What's Adv Graphics like?
Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:47 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:28 PM
Here is some info on the course.
Graphic Communication: Advanced Higher
Why Graphic Communication?
The course aims to allow you to develop both manual and computer graphic skills and understanding beyond those involved in Higher Graphic Communication. This will provide you with an insight into the way in which information presented graphically is an integral part of communication throughout business and industry as well as in the consumer environment. Experience will be gained of evaluating the effectiveness of visual communication that will enable you to apply principles of composition in the production of a computer produced presentation. Where facilities are available for the use of presentation media, such as on-screen presentations, you will be encouraged to utilise these facilities.
By undertaking this course you will extend your knowledge and understanding of geometric constructions in the generation of orthographic drawings, 2-point measured perspective drawings, CAD, CAG and general visual literacy in an industrial and commercial context.
Entry to the Course
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained the following:
Higher Graphic Communication at grade A or B.
Three compulsory units plus 40 hours flexible time.
Technical Graphics (20 hours)
The purpose of the unit is to further develop manual skills in 2-point measured perspective and geometric constructions used in the generation of orthographic drawings.
Apply manual techniques of geometric constructions to produce orthographic drawings.
Apply manual techniques of 2-point measured perspective to architectural settings.
Computer-Aided 3D Modelling Visualisation and Presentation (60 hours)
The purpose of the unit is to develop computer-aided graphic skills to produce 3D surface and solid models.
Create 3D Computer-Aided Design surface models.
Create 3D Computer-Aided Design solid models.
Produce Computer-Aided drawings from a 3D Computer-Aided Design model.
Produce Computer-Aided rendered images from 3D Computer-Aided Design model.
Computer-Aided Graphic Presentation (40 hours)
The purpose of this unit is to develop an understanding of the principles of effective visual communication related to industrial and commercial practice, and to apply these principles in the production of a Graphic Presentation.
Evaluate the application of design principles in professional graphics presentations.
Design and produce a professional Graphic Presentation for a client group.
Desktop Publishing characteristics are identified and their functions described correctly.
Higher IT (Using Information Technology)
Units are assessed internally by your teacher/lecturer in accordance with SQA guidelines.
The course is assessed by an external examination set and marked by the SQA and also includes the completion of a Computer-Aided 3D Modelling Folio and a Computer-Aided Graphic Presentation.
Successful completion of this course may lead to:
SGA at Higher in
Engineering: Fabrication and Welding
Engineering: Industrial Plant Support
Education (HNC/HND/Degree); Employment in
Art & Design
Computing and ICT
Hope this is of some help.
Posted 29 May 2004 - 12:57 AM
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:35 PM
We also apparently do not have the facilities to do it (our school being one of the best in Scotland and our new Principle of that dept. says that our facilities are shockingly bad!!!)
Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:38 PM
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