12 Graphics for Beginners

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dunsmore

This course is for students who have not completed year 11 Graphics.

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.

Course content: Students will complete 2 design projects during the year including:

  • Architecture Project: Students will study the work of an Architect. Students will then incorporate the main principles of this study into their own architectural design for a Train Station
  • Product design: Students will use sketching and 3D CAD software to develop a product for use in a designer bathroom.


13 Graphics

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.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
A.S. 91341 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
A.S. 91342 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Secondary teacher

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