Architecture, CADD and Graphic Design

Architecture introduces students to building industry terminology and the practice of following through a design project from site analysis to final design solution with presentation panels and model making. Projects start at a residential level, and then vary through commercial properties, institutions and urban planning.

In CADD (Computer Aided Drawing & Design) we follow an Industrial Design focus.  Students use the design process to create furniture, appliances, vehicles and other design objects.  Model making is also covered to enable students to transfer easily between 2D & 3D representations.

Both Architecture and Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CADD) contain four individual units and can be studied over two years to gain a major (or a double major, if both streams are studied).  Both use relevant computer-aided drawing software and technical hand drawing. Issues of sustainability and environmental impact are covered in both streams.

Graphic Design encourages students to develop their graphic communication and design skills in order to understand and create real world products. Using the design process, Adobe software and printing processes, students will produce a variety of items including magazines, t-shirts, packaging, websites, posters, pamphlets, logos, book covers and folios.

Throughout this course, four individual units can be studied as either Tertiary or Accredited, allowing students to complete a minor or major. Graphic Design can also be combined with Architecture and/or CADD units to achieve a major-minor or double major in Design and Graphics.

There is also a Major Project unit available to students in Semester 2 of Year 12, which produces a professional portfolio of all work undertaken in the course that students can use to apply for courses at university or CIT/Tafe.