Graphic Communication conveys information and ideas through visual means within a set of constraints. The increase in the use of information technology has led to changes in working
practices and new ways of both communicating and presenting information. You will develop knowledge and understanding of design briefs, clients and audience; understand formal elements, techniques and their application to selected media; demonstrate understanding through the application of a combination of knowledge and skills working within the constraints of a design brief.


You will be taught techniques and skills that are relevant to industry and apply them to briefs set by artists and designers who have national and international experience. Previous project briefs have ranged from editorial and fashion illustration to character design and corporate identity. You will learn publishing programmes including Photoshop CS 5.1, InDesign CS 5.1 and Illustrator CS 5.1.


You can progress to degree courses at
university such as animation, illustration,
graphic design and new media.


B grade Graphics or Art at GCSE, C grade in English at GCSE If Graphics and/or Art has not been studied to GCSE level, an interview with a portfolio may be required.