AS Level / A Level Graphic Communication (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level Graphic Communication is a Full-time Further Education course in the Sixth Form Academy, designed for students who are interested in developing their graphic design skills or working as a graphic designer. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).

1 in 12 jobs in the UK are within the Creative Industries. Start your career creative career here. Graphic Communication is the art of informing, persuading, provoking or entertaining, using symbols, drawings, photographs and typography to convey concepts and/or emotions. This course will teach you how to bring ideas to life using a broad range of traditional media, materials and techniques, as well as utilising digital processes using industry-standard software. Students will develop skills in research, experimentation, idea generation, idea development/refinement, creative making and evaluating. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of outcomes including: Advertising, Branding, Packaging, Typography, Illustration.

Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English Language plus a related subject (Art and Design, Graphics, D&T)

  • Career Prospects

    Successful completion of the programme may lead to further studies in Graphic Communication/Design, Typography, Illustration, Digital Photography, Architecture, Automotive Design, Animation, Advertising and many more. Freelance designer. Working within the Creative Industries (1 in 12 jobs in the UK are within the creative industries).

  • Additional Costs

    A range of art materials and equipment approx 30 A3 Sketchbook approx 8 Memory Stick approx 10 Students will also need access to a digital camera and may also be offered the opportunity to attend various optional educational visits.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years