Graphic Design at A Level will introduce you to the exciting, stimulating and 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 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. You will be introduced to Photoshop digital software and helped to develop your skills 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
Studying Graphic Design opens up careers and HE courses in all areas of design including Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration, Animation, Magazine Design and Games Design. It will help develop your creativity, attention to details and communication skills. Former students are now studying Graphic Design, Illustration and Architecture at universities across the UK.
Students need a 4 or above in Art & Design GCSE or a merit at BTEC. Portfolios of work will be considered for applicants with no art background.
Student Case Studies:
“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.