College entry to include grade 4 or above in GCSE Art or Design based subject or BTEC equivalent. Alternatively by submission of a suitable portfolio and successful interview, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
This course is designed to offer you a variety of projects that investigate the diverse nature of Graphic Communication. You will investigate advertising, branding, typography, illustration, animation and other related areas. The course is structured in a manner that allows you to produce work for specified briefs; this approach simulates the role of a Graphic Designer when responding to the demands of a client.
You will produce work in a range of media, using a variety of processes. You will produce computer-generated work and experiment with print-making, collage, stencilling, drawing and a range of other experimental approaches.
All the work you produce will be contextualised with research into designers and artists. You will be encouraged to take creative chances and experiment with your work.
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.