A Level Graphic Communication
From typography to advertising and digital design to illustration, a broad and exciting programme has been developed here at Loreto that focuses on the creative communication of ideas. This unique course gives you the chance to develop your skills in Graphic Communication through a variety of briefs aimed at different audiences.
Projects are devised to help students understand the fundamental process of design and gain a solid knowledge of all phases of the graphic communication processes, starting with research and thumbnails through to developing and refining designs to exciting and experimental outcomes.
You will be encouraged to consider the design process and think about the cultural, historical and technological influences that have shaped design and how this impacts your audience and influences your design. You will explore a range of materials and techniques including digital manipulation, photography, typography, illustration, layout, printing and packaging.
All techniques and skills are taught through practical demonstrations; therefore, no experience of Graphic Communication is required, but a GCSE in art and design is desirable.
Studying Graphic Communication at Loreto is a great opportunity to gain knowledge within this dynamic and fast paced industry.
Learners are required to work in one or more area(s) of Graphic Communication, such as those listed below. Combination of these areas are also possible:
Learners should produce two elements:
Method of Assessment: 120 marks non exam assessment (60% of A Level)
Method of assessment: 80 marks 15 non exam assessment (40% of A Level)
Students often choose to study Graphic Communication alongside Photography, Art and Design, Textiles, or 3D Design to develop a strong portfolio for university interviews.
Other popular pairings include Film Studies, Media Studies, Physics, Maths, as well as Computer Science, Sociology and English.
What makes Loreto’s Graphic Communication department unique?