Graphic Design AS/A Level

Graphic Design AS/A Level

The course is centred on the following design areas: branding/logo, illustration, multimedia, packaging and typography. In the first half of the course we will develop your skills and capabilities to use graphical techniques through a series of teacher-led short projects and culminating in your own extended design project. You will study the work of leading graphic designers and will be encouraged to use a range of media for 2D, 3D, hand and digital work. You will develop your abilities to use both freehand and CAD software to communicate your ideas. In your second half of the course you will build upon the techniques learnt and will have the freedom to explore your own project work.

Entry requirements: GCSE 4 in GCSE English and Maths preferred and, if taken, a GCSE in any Design Technology option or Art at grade 4/C or above. The course is open to all students, even if you have not studied the subject before. What we are interested in is your desire to design.

Course assessment: 100% coursework (split between two components 50% +50%)

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