The Design and Communication Graphics course makes a unique contribution to the students’ cognitive and practical skills development. These skills include graphical/graphic communication, creative problem solving. Spatial abilities/visualisation, design capabilities computer graphics and CAD modelling. The creative and decision-making capabilities of students in the activities associated with design and development through three principle areas of study: design and communication graphics, plane and descriptive geometries, and applied graphics. It is intended to develop the creative thinking and problem solving abilities of students.
The development of electronic communication has become extremely important in today’s world. To participate in this development, it is necessary to be able to electronically generate drawings and design ideas. A study of computer aided design through the design and communication graphics elements enables students to accurately model designs and solutions and communicate and share thee within the electronic environment.
There are two assessment components:
- A student assignment (40% of the examination marks, of which CAD will form a significant and compulsory component)
- A terminal examination paper (60% of the examination marks)
This subject would be very useful to students who are considering careers in Engineering, Graphic Design and Construction to mention a few.
It is strongly recommended but not compulsory that any student considering taking Design and Communication Graphics to Leaving Certificate Level have studied Technical Drawing to Junior Certificate Level.