A Levels in Graphic Design

Andover College
United Kingdom
Qualification
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
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Curriculum

AS Year

  • A collection of coursework that introduces you to a broad range of graphic design: logos, illustration, advertising, traditional graphics and computer design with a gradual progression towards individual ways of working
  • Contextual understanding: the study of the way graphic design works in our daily environment as well as graphic designers and design companies

A Level Year

  • A Personal Investigation: a project written by the student that will develop their own ideas with contextual work of between 1000 – 3000 words to inform and extend understanding
  • An externally set exam with a selection of starting points from which students will develop individual work, again placing emphasis on the preferred area of study within graphics. This includes preparation time and a 15 hour supervised exam
  • Packaging for particular products or companies, learning how to communicate messages to your audience and how to stand out in an over•crowded supermarket
  • Advertising; how to promote a product using colour, shock or humour
  • Computer animation
  • The exam and course work will be externally moderated in June
  • Graphics for the music industry, CD design and promotional material

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