The A Level in Graphic Communication develops your ability to communicate visually. You’ll explore your creativity to produce engaging communications suitable for a variety of audiences, supporting you to progress to one of the many exciting and varied careers in the creative industries. The information below shares some of the topics you will study:

- Illustration

- Digital media including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

- Mixed media collage

- Typography

- Layout and composition


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.

Studying an A Level in Graphic Communication allows you to explore a variety of ways to develop your visual language skills and create a portfolio of work and graphic outcomes in response to a range of commercial briefs. You’ll work on concepts such as typographic design and artistic composition, and you’ll use the skills learnt in the classroom to develop your responses to a range of real-life briefs.

This hands on A Level will prepare you well for industry and is well respected by employers and universities alike. This is supported with work experience opportunities, residential visits, and the opportunity to undertake additional enrichment activities.

Graphic Communication is the perfect qualification for those aiming for a career in the creative industries. Our students typically consider careers in areas such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Marketing, Animation and Web Design.

Good to Know

According to DCMS statistics from July 2017, there were approximately 160.000 product, graphic and fashion design jobs in the UK creative economy.