About this course
The Graphic Communication AS programme is a one-year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.
The course offers you a wide variety of approaches to Graphic Design and you will develop a range of skills, both academic and practical, through the use of sophisticated graphical software and drawing applications. Design projects will also allow you to apply creative potential, theory and practice to visual solutions and communicate them through a variety of media including digital, schematic and photography.
What you will study
The course comprises a series of personal investigations. Topics might include:
- Logo design
- Album cover design
- Book cover design
- Poster design
Students will use relevant computer software and traditional techniques.
Individual Subject Entry Requirement English Language minimum B B in GCSE Art or Graphics preferred
Teaching and assessment
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
- Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
- All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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“I do believe my time at CAVC has helped me meet the goals I had when I applied to College. The support I received from my teachers and peers throughout my courses allowed me to develop and succeed both creatively and academically.”
Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
- Business and Management
- Graphic Design
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