N5/4 Graphic Communication
This Subject is offered at Advanced Higher, Higher, National 5 and National 4
This subject is ideal for pupils who are creative, who have interest in Graphics and enjoy both Computer based work and manual graphic work. This course would suit pupils who are interested in any type of career within the design industry. It also helps pupils understand good visual presentation techniques that can be used in a variety of ways. Art and Design and Design and Manufacture compliment Graphic Communication.
The National 4/5 Graphic Communication Course provides opportunities for learners to initiate and develop their own ideas graphically. It allows them to develop skills in reading and interpreting graphics produced by others and to continue to develop graphic awareness in often complex graphic situations, expanding their visual literacy. The Course provides skills that are complementary to other curricular areas, such as expressive arts, sciences, and mathematics.
It provides skills that are valuable for learners in the other areas of study in the technologies.
The Course at Higher, National 5 and National 4 consists of two mandatory Units
2D Graphic Communication This Unit helps learners develop their creativity and skills within a 2D graphic communication context.
3D and Pictorial Graphic Communication This Unit helps learners develop their creativity and skills within a 3D and pictorial graphic communication context.
Higher - National 5 Graphic Communication Course
N5 – National 4 Graphic Communication
Purpose and aims of the Course
The Course provides opportunity for learners to gain skills in reading, interpreting, and creating graphic communications. Learners will initiate, develop and communicate ideas graphically. They will develop spatial awareness and visual literacy through graphic experiences.
The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:
♦ develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, graphics materials and software
♦ extend and apply knowledge and understanding of graphic communication standards, protocols, and conventions where these apply
♦ develop an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society
SQA Graphic Communication Page http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45651.html