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Advanced Higher

What will I study?

The course comprises two areas of study.

Technical Graphics

You will:

  • develop and creatively apply the graphic communication knowledge, skills and understanding which directly support graphic designing and communication activities in the various contexts of technical activities
  • experience graphic communication in technical detail through exploring the purposes, applications and audience requirements
  • use a range of knowledge and skills through manual and/or electronic-based communication activities
  • explore the use of detailed 2D and 3D graphics in modelling, graphic visualisation and technical/mechanical animation in relation to technical activities.

Commercial and Visual Media Graphics

This unit is particularly relevant for those with an interest in the broad commercial and visual media use of graphics which might include presentation work, magazines, newspapers, informational manuals, static promotional work, website page layout, graphic design, advertising and point of sale, digital media, games, animation, expressive arts, electronic-based learning and advertising.

You will:

  • explore a range of effective commercial and visual media graphic communication activities and their application in the fields of publishing and promotion
  • develop graphic design skills, with an expectation of review, evaluation, amendment and presentation
  • develop a deep understanding of the needs of the intended audience.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment

The course assessment consists of two components totalling 180 marks:

  • Component 1: Question paper (90 marks)
  • Component 2: Project (90 marks).

For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex graphic communication task.

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment. The course assessment is graded A-D.

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