|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||3 September 2019|
|Course code||GRA-AL (1921)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4+/C+ or above, including English Language and a grade 4+/C+ or above in an Art and Design subject.
Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing.
Graphic Design is the study of printed messages and moving images; to persuade, to intrigue, to instruct, to warn, to sell and how these messages are crafted and constructed. You will explore a wide range of drawing techniques from print and photography to animation and digital imagery. There is a programme of gallery/seminar visits and guest speakers.
Personal investigation (Component 1) is 60% of the overall A Level grade. The remaining 40% will be derived from the Externally Set Assignment (Component 2), given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam to produce a finished outcome.
Progression from the course includes: Art Foundation course, Design degree, Graphic Design, Multi Media, Web Design, Packaging, Advertising, Illustration and Animation.
There are optional residential trips to London and Berlin.
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Graphic Communication (Music and Chemistry)
Previous school: Llanidloes High School
I like the exploratory ability to have the fixed starting point of a brief, but then to have free reign to discover and experiment. It’s creative freedom with a purpose. You’ve got the confidence to put something down and then see what comes of it and refine it.
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