COURSE OVERVIEW

Our A-Level Graphic Communication course here at The Northern School of Art offers you the opportunity to turn creative talents into problem solving skills. Dedicated and talented staff will help you to explore the entire design process - from how to respond to a client’s brief through to the research, experimentation and development of a concept to producing design solutions that communicate to a chosen target audience in order to inform, promote and persuade.

COURSE DETAILS

You will explore a range of topics, including typography, branding, poster design and book cover design, on this exciting and stimulating course. As well as embedding the design process, students will have an opportunity to develop their drawing skills and sharpen visual awareness. When you complete your studies, you should have the confidence, ability and understanding to enable them to produce individual and innovative design solutions that creatively utilise both real media and digital techniques. On successful completion of an A-Level programme of study, you will have the skills and qualifications needed to progress onto a wide range of courses at foundation or degree level, or go directly into industry employment.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Years Course Duration

A minimum of five GCSEs at A*-B/9-5 including Maths and English at minimum C/4 grade plus a portfolio of artwork and evidence of written work.

Maximum UCAS points score for final grades

STUDENT PROFILE

MATTHEW JINKS What do you enjoy most about your course? I didn’t expect the range of things we’d learn, I just thought it would be mainly Photoshop and InDesign but it’s so much more. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? I love how we can freely work on our own and we’re not too pushed into a certain direction. What are your next steps? After this, I’m planning on heading to York St John to study Illustration. What's surprised you about your time here? It’s a really nice environment to work in.

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