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Graphics A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

Graphic Communication is a creative activity focusing on the commercial, promotion-based aspects of Art and Design. It combines quality image-making with real-life situations and challenges. Graphic Communication spans the fields of advertising, typography, packaging, book/magazine illustration and posters, to name but a few.

Course content

This course offers you an opportunity to fully develop and explore the chosen specialism of Graphic Communication whilst expanding knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of specialist areas. It is designed to encourage you to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence. It provides an opportunity for you to take a personal interest in why Graphic Communication matters.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or higher in an Art based subject. It is also desired that candidates have at least a GCSE Grade C in English Language. Candidates must have a genuine interest in Art and Design and are expected to put in a considerable amount of study time both in school and independently.

Future opportunities

Possible career routes include: Fine artist, Architect, Landscape architect, Interior designer, Art critic, Art teacher, Cartoon animator, Decorator, Art Therapist, Concept artist – video games, film, Fashion designer, Fabric designer, Graphic designer, Film animator, Illustrator, Scientific illustrator, Jewellery maker, Photographer etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years