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Art (Endorsed) Graphic Communication AS AQA at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

You will learn to express your ideas using visual language and will develop expressive skills in different media. Drawing, painting, illustration and making objects enable you to communicate an opinion, observation or idea. Working independently and problem-solving are important and developing skills will enable you to produce prints, illustration, advertising design, typography. AS UNITS 1 unit - set coursework 1 unit - controlled test Areas of Study: Candidates are required to work in one or more area(s) of Graphic Communication, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. Illustration Advertising Packaging design Design for print Communication and computer graphics Multimedia, animation, web design, film, television and/or video

Entry requirements

5 A*-C preferably including Art

Future opportunities

Post-18 Progression: university or employment You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as History of Art or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or fashion designer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. This course goes well with other creative courses or with academic choices

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year