Higher Graphic Communication

Course Intro

The structure of the Course reflects the use of graphics in business and industry, both in content and methodology, while embracing the changes brought about by the continuing advances in technology. Manual and computer skills and their effective application will be developed through preliminary production and promotional graphics.

Emphasis will be placed on the graphics incorporated in the product design process from concept through to marketing, which will be assessed by means of an extended form of coursework.

This course involves:

  • Pictorial Representation
  • Geometric Constructions & Orthographic Drawings
  • Illustration & Presentation
  • Conventional Representation
  • Dimensioning
  • Tolerance
  • CAD (Computer Aided Draughting)
  • Computer Illustration & Presentation

Mandatory Units: Higher

  • Technical Graphics 1
  • Technical Graphics 2
  • Computer Graphics

Students studying Higher will also have to sit an external exam & complete a thematic presentation.

Recommended Entry

Students would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

  • Grade “A” pass at National 5 level Graphic Communication
  • Students with a “B” pass may be accepted onto the course if authorised by the Head of Dept

Aims of the course

  • Develop aspects of technological capability
  • Develop technological creativity in relation to selecting information and evaluating its 
appropriateness for graphic communication
  • Develop an ability to read and interpret a range of drawings and information presented graphically
  • Develop a technological perspective on the role of graphic communication in an industrial context
  • Develop an ability to communicate graphical information using both manual and computer graphic 
skills and techniques
  • Develop a knowledge of appropriate computer hardware and software for graphic communication 
and its related industrial applications
  • Develop technological confidence in planning and implementing a graphic presentation on a 
theme, using appropriate samples from a range of manual and computer graphic skills and techniques.

Careers & Further Study

Today’s modern day technological society is developing and changing at an almost unbelievable rate.

Studying Graphic Communication could lead to a career in:

  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Apprenticeship
  • CAD Technician
  • Many more options

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