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Graphic Communication 2020/2022


This course is designed to follow the GCSE Art & Design courses offered in Graphics, Textiles, Fine Art and Three Dimentional Design. It is recommended that one of these courses has been successfully completed at GCSE Level. Students will develop artistic and practical abilities through knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing graphic outcomes. Graphic Communication encompasses a variety of design disciplines including Art, Photography, Typography and Media such as the Adobe suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, as well as animation and CAD/Web design. These elementsare firmly rooted into producing highly original and vibrant graphic outcomes, often to a live design brief. This course contains a personal investigation, usually identified in conjuction with a business or commercial client. Students work closely with their client to deliver appropriate, marketable graphic outcomes. A writeen prose is also required of between 1000 and 3000 words, based around individual investigations, which demonstrates the student's ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial bried to a final realisation. There is also an externally set practical assignment including a development period preceding a supervised examination

Qualification Details

Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Graphic Communication
Qualification Specification Code: 7203
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirement

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
•Unit 1: Personal Investigation
•Unit 2: A2 Externally Set Assignment

Possible Career Paths

Graphics, illustration, Typography, Art, Fashion and Visual Media related degrees as as a Designer, Animator, Photographer, Product Designer, Artist or Arts Administrator, Printmaker, Modeller, Teacher, University Lecturer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Environmental Designer and Museum or Gallery Curator. Students will develop the independent skills required to move onto Further or Higher Education, or move into the Design Industry. The course encourages students to problem solve through completing a range of briefs, developing their own style as a Graphics Designer, Illustrator, Typographer or Artist, whilst covering the requirements of the four assessment objectives

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mr Simmons

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