Graphic Communication in all its forms is vital to society. It is a means of getting across information visually using graphics. Graphic communication comes in many forms and various aspects of life including education, industry and commerce.
This course is designed to increase your awareness of how graphics are used, and to learn about the technology used to create them. You will create 2D, 3D and pictorial graphics with visual impact or that transmits information, digitally and on paper.
The skills you learn in this course are useful in many career areas including Architecture, Surveying, Engineering or Design and Marketing.
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This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two areas of study.
Commercial and Visual Media Graphics
This unit is particularly relevant for those with an interest in the broad commercial and visual media use of graphics which might include presentation work, magazines, newspapers, informational manuals, static promotional work, website page layout, graphic design, advertising and point of sale, digital media, games, animation, expressive arts, electronic-based learning and advertising.
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 140 marks:
For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex graphic communication task.
Both the question paper and the project are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
SQA Past Papers Graphic Communication Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Graphic Communication Advanced Higher Question Paper
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