GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

SCQF LEVEL 4 - National 4

Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of preliminary, production and promotional graphics. You will learn about the various design elements and principles used by designers and the standards and conventions that technical illustrators use to create CAD models and drawings for manufacture. By taking this course you will improve your knowledge and skills in recognising and creating various different drawing styles and techniques. 

QUALIFICATION

National 4

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Portfolio of work/ short exercises and practical skill builders 

EXAM

No question paper 

 

Completion of Added Value Practical Unit 

COST

£5

TEACHERS

Miss Alguero 

Mrs Stewart 

Mr Hadden 

Miss James 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of preliminary, production and promotional graphics. You will learn about the various design elements and principles used by designers and the standards and conventions that technical illustrators use to create CAD models and drawings for manufacture. By taking this course you will improve your knowledge and skills in recognising and creating various different drawing styles and techniques. 

This course is made up of two elements with are assessed through various tasks and folio work.   

  

2D Graphics: Projects improving your ability to create and understand various 2D sketching and drawing techniques. It will work on improving your skills in spatial awareness and your ability to use drawing equipment to produce drawing that are both accurate and visually appealing. You will also work on improving your ability to plan and produce publications that have visual appeal.   

  

3D and Pictorial Graphics:  Projects improving your skills in creating pictorial sketches and drawings. Enhances your understanding and ability to use 3D computer software to create accurate computer aided graphics and drawing to be used in the manufacture and creative industries. 

 

  • You will be engaged in both 2D and 3D Sketching and rendering to create a high-quality realistic images 

  • You will use drawing equipment to create accurate drawings 

  • You will use Computer Modelling software to create accurate manufacturing drawings and realistic CAD models 

  • You will use Desk Top Publishing software to create various types of graphics, publications and documents 

  • You will develop critical and evaluation skills 

  • You will tackle design briefs and short skill building activities 

  • You will create graphics with visual impact and have a portfolio of your work at the end of the year 

  • You will gain the ability to create graphics that transmit information in both a visually appealing and coherent manner 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Entry Requirements are at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of the Design Faculty/course leader but it is to your advantage to have taken S3 Graphics. 

what will you get?

To achieve a National 4 Graphic Communication, you must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit. All units are internally graded. 

 

Graphic Communication National 4 is assessed as Pass or Fail. 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

Graphic Communication related Careers:- 

Animator, Architect, Architectural Technologist, BIM Technician, Building Services Engineer, Building Standards Surveyor, Building Technical, Cabinet Maker, CAD Technician, Cartographer, Character Artist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technical, Clinical/Biomedical Engineer, Construction Manager, Craft Designer, Design Engineer, Digital Imaging Specialist, Ergonomist, Exhibition Designer, Film Media Technician, Film/Video Editor, Artist, Games Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Mechanical Engineering Technical, Medical Physicist, Model Maker, Naval Architect, Researcher, Pre-Press Operator, Product Designer, Prop Maker, Rehabilitation Engineering Technical, Technical Illustrator, Set Designer, Sign-writer, Specialist Effects Technician, Structural Engineer, Teacher, Technical Author, Technical Surveyor, Town Planning Assistant/Technician, User Experience Designer, Web Designer, Web Developer 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

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