Graphics

Year 9 and Year 10

Graphics develops the skills and concepts of comunicating design ideas by using sketching, model making, formal drawing techniques and computers.

The main principles taught throughout the course are: the design process, presentation techniques, freehand drawing and formal drawing.

Years 11, 12 and 13

Graphics is an important part of design. Graphics skills used in problem solving and communicating information are valued in many vocations. Graphics allows students to learn how to design solutions to problems.

Year 11:

This course teaches students to use Graphics to solve Design Problems. Graphics includes the use of freehand and instrumental techniques to produce two and three dimensional drawings. It covers the rendering of drawings, layout and presentation of work.

Areas of Design that apply are:

  • Graphic communication and design
    (Drawing and Presentation Techniques)
     
  • Environmental Design
    (Barbecue Area)
     
  • Technological Design
    (Moisture meter, "Paragon" Box)

     
  • Media Design
    (Mechanical Advertising Display Board)

Year 12:

This course teaches students to use Graphics to solve Design Problems. Graphics techniques introduced in Years 9 to 11 are further developed. Advanced instrumental drawing techniques are studied. Drawing skills are taught which allow students to produce a more realistic interpretation of complex information.

The process of Design is emphasised. Students are taught to explore a range of possible solutions to given problems.

Areas of Design that apply are:

  • Common core of Graphics and design
    (The Design Process, Drawing Techniques, etc)
     
  • Architectural and Environmental Studies
    (Interior Layout, Landscaping, etc)

     
  • Engineering and Technological Design
    (Fabrication, Industrial Products, etc)

     
  • Media and Technical Illustration Studies
    (Advertisement, Illustration Layouts, Corporate Identities, etc)

Year 13:

This course teaches students to use Graphics to solve Design Problems. It is a problem solving and design orientated course where students become fully involved in challenging design problems. Course work involves the application of an extensive range of freehand, instrumental and compute

drawing techniques. Emphasis is placed on effective layout and presentation. Students are expected to fully explore Design requirements and justify the aesthetic and functional qualities of their design solutions. 

Areas of Design that apply are: 

  • Common Core of Graphics and Design
    (The Design Process, Aesthetics and Function of Design, Drawing Techniques, etc)
     
  • Architectural and Associated Environmental Studies
    (Interior/Exterior Building Layouts, Landscaping, etc)

     
  • Engineering and Associated Technological Studies
    (Mechanisms, Product Design, etc)

     
  • Media and Technical Illustration Studies
    (Advertisement, Corporate Identities, Product Branding, etc)