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A Level: Art and Design (Graphic Communication)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code RA-03
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media techniques, as well as learning how to produce artwork using software. There will also be elements of photography and working with Creative Software; including Photoshop CS6. As in GCSE Art you will work to a theme, making drawings and studies, developing ideas, looking at the work of other artists, illustrators, typographers and designers to help influence your own finished artwork. You will evaluate and document the process throughout your project. Component 1 (60%) For your chosen Graphic Communication specialism in A level Art you will produce three coursework projects. This includes a self set project, with extended written work, you will choose your own area of study for this unit of work. This component will take place over the first and second year of study. Component 2 (40%)You will be given an externally set project with a practical exam of fifteen hours duration for the creation and completion of your final piece of art work. This component will take place in your second year of study.

How will it be delivered?

Practical and written Coursework (60%) and Practical Examination (40%)with fifteen hours exam for the creation and completion of your final piece of art work.

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. 

You will need at least a grade C in GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles or Art Photography. If you have not studied one of these subjects at GCSE you will be required to produce a portfolio of your work in April of Year 11.

Your next steps...

Graphic Communication is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art and Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art and Design based degree courses through UCAS. There are a wide range of careers that students can pursue in the creative field of Art; Photography, Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Photojournalism, Advertising and Fashion to name but a few.


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