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Advanced Higher Graphic Communication (Course Code: C735 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Graphic Communication?

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.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.

Technical Graphics (12 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Commercial and Visual Media Graphics (12 SCQF credit points)

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.

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 200 marks:

For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex graphic communication task.

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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