Design and Visual Communication

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Students in design and visual communication classes delve into the principles of design, mastering tools and skills for creating visually compelling content.

Take your drawing and design skills to the next level! DVC lets you design, create, and draw using classic and digital skills. Your topics will include: Fast & Furious, Cell phone & more, Birdhouse emporium, and How do they do it?

This subject will best suit those students who enjoy working through design ideas and have a certain sense of creativity. Students taking this subject will need to enjoy drawing as well as using computers to create completed design ideas as well as explaining how things work and go together. DVC students will need to be reasonably neat and enjoy taking pride in their work.

Future learning and careers with
Design and Visual Communication
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator
  • Web Developer
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Branding Specialist
  • Packaging Designer
  • Exhibition Designer

I love my job and the environment I work in (Opihi College). I accidently fell into teaching by mistake! But I made a pledge that I would keep teaching if I changed a student's view on their education. And here I am at 21 years and still going strong.

Eric Peters
Design and Visual Communication
Where we teach
Design and Visual Communication



All aspects of practical learning.

Recently renovated and cleverly designed to maximise a light and airy indoor/outdoor balance, our Technology buildings share open air patio spaces between the purpose designed classrooms.

Design and Visual Communication

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Our field trips are not just outings; they are immersive experiences where you'll explore vibrant art studios, engage with industry professionals, and witness the magic of design in real-world settings. From visiting graphic design studios to experiencing live projects, these trips offer an exciting opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice, inspiring your artistic journey at Opihi College.

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