaching Year 9-11 VCD students in the area of Typography. The CD includes 17 pages - inspirational websites, blogs and magazine links, anatomy of type information and tests, lessons on how to be creative with type, how to create a unique alphabet and how to distort and manipulate type using Adobe Illustrator.

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2014-trial-exam2014 Trial Exam

The 2014 Trial exam covers the major topics to be assessed in the new VCE Study Design end of year examination.

The exam challenges student skills and knowledge. The 2014 trial exam comes complete with a question book, an answer guide with a variety of sample answers, and full colour resource book all compiled into a High Quality PDF on CD.

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2013 trial exam

2013 Trial Exam

Visual Communication Victoria has been hard at work compiling yet another trial exam for VCE students. It covers the major topics to be assessed in the new VCE Study Design end of year examination.

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the exam challenges student skills and knowledge. The 2013 trial exam comes complete with a question book, an answer guide with a variety of sample answers, and full colour resource book all compiled into a High Quality PDF on CD.

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Changing Your Community - 3 Design Fields

Changing-your-community-3-design-fieldsInspired by the recent Flinders Street re-design Competition, VCV have prepared a resource to assist with the teaching of Visual Communication Design at Yer 9/10 level. Changing Your Community - 3 Design Fields offers 18 weeks of Design that can be delivered as a Semester course or broken down into smaller units of work to cover a term or 4-5 weeks which can be slotted into an existing curriculum.

These units of work target Year 9/10 students, and challenge them to use design to change their communities.

The key skills that are covered are:

  • Design Thinking
  • Observational drawing, visualisation sketches and presentation drawing
  • Technical drawing - 3rd angle orthogonal drawing
  • Pictorial and perspective drawing
  • Typography

The CD resource offers design experiences and design exposure through inspirational imagery, classroom discussions and hands-on tasks and evaluation.
This resource will be available to order early Term 4 2013.

Sample page attached here

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Thinking About Design - VCV Resource Unit 2 and 3

Thinking-about-Design-VDC-Unit2-and-Outcome-2-Unit3VCV have produced a new resource CD to assist with teaching the Unit 2 Outcomes 1, 2 & 3 and Unit 3, Outcome 2, specifically targetting the key skills.

A note from the author: How to use this resource . . .Thinking About Design is a resource that can be used over 2 years with a group of students completing Unit 2 VCD, continuing into the following year to complete Unit 3 VCD. Although the Units are stand alone lesson plans (Unit 2 Outcomes 1, 2 & 3) and inspiration for the Design Industry Response (Unit 3, Outcome 2) and can be taught to 2 different levels of students in the same year, it is possible to use the links evident in the themes and imagery to the same group of students over 2 years. The thinking here is that the students will understand the processes more fully when exploring the Design Industry Response in Unit 3, due to their hands on experience with applying similar design methods and processes learnt in Unit 2. I have attempted to share both my Industry experience and technical skills as a resource to inspire Secondary School students of Visual Communication Design who, I assume, love design as much as I do.   Fiona Sinclair

Please view the attached sample pages here

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2014, 3 DESIGN FIELDS: industry speakers

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CD Resource - Industry Speakers

VCV are pleased to provide you with a film of the 3 Design Fields : Industry Speaker seminar, that was held at the Hawthorn Town Hall in March 2014. The film includes the presentations from James Noble, Leyla Acaroglu and Jack Barlow. Each presenter speaks about their design process, and the key criteria in Unit 3, Outcome 2 - Design Industry Practice.

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2013, 3 DESIGN FIELDS: industry speakers

VCV is pleased to be able to provide you with a video, available as a download or as a DVD, of the quality Professional Practice seminar that was held at RMIT April 18th 2013. The video includes 3 different speakers, an Environmental, Information and Product Designer who speak to the Unit 3 Outcome 2 Design Industry Practice Key Knowledge and Skills.

This is intended to give your students both a choice in who they respond to and variety to expand their understanding of Professional Practice in preparation for the final examination.

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Four Designers Speak

 Visual Communication Victoria, in partnership with Swinburne University are pleased to announce the release of a new resource: Four Designers Speak.

On Wednesday April 21 2010 some 150 students attended a seminar at Swinburne as preparation for their Unit 3 Outcome 3 SAC 3 Professional Practice in Visual Communication.

Four professional practitioners from four different design areas each presented a case study.

These designers were:

  • Richard Overall from Freeform who designed a South Melbourne Identity for SMDO,
  • Tyson Sheehand also from Freeform who designed labelling and packaging for Mountain Goat Brewery,
  • Jonathan Chan from Catalyst who designed a bike lock for Knog and
  • Tony Prysten from Igloo who designed a website for Mazda.

These designers talked through their design process using visual examples to support the development of concepts, evaluation strategies and design brief importance. The seminar concluded with a valuable student and designer Question and Answer session. Its value as a Unit 3 resource is clear but it can also be used in parts for Unit 1 and 2 studies and even to support an understanding of Professional Practice in Year 10.

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Mark Armstrong - Keynote Speaker at the 2011 VCV conference

Mark-Amstrong-VCV-conference-2011VCV have produced a CD of the keynote speaker from the 2011 VCV conference.

Mark Armstrong is one of the founding principals of Blue Sky Design Group and is well known in the design community. He delivered an inspirational keynote speech at the 2011 VCv conference describing the design process that he follows, illuminating all who were in the audience and providing an insight into the life of a designer.

This CD would inspire students who are completing VCE VCD, and provide them with a starting point for their Design Industry response.

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