A Level Graphic Communication will see you learning how to use the latest technology to communicate visually. As part of a fast paced and exciting learning experience, you will learn how to produce engaging communication aimed at a variety of audiences. You’ll combine traditional art and design skills alongside new and emerging technologies.

Grade 4 in a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered. General entry criteria also applies.

You will develop your skills through a range of topics including:

• Illustration

• Digital media including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

• Mixed media collage

• Typography

• Layout and composition

Under the direction of our qualified staff, you’ll develop your visual language skills through developing a portfolio of work in response to commercial standard briefs. As part of this you will explore different areas of graphical concepts including typographic design and artistic composition.

You’ll enjoy a range of experiences and trips, and will showcase your projects in an end of year Art and Design Exhibition.

Assessment is via examination and coursework. Please speak to our team for further details.

This is a perfect qualification for students aiming for a career in the creative industries. Our students typically progress to careers in the Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Marketing, Animation and Web Design sectors.

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