L1 Graphics (Design & Visual Communication)

L1GRAP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

A course which provides experiences through which the students gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes to communicate precise ideas and information graphically. The work centres around the students learning the techniques of freehand sketching, instrumental drawings, both technical multi-view working drawings and a range of pictorial drawings. 

Presentation quality, rendering techniques and the researched use of an influential designer’s style are also elements of the course. The students then use the acquired skills to produce their own portfolio of design work based upon given topics. This course is extremely relevant to anyone wishing to progress to any form of product design, Engineering, Architecture, etc. at tertiary level as well as being of real benefit to any student wishing to be involved in any of the design, media, manufacture, building or automotive careers.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L1 Design & Visual Communication Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 18 credits at L1. Graphics is an approved domain subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.


Pathway

L2 Automotive Studies, L2 Building & Allied Trades, L2 Electronics, L2 Graphics (Design & Visual Communication), L2 Mechanical Engineering, L2 Technology Metal, L2 Technology Wood

Course Costs

Special paints, paper and other materials, paymentof the subject fee will ensure an allocation for printing. $20
Recommended Graphics equipment pack. $50


Required Prior Learning

Either completion of Year 10 Graphics (Design & Visual Communication) (full or half year) and/or at the discretion of HOD Technology.


Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
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
1
E
3
A.S. 91064 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91065 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91066 v4 Design and Visual Communication 1.33 - Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91068 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
1
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Animator, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Technician, Boat builder, Building and construction Engineer, Cabinet maker, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, CNC programmer, Coachbuilder, Computer Aided Design worker, Digital Artist, Draughts person, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical trades worker, Engineering machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Game designer, Gasfitter, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Marine Engineer, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Metal worker, Motor body builder, Naval Architect, Plumber, Product designer, Quantity surveyor, Sign maker, Spatial designer, Telecommunications technician, Weapons Engineer officer, Welder, etc.