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Graphics Technology

The aim of Graphics Technology is to develop students’ ability to think creatively, devise solutions and communicate information to a range of audiences using a variety of graphical techniques and media. Students learn to develop knowledge, skills and understanding to:

·         Visualise, sketch and accurately draw to communicate information to specific audiences.

·         Interpret, design, produce and evaluate a variety of graphical presentations using a range of computer-based media and techniques.

·         Use graphics conventions, standards and procedures in the design, production and interpretation of a range of manual and computer-based graphical presentations.

·         Select and apply techniques in the design and creation of computer-based presentations and simulations to communicate information.

·         Appreciate the nature and scope of graphics in industry and the relationships between graphics technology, the individual, society and the environment.

What will students learn about?

The units of work that the students focus on through stage 5 are:

  • Logo Design
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Poster Design
  • Product Illustration
  • Toy Design
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Appliance Design
  • Australian Architecture
  • Vehicle Drawing
  • Graphic Design and communication

The skills that students learn from the Stage 5 Graphics Technology course can lead into employment such as:

  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia
  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Architecture
  • Design management
  • Interior design
  • Design education
  • Interior architecture
  • Jewellery design
  • Furniture design