The Graphics course gives you the opportunity to develop a personal and structured approach to project work. You’ll explore ideas and materials, develop your critical faculties in both practical and written work and acquire a high level of design, presentation and making skills.
There are a huge range of career options relating to art and design, from architecture to graphic design, film and television to museum work, animation and teaching. This is a specialised course that involves work in areas of illustration, advertising graphics and typography. You will be expected to show proficiency in drawing and painting as well as exploring a wide variety of techniques and ideas related to both art and design.
Graphic computer-based work will be used as a creative method to develop and realise ideas. You will study the work of other artists, designers and photographers, including work from primary sources during visits to galleries and museums.
Protest in a Box
We would like you to create A PROTEST BOX. This could include 3D, posters, flyers, banners, booklets, stickers, T-shirts etc. All elements of your protest should fit inside the box. Do not decorate the outside of the box.
"Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style."
Focusing on the theme of architecture, you will be introduced to the work of a number of artists and designers, including Julian Opie, Michael Craig-Martin, David Carson and Molokid. You will develop ideas through exploring illustration, Typography and collage.
In the next stage of this project, you will study the work of David Carson. Focusing on the field of Typography, you will be introduced to a post modern approach to typography, which includes 'grunge type'.
Focusing on the theme of architecture, you will be introduced to the work of a number of collage artists, including Stylorouge, Molokid, Hannah Hoch and Mira Ruido. You will develop ideas through exploring a mixed media approach to graphic design.
Politics + Ethics
What role can Graphic Design play in promoting an awareness of current social and political issues? This is a theme we will explore within this project, many designers have used design as a way of communicating concerns on current social issues. We would like you to do the same.