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Visual communication Design


Curriculum area resources support teachers to implement the curriculum. Resources are organised by 'Planning resources', 'Teaching resources' and 'Assessment resources'.

Overview of Visual Communication Design

In Visual Communication Design, students develop the skills and practice to communicate ideas and messages in visual communications. Visual communication design practice includes the use of design thinking skills and design as a process. Drawing conventions and the use of design elements and principles are the primary components of the visual language that students use to represent concepts, in relation to a specific purpose and audience. Students investigate the work and practices of a range of Australian and international designers, from different times, places and cultures.

Students explore the practices of a diversity of designers and investigate the role of visual communication design in different societies, cultures and contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The Visual Communication Design curriculum can be viewed at the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.

To learn about key components of the Visual Communication Design curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Visual Communication Design (pptx - 319.83kb)

F–10 curriculum area advice to support remote learning, see Curriculum advice for remote and flexible learning for this curriculum area.


Kathryn Hendy-Ekers
Curriculum Manager - Visual Communication Design
tel: + 61 3 9059 5147

Professional associations

Visual Arts & Design Educators Association

Visual Communication Victoria