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Graphics AS and A Level at Rye Studio School

Course description

Graphic communication conveys information and ideas by visual means. The critical elements for a graphic designer are the suc-cessful communication of a message through the organisation of images and words. The use of information technology within Graph-ic communication has taken on an ever- increasing importance in recent years, changing working practices and leading to new forms of communication and presentation.

You will study at least one of the following disciplines: advertising, illustration, packaging, typography and interactive media.

Students will explore the huge range of materials and processes within Graphic communication and of the important role of signs and symbols using sketchbook development to create a portfolio of work. In producing graphic solutions to defined problems, students must be able to balance aesthetic and commercial considerations and reflect the history of the graphics industry.

Students must investigate specific areas of a design problem, deter-mine relevant sources of information and use them to research and define possible solutions. Industry briefs will direct projects through-out this 2 year course to prepare students for professional employ-ment.

The course is assessed through practical outcomes and evaluation and culminates in a graduation exhibition.

Entry requirements

In addition to the A level pathway requirement of 5 GCSEs, preferably including Maths and English, you will need to show a GCSE grade A*-B in Art or Graphics. You will also need to present a portfolio of work demonstrating your creative ability.

Further information

To prepare young people for the world of work and embed employability skills at the heart of the curriculum, Rye Studio delivers a specialist work placement programme that offers students the chance to work in companies such as The Jerwood, The De La Warr Pavilion, Dove International, Modus PR, Rye Arts Festival and The White Rock Theatre.

Rye Studio students also benefit from our unique Deloitte programme co ordinated by Howard Lovell who invite his network of Chief Executives from Europe to mentor, coach, employ and address employability skills, whilst offering extended careers advice and guidance.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

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