Technical Graphics

Welcome to the Technical Graphics & Design and Communication Graphics Department @ Crana College

Teachers: Mr M McGirr

These subjects involve developing creativity and the appreciation of the work of others. This involves learning the methods and techniques of the subject and producing your own work using these skills.

Brief Description:
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects offered at junior cycle. In Technical Graphics you will learn how to represent 3-D objects on paper and on computer. You will develop problem solving and creative thinking skills through the solution of graphical problems.

How will Technical Graphics be useful to me?
Technical Graphics helps you to think in a more logical and creative way. You will be able to communicate information using diagrams and sketches. You will have learned how to present information in a neat and organised fashion. This subject will be of use to you if you want to progress into career areas such as architecture or engineering.

Will Technical Graphics be very different after the Junior Certificate?
At Leaving Certificate, you will be able to study Design and Communication Graphics.
In this subject:

  • There will be a greater emphasis on computer generated 3D modelling and freehand sketching
  •  The geometry that you have learned in Junior Certificate will be further developed.