Graphic Design

Course Summary:

Graphic Design at A Level will introduce you to the exciting, stimulating, constantly changing world of visual communication. Studying the work and influence of both contemporary and historical practitioners in the field you will be introduced to a wide range of techniques, media and genres to equip and enable you to effectively express your ideas. These will then be developed through experimentation and in the production of graphic outcomes, including poster design, packaging, advertising, branding, magazine layout and illustration – the list is goes on. You will be introduced to Photoshop digital software and helped to develop your particular skills in order to achieve to your highest standards and encouraged to focus on your particular areas of interest within this broad and constantly evolving creative field.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Leeds College of Art – Creative Advertising
  • Manchester Metropolitain University – Software Engineering
  • Leeds Met – Graphic Design
  • Falmouth University – Graphic Design

Career destinations:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Creative
  • Illustrator
  • Package Designer
  • Magazine Art Director

Entry Requirements:

C in an art subject at GCSE is required. Exceptions may be made for able students without this GCSE.

Assessment Method:

100% coursework

Student Case Studies:

Alex Bingley

Alex Bingley

“I chose to study Graphics because I enjoy learning and using new found skills to create unique and complex work that you can call your own. It provides you with the skills, technique and ability to be creative. I’ve really enjoyed the course but you have to be prepared for intense work in all your subjects while you’re at College”

Alex is still deciding whether to go on to university or to take up an apprenticeship after College.