Art and Design: Graphic CommunicationA Level • Level 3
About the course
Art and Design: Graphic Communication is a practical choice which will challenge students; image making skills, inventiveness and research ability. This inspiring course is ideal for individuals who enjoy working with two and three dimensional art forms and have passion for art and communication. A Level Graphic Communication combines both theoretical and practical work to challenge students as an artist. Throughout this inspiring course the emphasis will be placed on developing students’ research skills, creativity and contextual understanding and appreciation of Graphic Communication. A Level Graphic Communication is an exciting and dynamic course for anyone with artistic aptitude and determination to explore their creative boundaries. The course provides an imaginative grounding in the development processes and techniques found within Graphic techniques and processes. In your sketchbook presentations you will have the opportunity to investigate and promote your ideas through to realisation of your final outcomes.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design and/ or Graphic Design. Please note GCSE Design Technology: Resistant Materials/Graphic Products is not a sufficient qualification. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider students without the sufficient GCSEs who have a strong portfolio of design work demonstrating genuine interest and capability in the area.
You will be assessed against the course requirements as dictated by OCR specifications. This is by continual assessment with the summary assessment on the successful completion of the two year study programme, completing the personal investigations and exam requirements. You are assessed on the complexity and depth of your understanding of materials, techniques and processes as well as your own innovative conceptions as presented in both your final piece and sketchbook explorations.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto a wide range of degree courses at university. Specialist subject areas could include graphic design, fine art, illustration, product design as some examples.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: • Art galleries visits to London, Liverpool, Manchester, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Harrogate Knit and Stitch, Platform Gallery Clitheroe and visiting local Historical sites gain an insight into how the skills developed during the course can apply to a working environment. There is also an opportunity to go on residential trips which have been in various locations such as Paris and London. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.