N5 Graphic Communication

N5 Graphic Communication

Aims of the Course

National 4 and 5 courses introduce learners to the diverse and ever increasing variety of presentation methods employed in Graphic Communication. They allow the opportunity for learners to gain skills in reading, interpreting and creating graphics as well as initiating, developing and communicating their ideas graphically. The courses are practical, exploratory and experiential in nature and combine elements of creativity and communicating for visual impact with elements of design protocol and standards. The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:

  • develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, 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.

Topics

  • Unit 1 – 2D Graphic Communication Learners will develop their creativity and skills within a 2D graphic communication context. It will allow learners to initiate, develop and communicate ideas using graphic techniques in straightforward and familiar contexts. Learners develop 2D graphic spatial awareness.
  • Unit 2 – 3D and Pictorial Graphic Communication Learners will develop their creativity and skills within a 3D and pictorial graphic communication context. Again, it will allow learners to initiate, develop and communicate ideas using graphic techniques in straightforward and familiar contexts. They will develop 3D graphic spatial awareness.

Homework

Pupils will be given homework at regular intervals. This homework will be related to the topic of work that they are undertaking at the time and will also act as useful revision for the final exam.

Assessment

At National 5 level there will be an examination and a practical assignment to provide a more formal measure of your attainment.

Revision Textbook

            Leckie&Leckie National 4/5 Graphic Communication Course Notes

 Useful Web Links

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Leads On To

This course will prepare pupils to undertake the following courses

Higher Graphic Communication