Graphic Design

COURSE OUTLINE

 
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LEVEL 3 CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALS IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Learners may wish to extend their programme of learning through the study of general qualifications such as GCE, GCE AS or other related/appropriate vocational qualifications

The Cambridge Technicals provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers.

 

These qualifications and units are in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). They have been structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements. The Cambridge Technical qualifications offer learners the opportunity for a programme of study to:

  • Prepare for further learning or training
  • Develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests them with the aim of enhancing their employability
  • Move into different areas of employment
  • Develop their knowledge and skills as part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD)
  • Achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification

Learners will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication

For learners seeking or currently in employment these qualifications offer the opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge and skills in a particular sector

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter employment or to progress to higher education.


YEAR 12

COURSE PLAN

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

Unit 1: Art and Design in Context – Ancoats/Food Strategy Advert

This unit will enable students to understand the key trends and movements in art and design

Unit 30: Using Digital Technology in Graphic Design

Students will use digital hardware and graphic design software, and experiment with the software

Extended: Unit 23: Exploring Artists as Photographers

Students will consider ways in which artists have responded to photography and used it in their artwork

 

JANUARY – APRIL

Unit 36: Branding and corporate design

Students will consider how companies brand themselves, and develop an understanding of the media, techniques and equipment used to design logos

Unit 12: Planning, researching, and developing ideas for a specialist art or design brief

Students will research artists/designers and how their work can influence ideas, in response to a client brief

Unit 13: Realising an outcome for a specialist art or design brief

Students will learn how to identify a suitable ideas and investigate 2D/3D media, materials, techniques and processes

Extended: Unit 21: Exploring Film-based photography

Students will look at the operating controls of a film-based camera and using them to take film-based photographs

 

APRIL – JULY

Unit 33: Character design and creation

In this unit students will learn how characters are created and developed for use in animation, graphic novels and comics

Unit 34: Creating animation

Students will learn how different types of animation are produced, and also produce a short animated film

Extended: Unit 24: Digital Image Creation

In this unit students will explore the work of a range of digital artists/photographers, and practical skills

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

Unit 32: Art and Design Illustration

Students will look at different types of illustration and professional practice and planning how to satisfy a brief

Extended: Unit 15: Planning an artist’s or designer’s studio

This unit will enable students to produce a proposed layout plan for an artist’s/designer’s studio, and understand equipment and consumables needed

 

OCTOBER – DECEMBER

Unit 35: Design for Advertising

This unit will provide students with an understanding or advertising visuals and the media, materials, techniques and processes suitable for producing them

Extended: Unit 15: Planning an artist’s or designer’s studio

This unit will enable students to produce a proposed layout plan for an artist’s/designer’s studio, and understand equipment and consumables needed

 

JANUARY 2017 – FEBRUARY 2017

Unit 31: Motion Graphics

Students will explore different styles of motion graphics, where they’re used and where they can be seen

Extended: Unit 14: Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork

This unit will provide students with an understanding of how display and presentation spaces are used, and how professional artists or designers work

 

FEBRUARY 2017 – MAY 2017

Unit 20: Exploring Digital Photography

This unit is designed to enable students to understand the operating controls of a digital camera

Unit 22: Portrait Photography

This unit will enable students to produce personal photographic portrait images inspired by the work of professional photographers

Extended (until April): Unit 14: Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork

This unit will provide students with an understanding of how display and presentation spaces are used, and how professional artists or designers work

 

APRIL 2017 – JULY 2017

Extended: Unit 16: Exhibiting and Presenting Artwork

Students will plan, prepare for, an exhibition for a collection of artwork


YEAR 13

COURSE PLAN

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

Unit 35: Design for Advertising

This unit will provide students with an understanding or advertising visuals and the media, materials, techniques and processes suitable for producing them.

Extended: Unit 23: Exploring Artists as Photographers

Students will consider ways in which artists have responded to photography and used it in their artwork.

Unit 25: Landscape Photography  

Students will look at a range of landscape photographers’ work and producing ideas for landscape photographic images

 

JANUARY – FEBRUARY

Unit 33: Character design and creation

In this unit students will learn how characters are created and developed for use in animation, graphic novels and comics

Extended: Unit 14: Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork

This unit will provide students with an understanding of how display and presentation spaces are used, and how professional artists or designers work

 

FEBRUARY – APRIL

Unit 31: Motion Graphics

Students will explore different styles of motion graphics, where they’re used and where they can be seen

Extended: Unit 14: Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork

This unit will provide students with an understanding of how display and presentation spaces are used, and how professional artists or designers work

 

APRIL – MAY

Unit 20: Exploring Digital Photography

This unit is designed to enable students to understand the operating controls of a digital camera.

Extended: Unit 16: Exhibiting and Presenting Artwork

Students will plan, and prepare for, an exhibition for a collection of artwork

 

MAY – JULY

Unit 22: Portrait Photography

This unit will enable students to produce personal photographic portrait images inspired by the work of professional photographers

Extended: Unit 16: Exhibiting and Presenting Artwork

Students will plan, and prepare for, an exhibition for a collection of artwork


Students Work

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