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Graphic Communication AS/A Level at The Commonweal School

Course description

Have you ever looked at a cool advertising campaign or the opening credits of a blockbuster movie and thought “how do they do that?”  The Graphic Designer is responsible for much of the work that surrounds you every day of your life; from logos to signage, magazine layouts to websites and much more. This A-Level course is aimed at students who can solve communication problems creatively by working with a range of traditional and digital media.

You should bring a passion for Graphics as you will learn lots about existing working designers and have a go at working in their style. You will be introduced to how Graphic Design can solve communication problems through the use of pictures, lettering, colours and emotions. Each unit will challenge you to create your own individual solutions whilst building your practical skills and confidence with drawing.

Entry requirements

To study Graphic Communication at Commonweal Academy we recommend that you will have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Design Technology course (such as GCSE Graphic Products) or an Art and Design course or equivalent at a minimum grade C.

It must be emphasised that you should have an acute interest in design studies. The course will be delivered at allotted hours throughout the week, and full attendance is essential. It will also be necessary for you to complete further self-directed study hours in order to complete the work set.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September