Art and Design: Graphic Communication GCSE

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What is (name of the course)?

GCSE Graphic Communication introduces you to the world of Graphic Design through drawing, collage, mixed media and computer manipulation. You will research and respond to set briefs, exploring and commenting on others work as part of the design development and ideas process.

Why study this course?

Studying Graphics at GCSE is a fantastic way to develop a foundation portfolio of skills which will prepare students for further study of Art, Graphics and Photography at A Level. It is also a fantastic start to a career in the creative industries. This course encourages students to look at developing creative solutions to problems.

What can you expect from this course?

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your observational drawing and understanding of a range of Adobe Programmes, including Illustrator and Photoshop.

How is it assessed?

60% Coursework, 40% Externally assessed exam

What will I study? (include unit numbers and names)

Project 1: Digital Portraits Exhibition Project

Project 2: Personal Investigation

Project 3: Externally set exam

Additional activities within this subject

Animation, Character Development, Photography


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