How do you recognise your favourite brand in the supermarket? Why is one building so much more interesting than another? Why is Mario such an enduring computer game character? How do you distinguish one app from another on your phone or PC? Ever wondered why Roald Dahl books are instantly recognisable? If so, this could be the course for you. All of these products have been created by a professional working in the Graphics industry. This course is specifically designed for those of you wishing to follow in their footsteps.
Contact: Mr G Handyside
Entry requirements and skills needed: A Level candidates will need to be good thinkers and hard workers. We expect our students to demonstrate and develop qualities of autonomous thought, perseverance and self-confidence. Grade 5 in GCSE in Graphics or Art will be desirable (although not critical in all cases). Minimum grade 4 in English is required.
Assessment: During the first part of the course you will develop and refine your skills in Graphic Design. The course consists of: Coursework: 60% includes a Personal investigation (practical project) supported by written element of 1,000-3,000 words – deadline end January. Externally Set Assignment: 40% of A Level. A practical assignment – choose theme from exam board paper. 15 hours supervised time as last part of process (10 weeks from February).
Progression: This course is specifically designed for those wishing to enter Higher Education or work in the area of professional, technical graphics. This could include: Graphical Illustration, Architecture, Graphic Design, Advertising, Gaming Animation or Specialist Media roles.