Graphic Design Level 3 Introductory Diploma/Graphic Design A Level

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Getting Ahead

Graphic Design CTEC Level 3 Introductory Diploma & Graphic Design A Level at Alton Campus

We’re looking forward to you joining the Graphic Design CTEC Level 3 Introductory Diploma/Graphic Design A Level in September! In preparation, we have created the below prep work for you to get stuck into over the summer and to give you an idea of what is to come for you on your course.

Tag your pandemic collage design work using #iamcreativeathsdcalton on Instagram!

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We’d like to introduce you to the genre of collage within Graphic Design and its applications, especially as we have dealt with unprecedented times and history in the making. We’d like you to produce collage artwork responding to your own inner thoughts, fears or hopes related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This task will enable you to have a wider understanding of the impact that visual communication can have.

  • Produce four or more different collage designs, using traditional paper/magazine collage and/or digital collage techniques
  • Work to either A4 or A3 dimensions
  • Use text and image to inspire pandemic
  • To complement your artwork, produce a creative timeline of collage artists looking back at the last 100 years. This should be visual and written and a chance for you to show off your design skills!

#makehistory #makeart #staycreative

Collage Inspiration

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Timeline Inspiration

*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using


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