Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences and explore a range of graphic media, techniques and processes.
Candidates will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to fine art, past and present, European and non-European. This will be integral to the investigating and making process allowing the candidates to demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
Students will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media and should use sketch books/workbooks/journals to underpin their work and realise the importance of ‘process’ as well as the’ product’.
Areas of study will include
- Packaging Design
Skills and Techniques
- Understand the meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content.
- Awareness of their intended audience.
- Ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea, working within a brief.
- Appreciation of the relationship of form and function.
- Appreciation of the appropriate use of typography, signs and symbols.
- Understand the variety of materials and genres within graphics.
Knowledge and Understanding
- How ideas and feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.
- Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres.
- How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts and to the time and place in which they were made.
- Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Graphics.
- The working vocabulary and specialist terminology.
- Public awareness campaigns
This will be continuous over the first two terms and will make up the coursework portfolio and will carry 50% of the marks. A set project will be given at the end of the Spring Term which will carry the remaining 50% of the marks.