Art & Design (Graphic Design) AS & A Level at Richard Huish College
Graphic Design is part of the Creative Industries, an area of employment growth in the UK. Successful designers have keen visual awareness, an eye for an image and excellent visual communication skills, both in person and on paper. They embrace new technologies, love to experiment, and are sticklers for detail but always meet deadlines.
Studying Graphic Design at Huish involves working on a diverse range of assignments based on realistic workplace scenarios from design and advertising, increasing your employability skills and creating a standout portfolio of work. You will use drawing to communicate your ideas, Adobe Creative Suite to produce finished designs and will experiment with techniques, processes and materials. You will be encouraged to take an individual approach to projects, to evolve your own style and learn to work creatively within the client’s brief whilst developing personal presentation and communication skills, working in teams on some tasks.
- Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language
- Grade C in either Art, Graphics or Design Technology at GCSE
Examining Board: OCR
Study visits include London, Bath and Bristol based galleries, museums and design studios. You will also have opportunities to work in designer led workshops. There is also a weekly life drawing class.
The 2 year course provides student designers with the necessary skills, design acumen and quality portfolio of work to enable progress to higher education, work-based apprenticeships or direct employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.