Graphics Year 9

Graphics Year 9 (Half Year) (9GRA)

Graphics is the subject of visual communication through drawing, design and presentation techniques. Any student considering a career or vocation where design, drawing or the interpretation of drawings is required should consider taking the subject. Freehand sketching, technical drawing, and the use of 3 dimensional computer-aided modelling, along with design and presentation skills are all used for portfolio assessment through to Year 13.

Content

During this course students will learn:
• An awareness of the principles and skills of the design process and its application in solving basic design problems.
• Freehand sketching techniques that will enable them to commit their design ideas to paper.
• To render drawings to indicate form and texture.
• The elementary use and care of drawing instruments.
• The drawing standards that are appropriate in Graphics.
• The use of multiple-views of an object to convey information needed for production Graphics.
• Basic geometry to construct angles, divide lines, construct simple polygons and understand their applications.
• The elementary techniques of isometric and perspective drawing to enable them to produce realistic presentation drawings.
• To produce elementary 3 dimensional computer models which will increase their awareness of the role that the computer plays in all forms of spatial communication.

Skills

Students will improve their skills in the following areas:
• Sketching.
• Instrumental drawing.
• Shading and rendering.
• The use of the computer for 3-dimensional computer modeling.
• Developing design solutions for a product design.

Assessment

Assessment will include:
• Classwork – samples marked to assess the understanding and application of the skills being taught, along with a small design portfolio.