Subject Intent: Why Graphic Design?
Graphic Design gives students the opportunity to develop as creative practitioners and to learn about the breadth of creative opportunities in the design sector. They develop the necessary practical, professional and personal skills to create a diverse portfolio of work and to flourish as a freelance creative. The creative industries are currently one of the fastest growing in the UK and students can expect to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to continue into professions such as marketing and communications, graphic design and illustration, digital and interactive media, or interior and architectural design.
What will I study?
- Typography and font design
- Drawing skills (both traditional and digital)
- Colour Theory
- Traditional printing techniques
- Visual research
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Contextual skills
- Independent working skills
- Layout and presentation
- Editorial and branding
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
I love the freedom it gives you to be creative, it’s up to you how much work you put in and how good your grade is. I also love how it’s coursework and an exam so it’s not just based on something you can do in an exam. I like how the course is all different types of media and art techniques and you can really do whatever you feel best at.
Tahlia Malloy, Campsmount Academy