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Graphic Communication

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Graphic Communication – AQA

Course Summary

A Level Graphic Communication provides you with an immersive experience into many art disciplines, centred around responding to a design brief. Projects start with extensive research into existing products and the work of designers, before developing work that creatively meets the needs of your chosen brief.

It is an exciting and creative course designed to prepare you for further study and employment in the creative industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Studying Art and/ or Design at GCSE is advantageous but not essential


This course has a mixture of:

  • 60% Personal Investigation
  • 40% Externally-Set Practical Assignment



  • Digital and Traditional Illustration
  • Mixed-Media Image Creation
  • Typography
  • Composition and Layout
  • Logos and Branding
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Printmaking
  • Paper, Stencil and Vinyl Cutting

Why choose this course?

  • First-class facilities, including dedicated art studios
  • Passionate teaching staff, who are artists in their own right
  • Access to the full Adobe Design Suite on all College computers
  • Access to Wacom drawing tablets, pop-up photo studios and DSLR cameras

Where might it lead?

The combination of practical and theoretical skills means this course leads to a range of options in further study and employment. Students often choose our one year, pre-degree Foundational Diploma in Art and Design and then go on to study and employment in Graphic Design, Illustration, Game Design, Interior Design and Architecture.


Callum Watson

"After college, I aim to study a Production Arts course at a leading theatre school in London. The stage crew enrichment and theatre technicians at Barton Perveril have allowed me to get involved with all theatre related events, gaining me experience for my next step and a chance to build up my portfolio."

Read more about Callum and some of our other students.