Graphic design is about visually communicating anything, to any audience, on any surface, using any medium. In other words every sign, advert, menu, instruction manual, tin label, designer label, website, TV graphic or things you see every day. This form of communication has taken over our daily lives and is a continually evolving and exciting industry. This course encourages you to develop and raise the game of your creativity, challenges you to take risks, break rules, think laterally and question everything.
Our unique Open Studio Policy and access to a variety of specialist materials and techniques will allow you develop your skills and produce work of real quality.
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You have a strong interest in Graphic Design and would like a route to university study combining several specialist subjects of your choice.
At least five GCSEs at grade C or grade 5, or above, including English and mathematics and at least a grade B or grade 6 or 7, in a relevant subject.
Topics of study:
- Design principles and idea
- Design art movements
- Mixed media
- Techniques and technology
- Book illustration and cover design
- Promotional material
- Personal development into any area
of your preferred specialism
This course encourages you to develop and raise the game of your creativity, challenges you to take risks, break rules, thinklaterally and question everything.
Our unique `Open Studio Policy` and access to a variety of specialist materials and techniques which will allow you develop your skills and produce work of real quality.
Further studies at university, higher level apprenticeship or employment.
Laura Wall A-levelsAfter studying A-levels Laura received a scholarship to Aberystwyth University to study media and fine art. As part of her end of year project Laura created a children’s book called Goose, which has since been published in 40 countries and in 10 languages and has just been signed to brand management company Fluid World, the company behind Hello Kitty and Mr Men. Goose has also been signed to company King Rollo Films with the aim of garnering a fully animated television series, the pilot of which has been narrated by Dawn French.
“At college there were always extra things going on and all of these things gave me so much confidence, it taught me to put my neck on the line, learn new skills, fall (gracefully) and try again. Once you have that motivation and take that first step to introducing yourself to new people and new ideas, doors fly open and college can be some of the most fun times of your life”.
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