Graphic Design

Why should I study this subject?
The Visual Arts department offers students the opportunity to be creative, and develop their independent working skills in an exciting and supportive environment. This creative graphics course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate visually, produce exciting and thought provoking work independently. In Year 12 the course is structured to develop the skills you need and in Year 13 gives you more freedom to develop your own strengths and interests.
The course covers a range of traditional skills including drawing, painting and mixed media as well as professional digital techniques.
The use of typography is integral; either hand rendered or computer generated. Amongst the areas explored as part of this course are: illustration, advertising & packaging, animation and computer graphics. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in original drawings which can be applied to advertising, packaging, website design, album artwork, illustration projects, leaflets, posters, book covers, etc.

What will I study?
• Typography and font design
• Drawing skills both traditional and digital • Colour Theory
• Screen Printing
• Visual research
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
• Contextual skills
• Infographics
• Independent working skills

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here