Graphic Design

Subject Intent: Why Graphic Design?

Graphic Design gives students the opportunity to develop as creative practitioners and to learn about the breadth of creative opportunities in the design sector. They develop the necessary practical, professional and personal skills to create a diverse portfolio of work and to flourish as a freelance creative. The Creative Industries are currently one of the fasted growing in the UK and students can expect to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to continue into professions such as marketing and communications, graphic design and illustration, digital and interactive media, or interior and architectural design.

What will I study?

The course will begin with skills building which will develop your technical ability as well as expose you to new ideas. This will cover a wide range a wide range of graphics skills and professional graphics packages such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

You will look at a wide range of other artists’ work both traditional and contemporary and use these to inspire and inform your own work. This will all be done whilst developing your independent working skills and allowing you to determine the direction of your own projects. You will then be able to select your own direction to work in, picking ideas and media that interest you.

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.