Design and Communication Graphics
Design and Communication Graphics is a new course replacing Technical Drawing at Senior Cycle. The course includes the study of design, freehand drawing, elevation and plans, problem solving, 3D drawing, perspective drawing, computer 3D drawings, Computer Aided Design (CAD), model-making and engineering drawing. The main change from the old course is the use of computers to draw in 3D and the introduction of an assignment. The course is assessed in two main areas: an end-of-year drawing exam worth 60%, and an assignment worth 40%. The assignment involves design, freehand drawing presentation and the use of CAD and ICT.
It is not necessary to have studied Technical Graphics /Technology/ Materials Technology at Junior Certificate in order to take up this subject at Senior Certificate. This subject is offered at Ordinary and Higher Level.
|Drawing Exam (June)||60%|
|Project (Completed by February of final year)||40%|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|3D drawing||Drawing the Hyperbola||Animation CAD|
|Orthographic drawing||Assignment Management||Presentation CAD|
|Model making||Intersection and Development Drawing||Web research|
|CAD and computer drawings||Study of Function, Ergonomics||ICT and CAD software|
|Printing and Plotting||Aesthetics||Internet, digital camera and presentation|
|Design systems||Assembly drawings||Assignment|
|Freehand drawing||Colouring and rendering||Selection of two options|
|Drawing the Ellipse and Parabola|
Follows same outline as 5th Year.