Design and Communication Graphics for the Leaving Certificate provides students with the opportunity to visualise and comprehend information which can then be presented graphically. It also allows the development of CAD (computer aided design) skills through the use of industry leading package, Solid Works.

DCG is a follow on subject from Junior Certificate Technical Graphics/Graphics.

Teachers' Names:

  • Micheal Killen
  • Brian Duffy
  • Stephen Smyth
  • Ronan Donnellan

Subject Overview:

It is assessed in the following two areas. 
    1. Student Assignment 40%
    2. Terminal Exam 60%.

The student assignment has 2 parts. Part A consists of a design investigation into a given artefact. Part B involves students graphically communicating a new concept design or modification to that existing artefact.

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Problem solving and creative thinking skills are developed through the analysis and solving of both 2 and 3-dimensional graphics. Graphics and design are communicated using  freehand sketching skills, traditional draughting equipment and CAD, (Solid Works)

There is a great emphasis in the Leaving Certificate course on comprehension, analysis and problem solving. In simple terms you must be able to understand what has to be done, analyse how you are going to approach it and then proceed to solve the problem. 

Career opportunities in your subject:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Animation
  • Manufacturing/Production Technology
  • Computer Games design
  • Website design


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