Graphic Design

Course Summary:

Graphic Design 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 Metropolitan University – Software Engineering
  • Leeds Met – Graphic Design
  • Falmouth University – Graphic Design

Career destinations:

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.

Entry Requirements:

A grade 4 in an art subject is required. Exceptions may be made for able students without this GCSE.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 100% coursework

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