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Graphic Communication at Dereham Sixth Form College

Course description

Graphic Communication is all about creatively designing high quality outcomes to a range of design contexts. Outcomes could be book covers, posters, CD covers etc- and are developed following the design process, as you move from
concepts to final developed designs. Graphics can be an excellent subject to study alongside both Photography and Art subjects. It develops skills such creativity, analysis, and creative use of ICT.
This makes it an excellent subject when applying to university and people with an A level in Graphics have gone on to study a wide range of subjects - Advertising,
Design, Photography and so on. Graphics has been one of the most highly attaining courses at the college for the last three years. This is a reflection of the quality of teaching, support of students and the consistently excellent results our students achieve.

We follow the AQA Art and Design specification.
This is an ‘endorsement’ and results in A-Level Art and
Design: Graphic Communication.


Unit 1 Workshop activities followed by a themed project based mainly on taught elements and developing ideas.
Unit 2 Controlled assignment. Preparation and final piece. A 5 hour supervised period following an initial research period. Research Methods.


Unit 3 Personal investigation. Practical work with a written investigation between 1000 and 3000 words. Unit 4 Controlled assignment - preparation and final
piece. A 15 hour supervised period in which students are expected to fully realise their ideas.

Entry requirements

A*-B in relevant creative subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014
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Key information

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