(Original post by IamMyself)
btw, did u have an art alevel?...The uni im looking at says i dont need to have one..but some say i do. Would u say its gna be hard for me coz i dnt have 1?
I did Fine Art and Graphic design as A-levels back in 2000...then went straight to uni (after a 3 year gap year lol). Technically as long as you can display a body of work that shows creativity integrated with technical ability then you should be allowed in on merit.
graphic design is a general course and graphic communication means you can specialise in a specific area of design (which for me turned out to be brilliant as i got to do what i love and it enabled me to get straight into my chosen field when i left)
Simply put, there isn't much of a difference. The term 'graphic design' is the universally accepted one, but occasionally colleges and universities may decide to name their courses differently. In recent years, the word 'communication' has been used, which is essentially what 'graphic design' does, visually communicate an intended message. The most common I find are: 'graphic design communication', 'design communication' and 'visual communication'. They are basically 'graphic design', with a slight emphasis perhaps on the communicative aspect, not the technical (which is more like advertising).