Graphic Communication

A Level

Graphic Design is all around us, from the websites we browse to the products we buy in store. In this dynamic course, you will explore how individuals and businesses use a variety of techniques to communicate, and how this communication can impact the way in which we see the world. You’ll develop your visual language skills through building a portfolio of work in response to commercial standard briefs, as well as exploring different areas of graphical concepts including typographic design and artistic composition.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway.

For more information about the pathways, please click here.

NOTE: You are unable to study 3 separate Art based A Levels. If you would like Art to make up your full time study programme, please see the full time Applied Art and Design course

Your learning experience

You’ll combine traditional art and design skills alongside new and emerging technologies. In this fast paced A Level you’ll explore a range of topics including:

• Illustration
• Digital media including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Mixed media collage
• Typography, layout and composition
• Branding and design

An enriching experience

Studying A Level Graphic Communication at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our A Level Graphic Communication students enjoy include:

• Trips to European cities such as Berlin to visit art galleries, conduct research and build cultural capital
• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops with local artists and university lecturers
• Exhibiting work in an end of year showcase
• Taken part in enrichment opportunities to develop their artistic skills, such as life- drawing and jewellery making

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

Using the latest industry standard software, you will enjoy learning under the direction of our experts in an environment that equips you with the skills to succeed in the workplace. Technology is fast paced, and by ensuring our equipment is at the forefront of the latest developments, you will be prepared for your degree level studies or the world of work

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examination and coursework.

Where does it lead?

This is the perfect qualification for students aiming for a career in the creative industries. You will build digital skills that are valued by universities and employers alike, ensuring that you have the necessary skills to progress on to your chosen career. Our students typically progress to careers in the Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Marketing, Animation and Web Design sectors.

This course supports progression to higher education and industry. A Level Graphic Communication students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
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