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A-Level Graphic Design at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this two-year course you will be able to understand and create visually engaging design work.

Course content

You will gain a thorough introduction to the subject of graphic design, building an understanding of the principles of this fascinating subject and its impact and relevance to our culture and industry. You will learn practical skills in editing, image manipulation, traditional and digital drawing techniques, illustration techniques, learn how to develop your ideas, experiment with a range of materials, and master a range of new techniques and processes.

You will produce practical and critical work in:

  • Illustration
  • Advertising
  • Design for print
  • Packaging design
  • Computer graphics
  • Film
  • Communication graphics
  • Animation
  • Multimedia
  • Web design
  • Television and/or video

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English).


You will be assessed on your ability to develop ideas, experiment with relevant materials, techniques and processes, and present a personal, informed and meaningful response to subject briefs.

Financial information

During the course you may be required to buy specialist equipment and materials for you work and in particular for your final year exhibition.

Future opportunities

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Fine Art, Photography, Media, or Business, allowing for progression to university courses in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Visual Communications, or Marketing.

Once you gained this qualification there are a number of career opportunities available to you including working in Graphic design, Illustration, Packaging design, Animation, and Digital design.

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: 06 September 2018
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.