Product Design with Graphic Products
The AS and A2 Product Design with Graphic Products course is designed to offer learners opportunities to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. The course covers material areas beyond Graphic Products but the focus of the design-and-make tasks will be Graphic Products.
The course is designed to help candidates to:
- initiate design solutions, develop, test and trial working models and prototypes;
- develop and sustain imagination, innovation and flair when working with concepts and materials;
- develop an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials;
- develop thinking skills, financial capability, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.
Students can undertake the full A level course (AS and A2) over two years or opt to study the AS for one year.
The key to success with this course is the willingness to develop of a passion for design. Students need to be naturally creative, have an inquisitive mind and be impressed with and interested in the work of other designers. Students who opt for this course also need to possess natural ability in sketching and model-making and be independent enough to initiate their own research.
This course paves the way towards careers in graphic design, architecture, industrial design, product design and engineering.