Graphic Design

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In Year 7 students complete two projects using Graphic Products and are encouraged to design for themselves; the current tasks are to design and make a Key ring Maze game and a Road Safety Information pack. Students will be encouraged to conduct necessary research and produce a design that is totally customised to their own specific needs.

Students will learn:

  • To conduct surveys of different market requirements.
  • To use ICT for research.
  • To be introduced to CAD (Computer Aided Design).
  • To be introduced to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture).
  • The classification of materials including plastics.
  • The difference between self and applied finishes.
  • The introduction of net design.
  • To use 2D design computer aided drawing programs to create drawings.
  • Introduction to desktop publishing and Photoshop.

In Year 8 Students complete a complex project in Graphic Products and are encouraged to design for a client. They will be put into a hypothetical situation of re-designing Monster Munch. Students will use industrial practices to create the crisp packets and a promotional mug using sublimation printing.

Students will learn:

  • To design for a customer.
  • To use CAD to create accurate drawings.
  • To use a range of design strategies.
  • Illustration and rendering techniques.
  • To use industry standard software such as Photoshop.
  • To use a range of different print techniques.
  • To use PCBs (printed circuit board) to create a functioning electronic device.
  • Various techniques within electronics.
  • About the need for creative packaging.
  • Various graphic design techniques.
  • Create complex packaging using industrial practice.
  • Advanced desktop publishing.