If you enjoy being creative, want to increase your practical skills and improve your analytical,
communication and research abilities, Graphic Communication is a great subject choice. The
skills you gain make it a great complement to other subjects giving you a different way of
seeing things and making sense of the world around you. It can help you with further study
and prepare you for the world of work.
Throughout the course, you will learn how to design visual materials to convey information,
ideas, meaning and emotions in response to a given or self-defined brief. Areas of study
include communication graphics, advertising, branding, packaging design, typography and
motion graphics. You will look at different approaches and use lots of different media,
techniques and materials.
Alongside improving your practical expertise, you’ll learn how to: develop, refine and record
your ideas; present a personal response that realises your intentions; improve your creative
skills through the effective and safe use of media, materials, techniques, processes and
technologies; successfully use visual language and the formal elements e.g. colour, line, form,
shape, tone, texture; use drawing skills for different needs and purposes and develop an
awareness of the importance of design in the modern world.
Who would this course suit?
Studying this course will enrich and broaden your curriculum, giving you an excellent
foundation for whatever you want to do or study afterwards. The transferable skills you will
gain, such as creativity, analysis and problem solving, complement a range of other subjects
It is vital to have an interest in art and design. Although an ability to generate and record ideas
is important, you will have plenty of opportunity to improve and develop your observational
skills. Given that you will have the chance to use a wide variety of materials, it is good for
students to have an open mind and to explore ideas in a number of ways. It is important that students have a mature attitude and are willing to work hard.