Graphic Design

Course Code: 9GRDE
Domain: The Arts
Timetable: Trimester 1, 2 or 3
Length of Course: 1 Trimester

Course Information

Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we
inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the
ultimate goal of visually communicating a message. Using a language of type and
imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and

If you are interested in Art and Computing with an aspect of Enterprise then this elective
is for you. There will be an introduction to the ‘digital darkroom’ – editing
and managing images using the Adobe Creative Suite with Photoshop, Illustrator
and InDesign software. You will be encouraged to use your imagination, practice
creative teamwork and develop lateral thinking abilities – all skills essential
in the workforce. You will also discover the creative potential through
hand-made and computer-generated imagery.

The elective is designed to develop technical and visual skills by completing short challenging
briefs across a range of subjects. Hand drawing is encouraged in the
development of ideas and the construction of contemporary graphics and


The elective is devised from several studio areas covering a mixture of genres and themes using hand
drawn, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign tools.

Assessment: The elective will be assessed with an emphasis on –

·           Art Making – body of work through inquiry, art practice and presentation


·           Art Responding – analysis, interpretative reflection and personal response

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $45