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Graphic Design A Level at Guildford College

Course description

Develop your creativity and visual communication skills through a wide range of media and methods, including web design, graphics for television, animation, packaging, typography, advertising and branding.

Graphic Design is the communication of information and ideas by visual means. Often work is realised in two-dimensional form but carries the illusion of three dimensions through the manipulation of images and the formal elements.

The critical elements for a graphic designer are the successful communication of a message through the organisation of images and words.

Prior knowledge of computers is not a requisite but a willingness to develop skills in drawing and computer arts is important and will be taught across all levels from beginner to advanced.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including an art subject and portfolio of 15-20 pieces of work in a variety of formats including photography.



50% coursework portfolio and 50% externally set assignments

Future opportunities

Foundation art degree, degrees in post-production, TV and film graphics, animation or fine art. Possible careers as a freelance graphic designer, working in advertising, page layout, picture editing or as a web designer.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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