Study Design & Communication Graphics at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Design & Communication Graphics  can be studied as a one or two year programme, either as a full-time day school student or as an external student as an ‘extra subject’.  


Course commences early September 2018 for 30 weeks.

Two evenings per week for 90 minutes (3 hours per week) over 30 weeks.


Subject Group; Practical

This subject develops the ability to comprehend and problem solving and creative thinking skills are developed through the analysis of 2- and 3-dimensional graphics. Graphics and design are communicated using freehand sketching skills, traditional draughting equipment and CAD. Design and Communication Graphics (DCG) has taken the place of technical drawing for the Leaving Certificate. If you are interested in taking this subject to Leaving Certificate level you will have taken Tech Graphics to Junior Certificate level.


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Design & Communication Graphics under the following headings:

  • Dynamic Mechanisms
  • Structural Forms
  • Assemblies
  • Geologic Geometry
  • Surface Geometry
  • Applied Graphics

Exam Structure

One Terminal Exam Paper: 60%
Student Assignment: 40%

The terminal exam is 3 hours in duration.  The student assignment is emphasised on elements of design, communication graphics and use of ICT’s in design.

To discuss whether Design & Communication Graphics would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and – data correct as of 27/7/2015