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Graphic Communication in all its forms is vital to society. It is a means of getting across information visually using graphics. Graphic communication comes in many forms and various aspects of life including education, industry and commerce.

This course is designed to increase your awareness of how graphics are used, and to learn about the technology used to create them. You will create 2D, 3D and pictorial graphics with visual impact or that transmits information, digitally and on paper.

The skills you learn in this course are useful in many career areas including Architecture, Surveying, Engineering or Design and Marketing.

Students will:

  • learn creative, 2D and 3D graphic skills within a communication context
  • initiate, develop and communicate ideas using graphic techniques in straightforward and familiar contexts
  • develop 2D and 3D graphic spatial awareness.

Your teacher will assess your work on a regular basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

  • practical work – producing 2D sketches or 3D models by hand or computer
  • project work – creating single page displays or layouts
  • written work – producing reports or written evaluations.


  • National 4/5 Graphic Communication
  • Higher Graphic Communication
  • Advanced Higher Graphic Communication