The Graphic Communication course at Cadbury College allows you to explore digital imaging, typography, illustration and photography as well as industry standard printing techniques and processes. There is also a small focus on drawing and painting from observation using traditional techniques. Students will also develop visual research skills and explore the design idea process. The emphasis is building your creativity and conceptual thinking skills using a wide range of materials, techniques and processes.
- A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
- GCSE English at grade 4.
- An associated Art & Design subject at grade 4.
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Graphics A-Level enables progression on to a number of degree courses at university within the field including Web Design, Interior Design, Visual Communications and Photography. It also leads to a number of careers including Animator, Web Designer, Games Designer, Typographer, Packaging Designer, Furniture Design, Editorial Design, Exhibition Design, Illustrator and Advertising.
Personal Investigation – 60%
External Assignment – 40%
The coursework for this course consists of a Personal Investigation into a certain theme or title chosen by the course tutor. There is also a written element of 1000 words, which must clearly relate to a practical and theoretical work.
The second component of this course comprises of two major elements:
Preparatory Studies and a 15 hour practical exam. The externally set assignment consists of a series of visual and written stimuli, presented by the Awarding Body. Your task would be to select one of these titles and use it as a starting point, responding in a very personal way, developing a portfolio of practical work and a final piece/outcome.