BTEC Graphic Design

Why should I study this subject?

Graphic design is everywhere, from big billboards and TV adverts to cereal packaging. In today’s industry little is left untouched by design. Being a student in the visual arts department offers the opportunity
to be creative and develop independent working skills in an exciting and supportive environment. The Graphics course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate visually, produce sophisticated, thought- provoking outcomes and work independently.

What will I study?

The Yr12 course helps students to develop a variety of new skills to then progress towards the independent Yr13 projects which will develop their own strengths and interests. We cover traditional image making techniques, alongside professional digital techniques and software. Students will use these skills to create their own designs for:

• Advertising
• Packaging
• Illustrations
• Infographics
• Animations and more

They will also learn how to create an effective portfolio, how to research and analyse existing designs, and how to present and evaluate their own work.

What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.