What will I study?
Do you have flair for visual language? Do you notice how colours, images and information work together? If you decide to study graphic communication you will develop your skills learned in art in sketching, photography and drawing, as well as learn how to use industry-used programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. You will create imaginative and “real world” advertising, websites, packaging and more for anything from pet food, children’s books and charitable organisations, to sports brands and video games.
What do students do afterwards?
As well as a clear link into diplomas in graphic design, some of our students have gone on to study many disciplines in the art and design world including art foundation studies, illustration and photography. From our end of Y13 exhibition, some students have been approached to produce work in a freelance capacity, and to apply for apprenticeships. Many visitors who have seen our work comment on the professional outcome – a fact that has impressed tutors during university interviews too.
How will I be assessed?
60% personal investigation; 40% externally set task.
What can I do to prepare?
Have a look at some of the examples around the College or ask your teacher to show you some of the work students have produced in Year 12 and Year 13. Talk to some of our students too. They’ll fill you in on why they enjoy the course.