Approx Cost:
$35.00 for Graphic Design Materials. A suitable Digital SLR camera is recommended for this course. Whilst some digital SLR cameras are available for hire at a cost of $30 for the semester these are in high demand. A laptop capable of running Adobe Creative Cloud software is preferable. This software is available economically via a school licence for students enrolled in this course.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Completed both Yr 11 Art A or B or students can discuss their suitability with the HOD.


Course Outline:

This course is intended for students who wish to investigate Graphic Design and Photography.  Half the year is dedicated to the study of Photography whilst the other half is dedicated to the study of Design, which is assessed as an A1 external folio.

Students study photography by engaging in research and making their own photographs.  Design study includes basic design principles and introduction to computer graphics and other design techniques. From there students create their own Graphic Design brief and make work that promotes a product, event or service.  The Achievement standards that make up this course are

2.1   Photography:  Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography, 4 credits.

2.2   Photography:  Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography, 4 credits.

2.4   Design:  Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art-making conventions and ideas within design, 12 credits. External Folio.

Total 20 credits

Where Does It Lead:

This course will provide a sound basis for further study at Year 13, and beyond, at any of the schools of art and architecture, animation, craft/design, film, television and photography courses.

For further information see:
Mr S Eng, Mr H Knutson.