A Graphic Design A Level is about communication and problem-solving. It encompasses all of the traditional art and design skills alongside the new emerging technologies. The great thing about Graphic Design is that you don’t need to be a great artist to be successful in this area.

Ideas and the ability to solve problems for companies and campaigns are more important than traditional art skills. It is one of the biggest growth areas in the Creative Industries. All sorts of areas are covered from animation (UX & UI), branding and advertising to fashion promotion and layout. It is the commercial aspect of which makes this course so exciting.

Students complete project-based assignments which develop thinking and communication skills as well as the ability to solve problems. Graphic Design A Level provides lots of opportunities to learn new skills working by hand, with tutorials in painting, printing and illustration. Similarly, there is plenty of time to develop digital skills too with web, layout, film and motion graphics and packaging workshops.

What will this Graphic Design A Level prepare me for?

Many of our students take up places at the UK’s leading Universities for every kind of art and design specialism. Some students also take up places on Carmel’s UAL Foundation Diploma. Our former students have gone on to do amazing things with many working in the industry at places like VOGUE, GQ, Net a Porter, Naked and Rapier. Students have gone on to work in a variety of areas for example:

  • Architecture
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Events Promotion
  • Animation
  • Magazine
  • App Design
  • Illustration

A Level Graphic Design Entry Requirements

Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics Products, Textiles or equivalent. However, if you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors.

Graphic Design Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification


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Creative Careers Event Jan 2019