Graphic Design is the communication of information using visual images (pictures) and type (words) that are generated by a computer.
At KS3, pupils will learn and understand how the Apple Mac Computer System operates and the Adobe Creative Suite software programs, Illustrator and Photoshop, which are widely used in Graphic Design. Over the 2 years leading up to their options, pupils will learn the different ares of Graphic Design, techniques such as typography, printing and image editing to produce high quality work. The subject will cover advertising, branding, packaging, magazine, website and retail design.
At KS4, if pupils decide to choose Graphic Design as one of their options, they will have a chance to study and achieve a BTEC qualification.
This qualification is equivalent to a GCSE and is studied over 2 years. There are 3 components to complete to achieve this qualification.
Pupils will work on Compontents 1 and 2, researching and evidencing their findings using the Apple Mac System to create info sheets. In each Component, a final piece of work has to be produced with backed ideas, research and evidence on the "theme" to show the process from idea to finished concept. Component 3 is their final project which will be based on a specified theme provided by BTEC.
BTEC pupils will also attend Art and Design exhibitions, workshops and design studios as part of their research.
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