11 Graphics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

Graphics helps students to acquire the visual and design thinking skills used in fields of design such as Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design and Spatial Design.

The course has two main areas of learning:
DESIGN: We aim to develop students’ ability to be innovative by developing creativity and critical thinking. Students work on design projects based in fields such as Architecture, Product Design and Graphic Design.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION: students learn to use a range of visual techniques to develop design ideas. These include sketching, instrumental drawing, CAD, modelling and computer graphics applications. Students learn how to visually communicate the details of their ideas to others.

Students will complete four projects during the year including:
Lake House Design (Architectural design): Where students use inspiration from a famous architect to assist their own design ideas for a lake house.
Architecture Presentation: Where students learn to create final images and models of their architectural design.
Water Bottle Design (Product design): Where students design an elegant water bottle for a particular context.
Design Presentation: Where students use CAD and Graphics software to prepare a presentation of their design work.


12 Graphics

Graphics is offered at Years 12 and 13 and is an approved subject for University Entrance.
Future Careers: Graphics is a useful subject for students wishing to gain tertiary qualifications or pursue a career in architecture, engineering, product design, interior design, landscape architecture, spatial design and graphic design.

Recommended Prior Learning

NONE but it is helpful for students to have completed the Year 10 Graphics course.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 3 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Urban Planner, Civil Engineer, Product Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Spatial Design, Secondary teacher

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.