Graphic Communication 'AS' + 'A2' at Temple Moor High School
“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things” - Lindon Leader
The Graphic Communication course involves responding to a brief by using both text and imagery. The graphics that are produced could be used to sell products, inform an audience or promote an event. Individuals who are creative, lateral thinking problem solvers are in very high demand within industry.
There are approximately 3 million creative jobs in the UK alone. Commercial areas inclusive of graphic design, game design, advertising, media and design using new technologies are undergoing unprecedented growth. Creative people now have an instant world-wide market. In any future career path, good grades and outstanding marks impress universities and employers as they indicate skill, a strong work ethic and commitment. These are attributes that are acquired as part of the graphic communications course.
To fulfil the course entry criteria of the A Level Graphic Communications course you will require GCSE Graphic Design at 5 or GCSE Art and Design at 5 and English at 4.
An ability to embrace and use new technologies, work independently, meet deadlines, be self-motivated, take creative risks and show originality is essential.
Component 1 (60% of the final grade): coursework consisting of a portfolio of artwork, photography and annotations and a word-processed research document of between 1000-3000 words.
Component 2 (40% of the final grade): an externally set task where from a set starting point a portfolio of work is produced followed by 15 hours of controlled assessment.
After completion of your A Level course you can undertake a foundation course at establishments including Leeds Arts University. Alternatively, you can enroll directly onto BA (Hons) undergraduate courses such as Animation, Architecture, Interior Design, Games Design, Product Design, Web Design, App Design, Comic and Concept Art, Creative Advertising, Graphic Design and Illustration.
How to apply
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