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Graphics A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you have an interest in graphics and art subjects, and enjoy studio based work as well as digital then this course is the ideal for you.

Course content

You will to explore a wide range of graphics materials, techniques and processes while learning about the work of designers. Some of the art based practice covered will be taught in the studio and will connect to traditional graphics such as printmaking, illustration and hand crafted techniques. Where as the other session will concentrate on the more contemporary practice and be a computer based session using programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Both areas are not exclusive of the each other and the work is brought together as one subject.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including a GCSE grade C or above in an art and design subject.


You will learn through a combination of practical lessons in the studio and digital classroom and independent critical research will often be supported by visits to regional and national exhibitions galleries.

Future opportunities

You could go on to study A2 Graphic Design which could lead to art and design full time through a HND course at the college or apply directly to a degree in graphic design or a similar graphic course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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