Graphic Communication A Level gives you a rounded exposure to different aspects of graphic communication, allowing you to display your abilities in various artistic disciplines and demonstrate your understanding of these contexts.
The course will:
You will develop skills in various graphic media and equipment, such as Adobe Photoshop, DSLR cameras and graphics tablets, mixed media, typography, and learn about the importance of modern day design.
The course is made up of 60% coursework (Personal Investigation), and 40% an externally set task.
A Level Graphics contains two units; one is coursework, one is an exam.
You need to demonstrate your understanding of how images and artefacts are used to solve particular audiences’ problems. You will be able to demonstrate this by:
You can choose to study illustration, typography, advertising, photography, packaging, multimedia and design for print.
Due to the course’s creative nature, graphics go well with a wide variety of other subjects.
It complements the creative arts subjects and can combine well with business and media studies due to the connection to marketing and advertising.
The course provides excellent progression to art college for a foundation course, and you can go on to study graphic design at university or a higher education provider.
You can progress to a career involving the visual arts, with new technology applied where appropriate. This includes becoming a graphic designer, children’s book illustrator, visual merchandiser, fashion editor, magazine editor and working in marketing.