Year Level: Year 12
SCSA Syllabus link:

Year 12 Design General

Recommended Background: OLNA literacy standard met
Course Content Description:


The focus for this unit is Product Design. Students will:

  • Investigate, design and produce still life photography including studio lighting techniques.
  • Investigate the impact of photographic conventions and design elements in communicating a message through photography.
  • Produce photographs demonstrating design elements texture (through side lighting) and colour (through back lighting). Use one of these images to create a cover page for a calendar.
  • Research and produce images about styles and techniques in photographic portraiture.


The focus for this unit is Cultural Design. Students will:

  • Develop images using Pop Art techniques that represent contemporary popular culture.
  • Produce an image designed to persuade an audience.
  • Investigate a significant photographic movement and its impact on photography and then produce an image in the same style.
Mode of Delivery: In Moodle and live, online lessons.
Textbooks / Stationery: Refer to the Booklist - Personal Items and Resource List
External Examination: Externally Set Task (EST) compulsory in Term 2 Year 12
General Pathway: Entry into training or the workforce