In Graphics, we will encourage you to become a confident and creative visual communicator.

You will explore and experiment with visual language and look at the styles and influences of different influential designers, illustrators and typographers. Working with a variety of materials and techniques will encourage you to develop independent and experimental ideas.

We have a wide range of facilities which include computer facilities with up to date Adobe software, an excellent photography studio and a dedicated screen print area allowing students to explore a wide range of studio and digital processes and techniques.

The A Level Graphics pathway may be followed in partnership with other Art & Design courses, or complimented with a variety of options on offer at South Craven.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Art or Photography OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art

What will I study?

Foundation Programme

  • Graphic materials
  • Techniques
  • Software
  • Typography
  • Graphic image making
  • Illustration
  • Package Design

Personal Investigation

You may choose to explore one or more of the following:

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Communication Graphics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Design for Print
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Packaging Design

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objective 1

Develop your ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

Assessment Objective 2

Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining your ideas as your work develops

Assessment Objective 3

Record in visual and / or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on your work and progress

Assessment Objective 4

Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Graphics

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Computer Games Design and Programming
  • Design
  • Fine Art
  • Marketing
  • Photography and Film

Careers which require a Graphics qualification include:

  • Advertising Art Director
  • Animator
  • Artworker
  • Concept Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
  • Production Designer
  • VFX Artist
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Preparation Work

Please look at this work which will prepare you for your studies.