Graphic Communication A Level at Chichester College
On this course you will learn how to develop design solutions as you explore how graphic design can communicate ideas and messages. A graphic designer is responsible for much of the design work that we see in our daily lives; logos, magazine layouts, advertisement campaigns, websites and much more. This course encourages you to develop your powers of observation ideas, imagination, problem solving, knowledge of contextual studies and practical skills.
This course will give you the opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of different graphic design skills and software programmes. Techniques you will explore include typography, layout and design for print. You will also learn about different illustrative styles and you will utilise mixed media work in your designs. You will carry out contextual studies of contemporary designers and artists to inspire your own work.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including an art based subject, maths and English language. At interview you are required to bring a portfolio / sketchbook of art work with you. If you have not studied an art based GCSE you will need to attend a second interview to present a portfolio.
This is a 2 year linear A-level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. You will undertake several projects and will learn to work creatively to fulfil a brief. You will be assessed at the end of year 1 to see if you can progress to year 2.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.