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Graphics at The Joseph Rowntree School

Course description

This is very much a practical course with the first term of both courses spent developing and experimenting with a range of media, techniques and skills.

You will develop an understanding of content related to graphic design:
* Understanding of a variety of materials and genres.
* Understanding of meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content.
* Awareness of intended audience or purpose.
* Ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea.
* Appreciation of the relationship of form and function and, where applicable, the constraints of working to a brief.
* Appreciation of the appropriate use of typography
* How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts created in graphic communication.
* Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres.
* How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created.

Entry requirements

To be successful at A-Level, students need to achieve an average points score of 38, which is broadly equivalent to 5 GCSE grades A*-C

Typically we would expect that you have completed a GCSE in Graphics or Art and Design and attained a ā€˜Cā€™ grade pass or better.

You should also be able to work independently and should be keen to experiment with a range of different media, ideas and concepts

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Joseph Rowntree School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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