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DT Graphic Communication at Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will provide you with an interesting and challenging opportunity to further develop your designing skills and to fulfil your creative aspirations. You will be encouraged to adopt a broad view of design, in order to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, printing, editorial work and marketing, whilst remaining innovative and working towards producing high quality and effective designs.

The graphic design course encompasses a variety of specialist areas ranging from advertising and packaging to television and film graphics, and from creative, individual work to aspects of manufacturing, industrial and commercial practice. The course will provide you with a detailed insight into the work of a designer and alternative aspects of the industry such as editorial and magazine work.

Most of the subject content is covered through project work reinforced by theory and individual research work, for example, the students instigate an advertising campaign from an initial brief, develop a concept and produce a professional outcome, this can include digital photography and image manipulation using photoshop. The subject content consists of the following areas of study:

  • Design (including photography)
    • advertising
    • packaging
    • logos/corporate identity
    • information graphics
    • magazine design
    • television/film graphics
  • Illustration (ICT element included)
    • books and magazine images
    • film/television posters
    • CD/video covers
  • Printmaking
    • industrial & commercial practice
    • product manufacture

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

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