Design and Visual Communication Level 1

GRA101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Slaney

Design and Visual Communication 101

This course works through the vehicle of the design process. Students will work on a formative design brief in the first term, developing skills in freehand sketching, isometric drawing, orthographic drawing and the use of a computer aided design program: On-shape. This is a cloud based program which can be easily access from home. 

An investigation into a well-known designer will help to influence ideas for the project. 

In terms two and three, another brief will build on the skills acquired in term one. Students will work with more accuracy and precision as well as showing a fuller understanding of the design process. The final term should be tidying up the required drawings for a portfolio which is  externally assessed standards. 

Design briefs used successfully in the past have included ‘Tiny home design’ and ‘design a homework kitchen or BBQ space’ 


Course Overview

Term 1
An investigation into a well-known designer
Drawing skills including CAD drawing ON-SHAPE
Design brief 1: A tiny home:

Term 2
Refining the tiny home
Kitchen design

Term 3
Orthographic drawings
Graphic Presentation of design ideas

Term 4
Presentation
Portfolio preparation

Pathway

Design and Visual Communication Level 2

This course leads to level 2 and then 3 which is a university approved subject

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
1
E
3
A.S. 91064 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
1
I
3
A.S. 91068 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.35 - Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice
1
I
6
A.S. 91069 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.36 - Promote an organised body of design work to an audience using visual communication techniques
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.