Level 1 DVC (Graphics)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Martin

Design and Visual Communication/Graphics is an exciting and creative subject that allows students to communicate inventive ideas and unlock inspiration through the design process. This subject is designed to introduce students to design as a vocation and to develop their skills as designers.

Students will focus on understanding and applying drawing techniques and design practice to communicate design ideas in response to a brief. This subject will also develop abilities in ‘problem solving’, as students will research information, sketch out ideas, present solutions and evaluate specific design problems. Students will apply 2D and 3D visual communication techniques such as sketching, rendering, technical drawing, mock-ups, digital drawing, CAD, and modelling.

Possible Design Topics 

Furniture: Chair

Architecture: Hut

Digital Modes: CAD, laser cutter and 3D printer

Course Overview

Term 1
Graphics skills - 2D and 3D free hand and technical drawing.
Furniture Design

Term 2
Architecture Design

Term 3
Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) - Laser cutter and 3D printer

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Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Advertising Specialist, Architect, Film and Video Editor, Print Finisher, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Painter and Decorator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Photographer, Signmaker, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Software Developer, Architectural Technician, Electronics Engineer, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Telecommunications Engineer, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect