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A-level

        Art And design                                                                        Cardinal Heenan


        (grAphic communicAtion)                                                               CatHoliC HigH SCHool
                                                                                              A SportS College


         Why choose A level Art and Design                         What will I study and learn?
         (Graphic Communication)                                   •  Graphic  communication  is  an  Art  course  covering  ‘advertising  and
         Graphic communication is an exciting, dynamic, continually evolving   editorial graphics and illustration’.
         field. This course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative   •  Graphic  communication  begins  with  an  induction  course  which
         potential as a graphic designer or illustrator through a wide area of   teaches core observational drawing techniques.
         study. Advertising, marketing, product design, model making, film,   •  You will learn to draw and paint in a wide range of media including
         TV and theatre design, animation, website design, special effects,   acrylics, oils and gouache; you will experiment with mixed media and
         digital photography, architecture, publishing, the media and teaching   work in a variety of craft disciplines. You will gain skills in Photoshop,   Key Information
         are all careers followed after studying Graphic Communication. With   InDesign and Illustrator. You will be taught and trained in the use of
         knowledge of a foreign language, it is possible to work abroad. Also,   design and multimedia software and acquire the technical skills to be   Level: AS and A2
         the study of art and design can help develop transferable skills, such as   proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. You will be introduced   Examination Board: WJEC
         working with groups and problem solving which are of importance in   to a range of graphic subjects such as illustration, letter forms and
         any career or job.                                          packaging design.                                           Subject Leader: Mr P Dougan
                                                                                                                                 Course Leader: Mrs P McDonald-Holmes
         This course is a suitable foundation for students interested in progressing   •  Your skills will develop to high standards through regular practice,
         onto an applied art degree, the art and design foundation diploma (Pre   including weekly homework.
         BA) level 3, an HNC or HND in graphic design.             •  Projects  are  based  on  design  briefs,  involving  research  from  direct   Entry Requirements:
                                                                     observation, including the human figure, which often follows visits to   GCSE grades A*- C in a minimum of 5 subjects
                                                                     galleries and museums.                                      (to include English and Mathematics). GCSE C
                                                                                                                                 grade in Art and Design.
                                                                   •  Teaching includes group work and individual demonstrations of craft
                                                                     techniques. Graphic design students are also taught special lettering,
                                                                     typography, layout and illustration.                        AS Level:
                                                                   •   You will develop analytical, experimental and documenting skills, a   Unit 1: Personal Creative Enquiry
                                                                     specialist vocabulary and knowledge and understanding of the place   Non-exam Assessment - 40% of A level
                                                                     of art and design in history and contemporary society.      qualification
                                                                   How is the course assessed?
                                                                                                                                 Reformed A level Modules:
                                                                   AS level                                                      Unit 1: Personal Creative Enquiry
                                                                   Unit 1: Personal Creative Enquiry                             Non-exam Assessment - 40% of A level
                                                                   Non-exam Assessment - 40% of A level qualification            qualification
                                                                                                                                 Unit 2: Personal Investigation
                                                                   Reformed A level                                              Non-exam Assessment - 36% of qualification
                                                                   Unit 1: Personal Creative Enquiry                             Unit 3: Externally Set Assignment
                                                                   Non-exam Assessment - 40% of A level qualification            Non-exam Assessment - 24% of qualification
                                                                   Unit 2: Personal Investigation
                                                                   Non-exam Assessment - 36% of qualification
                                                                   Unit 3: Externally Set Assignment
                                                                   Non-exam Assessment - 24% of qualification



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