If you are interested in the world of Graphic Design this course will give you the opportunity to study the work of contemporary and historical artists, typographers and designers.
You will also learn the traditional and digital skills required to develop your own ideas and creativity.
Through working in a variety of specialisms including drawing, printmaking, photography and digital design you will be able to explore, experiment and develop practical skills.
This will enable you to learn about graphic design and the career opportunities available.
To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.
This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.
This course is assessed through coursework.
You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above with Grade 3 in English, Maths and an Art based subject.
You need to show an interest in art and design and should bring a portfolio of your own work to your interview. This can be a mixture of school work and personal work. We can also view your work from memory stick, digital device or online, e.g. DeviantArt.
You will also need some basic art equipment and materials as you will be expected to develop your project work outside taught studio time.
Throughout the year there may be opportunities to go on trips, which can incur extra costs.
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