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Art Graphics at Nobel School

Course description

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Graphic Design is the communication of information and ideas by visual means. The course involves the study of a range of traditional Graphic Design themes: Advertising, Illustration, Packaging and Typography. Work will be developed in sketchbooks and on a larger scale and this will involve the experimentation with a variety of materials, tools and techniques. The technical aspect of the course will involve the realisation of your work in two-dimensional form through the manipulation of images and words.

The study of Graphic Artists and their work at first hand, will play an important role in the development of your work.

Course content

You will learn how to:

  • Develop a good understanding of Photoshop.
  • develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and your response to it in a creative, imaginative and personal way;
  • develop a working knowledge of a range of Graphic materials, tools and techniques and use these skills to identify and solve Design problems;
  • develop advanced Graphic Design techniques to record observations and experiences in a sketchbook;
  • develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of Graphic Design in history and contemporary society.

Entry requirements

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 Art and Design Coursework. 30% of A Level or 60% of AS Level. Internally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 2 Art and Design Externally Set Assignment. 20% of A Level or 40% of AS Level. Externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

A2 Level

Unit 3 Art and Design Coursework. (Practical work and Personal Study) 30% of A Level. Internally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 4 Art and Design Externally Set Assignment. 20% of A Level . Externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Future opportunities

This course will appeal to students who may wish to:

  • Undertake further studies in Graphic Design at Further or Higher Education level
  • Look to start a career for which the study of Graphic Design is either a requirement or desirable. These might include Illustration, Advertising, Publishing, Media, Television and Film or Animation.
  • Have an interest in and an aptitude for the subject, but do not wish to continue with it after AS or A Level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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