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Lealands High School

Lealands High School

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Graphics

 

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Why choose this subject? 

If you are considering studying Graphic Communication at GCSE level in Year 10.

Graphics is about being able to choose the right kind of visual language to be able to communicate ideas and meaning clearly. Choose this option if you are interested in signage, logos, advertising, illustration, packaging, poster design. 

You need to be able to draw with accuracy and be willing to practise your recording skills using a wide range of materials and techniques. 

Course content

You will complete a foundation course, gaining knowledge and skills across all the formal elements of visual communication. These are the building blocks of design work and include: colour, line, layout, typography, composition etc. 

You will analyse graphic design and gain an understanding of how artists and designers use visual language to convey information, ideas, and meaning.

You will complete practical and written work using a range of materials and techniques, which will include: drawing, printmaking, advertising, branding, package design and typography.

Possible careers

Graphic design • Theatre designer • Animator • Video game designer • Illustrator • Museum curator • Photographer • Architecture • Product design • Fashion design • Advertising • Publishing • Interior design • Fashion and media journalism • Retail design • Exhibition design • Artist • Visual media • Teaching

If you have any questions about Graphics, please contact Ms Reason, Director of Art.