Principal - Emma Robins
Principal - Emma Robins


Graphic Design

NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award: Graphic Design (603/7011/7)

Led by: Mrs E Millican

Exam Board: NCFE

Level – combined Level 1/2
GLH – 139
NEA – 60% externally set, internally marked and externally moderated (synoptic project). 17 hours 30 mins.
EA – 40% Written Exam. Externally set and externally marked. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Students will develop an understanding of the components of graphic design, colour, typography, imagery and composition. They will do this by working with physical and/or digital materials and techniques including drawing skills, 3D modelling and a wide range of CAD software e.g. Photoshop and Illustrator. Learners will explore design disciplines, examine the work of recognised designers and apply this knowledge to their own creative outcomes. They will learn how to produce creative designs in response to a range of real world design briefs. Learners will explore working in the graphic design industry and they will design and create their own portfolio and review how the portfolio presents their skills as a graphic designer. The course is assessed via a synoptic assessment (60%) and a formal written exam (40%).

What can I do afterwards?

This course will provide students with a sound knowledge of a range of software design packages that are used in industry. This, coupled with the practical skills that they gain, will prepare them for a career in graphics, art and design, architecture, advertising and the media and computer game design.

Learning Journey

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