Graphic Design

Course aims

This course aims to introduce you to a variety of experiences exploring a range of graphic design techniques and processes.

Entry requirements

There are two pathways onto the graphic design A Level:

Option one

Grade 6 in an art and design based subject or distinction at BTEC Level 2. Applicants will also require a portfolio when attending interview.

Option two

Applicants may be accepted without an art and design based GCSE or BTEC by providing a strong portfolio of relevant practical work at interview.

Course content

Development Year

Practical coursework which will include research and the developmental stages of your work through to your final designs. You will explore two and three dimensional aspects of graphic design.

Externally-set assignment: You will be given four weeks to produce your preparatory work for this exam.

Component 1

Personal investigation which will include practical coursework, research and the developmental stages of your ideas and concepts through to your final designs. You will explore two and three dimensional aspects of graphic design.

Component 2

Exam which usually lasts 15 hours. This will be spread over two days. You will be given eight weeks to produce your preparatory work for this exam.

Course assessment

You will be assessed by coursework, practical projects and exams.

Materials

A set of basic materials will be supplied by Dudley Sixth, although you will be expected to add to this set during the course of your studies. Sketchbook and memory stick required.

Progress

Higher Education in areas such as graphic design, visual communication, illustration, games design, multi-media design and fine art.