A Level Graphic Design revision course in London (Easter)

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Why do an Easter Revision course in Graphics at Ashbourne?

The Graphics Easter Revision course will be taught by Sangthian Sritraipop. Sangthian has a BA in Applied Arts from the University of Silapakorn in her native Thailand. She worked in the advertising industry and as a television director before coming to Ashbourne. Sangthian began by teaching photography but has developed a flourishing Graphics Department in her ten years at the college. She is particularly interested in practical film making. Students will benefit from her vast experience in the field as well as the individual care she gives to all of her students.

Students will be guided to work in one or more area(s) of Graphic Communication, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

Illustration

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the relationships which are established between illustration and narrative
  • illustration briefs, the illustration client, the illustration audience
  • thumbnails, sketches, dissections, plans and elevations
  • illustration for a variety of purposes, including book illustration, magazine illustration, advertising illustration, DVD- or CD-cover illustration, using a variety of media.

Advertising

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • how graphic design is used to convey information, make familiar a brand image, sell a product or service promotional campaigns, corporate identity design
  • advertising design briefs, the advertising client, the advertising audience
  • the use of images and typography in advertising, which may include computer-generated ideas and developments
  • the advertising message and the links to visual images.

Packaging design

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • how packaging is determined by its contents
  • packaging briefs, the packaging client, the packaging audience
  • making suitable production drawings, which may include computer-generated ideas and developments
  • surface decoration, illustration or pattern for packaging
  • development and construction of three-dimensional prototypes
  • plan and develop procedures for manufacture and making.

Design for print

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the relationship between letter forms, their disposition and text
  • the development of font types, serif and sans serif fonts, both traditional and computer generated
  • leading, paragraph indents, hanging indents, justification, alignment, headings, kerning and sub-headings
  • the specific typographical requirements for digital and print-based products, for example magazine design, newspaper design, web page design, leaflet and poster design.
  • multimedia, animation, web design, film, television and/or video communication.

Multimedia

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • 2D digital graphic design techniques, including page layout, style sheets, layering, image manipulation, compression, resizing, sketching
  • 3D digital graphic techniques, including modelling objects, rotation, milling, lathing, extruding, linking, creating and applying textures and lighting effects
  • 4D digital graphic techniques, including interaction, navigation, storyboarding, sound, moving image, animation
  • a variety of presentation formats for different audiences, including the following: web based, projection, television, touch-screen, consoles, mobile phones, CD ROM and DVD.
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