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Graphic Products AS/A2 Level at Baysgarth School

Course description

This course is suitable for students who are interested in how graphic products are designed, manufactured and distributed to users. An ability to draw is essential and graphic drawing skills will be developed throughout the duration of the course.

Students will be required to create graphic products for the specific needs of a client in the area of either Conceptual Design or The Built Environment. Conceptual design includes products such as Packaging, Point of Sale and Vehicle design.

The Built Environment focusses on human surroundings and includes Architecture, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Theatre Sets and Garden Design. There is a mixture of investigation, practical, written and exam work and an ability to consider a problem in a mature and analytical way is important.

The specification encourages candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content

Unit 1 (AS-level)

In this coursework unit you will have the opportunity to develop your creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.

Unit 2 (AS-level)

In this examination unit you will develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology.

Unit 3 (A2-level)

In this examination unit you will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues.

Unit 4 (A2-level)

In this unit you are given the opportunity to apply the skills that you have acquired and developed throughout this course of study to design and make a product of your choice that complies with the requirements of a Resistant Materials project. You are encouraged to be creative and adventurous in your work.

Assessment

Not available

Future opportunities

Graphic Products is a rewarding course which will develop skills in creative problem solving, presentation and investigation; all of which are relevant for a wide range of career paths or can lead to further studies in Architecture, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Theatre Set Design, Garden Design, etc. and supports the early stages of a wide range of jobs in the design sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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