Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of graphic communication, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
- Interactive media (including web, app and game design)
- Packaging design
- Design for print
- Communication graphics
- Motion graphics
- Design for film and television
There is synoptic assessment in both components of the A-level that provide stretch and challenge opportunities for students as follows:
Students develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.
Students respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
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- Start Date: September 2024
- Awarding Body: AQA
- Study Mode: Full Time
- Course Length: 2 Years
Other subjects that combine well with Art, Craft & Design include:
- 3D Design
- Art, Craft & Design
- Media Studies
- English Literature
- Classical Civilisations
With the rise of digital media, there are so many career options available to students who study Graphic Communications. For example, an Imagineer, described often as one of the best jobs in the world. An Imagineer basically designs attractions and experiences for the Walt Disney Parks around the world.
Some other careers include: Branding designer, Advertising designer, Package design, Editorial design, Layout artist, Information graphics design, Front end web designer, Mobile designer, Motion design, Visual design, Creative director, Typographer, Exhibition designer, Print designer, Textile Designer, T-shirts designer, Poster Designer, Multimedia designer, Film title designer, Designer for a public relations firm, Photography and Broadcast designer.