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Graphic Communications AS at Glenthorne High School

Course description

If after A Levels, you want to go onto Art College, e.g. a Foundation Course and a degree course, then you should choose this 2 Year option. You would then be qualified to take up any career involving Graphic design. The 1 Year AS Level would be appropriate if you want to follow a 2 Year BTEC type course afterwards, or take up employment with an Graphics focus or just want to combine it with another AS course.

Course content

This course provides a broad based introduction to Graphic Communication studies, focusing on thematic enquiry, expressive studies, an externally set assignment, contextual studies, problem solving, and an independent study. There is a strong emphasis on observational drawing and exploration of a wide range of traditional and computer based graphical techniques. It is vital that students are willing to visit galleries and collect resources independently. Students will be required to provide some basic graphic materials. Units 1 and 2 form the AS qualification and all 4 Units form the full A Level course. All students start the AS programme and then their work is reviewed at Easter to decide whether they will be entered into the AS exam or continue their studies to A level.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities With an A Level in Graphic Communication, students may go onto a one year Foundation course or go straight into a degree level course at University. The creative industries are varied but potential careers include: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Architect, Animator, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Designer, Jewellery designer, Textile Designer, Web Designer, Visual Merchandiser.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of planned places: 25