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Art & Design (Graphic Design) AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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


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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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.