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A2 Level: Art and Design (Graphics) at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

 The aims of the course are to enable you to creatively explore and develop your interest in Graphic Design. You will be actively encouraged to work independently and originally to develop your own graphic style and visuals for presentation of your work. The course inspires you to think about the way society communicates through graphics, and how we can influence this through considered design solutions. You can develop design ideas for magazine covers, posters, CD and DVD covers, business cards and advertisements, packaging for all sorts of products—clothing, perfume, toys, music or food. It will give you the opportunity to experiment with many types of media, ranging from CAD/CAM routers to more traditional design techniques.


Entry requirements

 5 GCSE grades A*-C, including a grade C in a design subject



 Unit 3   Personal investigation = 50% of your final AS Grade      (25% of A level grade)

 Unit 4   Terminal Examination = 50% of your final AS Grade      (25% of A level grade)


Future opportunities

Whilst in Year 13, plan for your future there are three routes you could take; Art & Design Foundation Studies, Direct Entry to a Degree of your choice or Apprenticeship. What is a Foundation Course? This is a course to prepare you for the Design degree of your choice. It is a 1 year Full Time course of study.  It is the first year of a specialist Arts Education.

 Which Degree Course?

There are thousands of Design degrees you could study, ranging from:

Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion & Textiles, Digital Design, Architecture, Art Therapy, Interior Design, Landscape Design, TV Film & Theatre Design or Product Design, you can work with design consultancies, studios, advertising agencies and publishers. In the public sector, jobs exist in museums, local authorities, schools, colleges and hospitals. The Media  industry requires graphic designers to designs, produces and sells visual entertainment. It covers films, animation, TV programs, videos, web and pod casts, DVDs and an ever growing range of interactive media.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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