About The Course

Do you want to explore and develop the power of visual communication?

Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays. Graphics is a fantastic creative subject that has transferable skills with other creative arts-based courses, such as Art and Design and Photography.

You will work in one or more area(s) of graphic communication, such as: image and typography, illustration, advertising, layout design, packaging, editorial design, experimental imagery, signage and abstract approaches.

Students will explore and produce practical and critical/contextual work in multiple design-based disciplines: image editing, digital manipulation, layout, presentational and editorial techniques, printing, mark making, collage and construction, painting, drawing and photography.

The course requires a commitment to learning, listening to instruction and acting upon advice, and working independently to discover and explore processes and techniques. Graphics is a highly academic subject, but can also be a very rewarding and creative outlet.

What We Add

You will benefit from being taught by professional tutors in a purpose built art department, complete with photographic studio, Mac suite, Nikon SLR cameras and Adobe editing software. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study. There will also be opportunities to visit various galleries and take part in field trips to record and see world-class art work.

How Can I Standout With Graphic Communication (Art and Design)?

This course is a great option if you want to go on to study at university in the following subject areas – fine art, graphics, illustration, 3D design, fashion and textiles, photography, advertising and many more creative subject areas.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Art, Photography, Graphics or BTEC equivalent
  • Owning a range of personal art materials to use outside of college is ideal and key for success
  • You will be required to present an art portfolio at enrolment