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Graphic Communication AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

Students should possess a high level of personal commitment and are expected to undertake coursework in their own time which complements and runs parallel to studio work. In the introductory project all students will complete a series of workshops exploring techniques and processes in Graphic Design.

Students are encouraged to use formal elements and creative skills to convey information visually combining images and words. Students will use of a range of materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking and Photoshop. There is an emphasis on the use of photography and digital media.

Analytical skills are developed through the use of work journals and an extended personal study in A2.

The AS leading to an A2 course in Graphic Communication provides the opportunity to build a strong portfolio of work. This is crucial for those students seeking progression to further study in art and design or employment in creative industries.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to :

  • have achieved an A* - B grade in an Art or D.T. subject at GCSE.


There are 4 units to be studied over the 2 years of the AS and A2 course:

● Unit 1 – Coursework

● Unit 2 – Externally set assignment

● Unit 3 – Coursework (practical work and personal study)

● Unit 4 – Externally set assignment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years