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Graphical Communication Component in the D&T Syllabus

These workbooks, which are intended to help students develop their drawing skills so that they can communicate graphically their design ideas, were designed by Mr Michael Mallia (E.O. Graphical Communication) in collaboration with Mr Keith Galea (E.O. D&T).  Copies of the workbooks can be downloaded by pressing on the text below.

Workbook 1

Single-point perspective drawing

Single-Point Perspective Drawing (pdf)

2-Point Perspective Room (worked example)

Chemical Hazard Signs

Chemical Hazard Signs

Chemical Hazard Signs

New Graphical Communication curriculum units

NEW Graphical Communication Presentation !


Perspective Drawings


Meaningful “pictures are worth a 1,000 words”.

This website is meant to keep Graphical Communication teachers and students up to date with changes in syllabus, innovative learning activities, drawing standards and construction methods. The site is also intended to give an introduction to prospective students who are considering taking the subject as an option.

Most of the above pages have a drop down menu and a number of links are included in the relevant pages. In order to make optimum use of this website, it is recommended that, if you are using the Internet Explorer browser, you should have at least version 8 (use the link below to download Internet Explorer 8).

Teachers and students are invited to contribute to this website especially in the Learning Activities section so that we can share our experiences and give more exposure to our activities. Written or / and illustrated contributions, comments and suggestions are welcome and are to be sent to the website coordinator on the following email address:

The videos below are recent contributions by Mr. Alfred Muscat and Mr. Anton Zahra, both Graphical Communications teachers. These videos are very professionally produced and are ideal as revision material. Their complete works can be accessed on the following sites:

Perspective Drawing

During the Graphical Communication in-service course held on the 14th- 16th September 2008, a new method of estimated perspective drawing, developed by Mr.Michael Mallia (EO Graphical Communication), was discussed and approved. The main advantages of this method are that it is simpler to use, it is more accurate, more versatile and it considerably reduces construction lines. Throughout the last two years, this method has been used successfully in several schools and the teachers’ and students’ response has been quite positive. The following is a summarized version of the Perspective PowerPoint Presentation.


Mr.James Cassar, (Graph.Comm. teacher at St.Aloysius College) took the initiative to record his lesson on the new method of perspective drawing on video. Below are the links to his step by step demonstration.

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