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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Graphic Design A Level

Level 3

Course code: AG3383K
Type: Full Time
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: A Levels,Arts,IT & Computing
Location: Ludlow
Fee: Additional Costs - £20.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website https://hlnsc.ac.uk/fees/fees-guidance/

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

The course offers the opportunity to use a range of traditional and mixed media techniques alongside computer generated imagery. You will be expected to engage with complex design problems and to arrive at solutions that promote, publicise, inform, persuade and entertain. Outcomes are varied and student-led: from rebranding a shop or cafe, to designing an album cover, to producing the publicity for a festival or the packaging for your favourite product, the choice is yours.

Why choose us

Continually achieving nationally recognised high standards. Adobe Creative Cloud design suite on all art studio computers. Projects that allow you to mix traditional media with digital editing. Freedom to plan your own major project theme and influencing artist. Summer Exhibitions of student work. 100% pass rate achieved since 2015.

What you could do next

Progress to an arts degree such as Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Illustration, Games Design, and Fine Art. Employment as a graphic designer is the clearest route, but also illustration or, with further study, animation; you could work within the media, an advertising company or design agency.

Popular modules

  • Personal Investigation

  • Projects (Principles of Design)

  • Traditional Processes

  • Adobe Tutorials

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via a Personal Investigation assignment & an externally set task

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English. One creative GCSE such as Art & Design or Art Technology would be helpful but not essential. Mature students may apply with a portfolio of work for consideration.