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A Level Art & Design

A Level Art & Design

Let your creative flair thrive. Do you have a genuine interest and ability in art or design? Enjoy using your creative skills to develop and produce original work, inspired by the work of the best artists and designers? Then this course is for you!

A student-centred course which encourages independence and focuses on understanding the creative process with a range of workshops to develop new skills and media know-how.

Work is displayed around the College and is often displayed at external exhibition shows. Many students go on to study Art & Design at university and develop successful careers in the creative industries. For others, it is a passion that complements their other A Levels.

Course Content

What Modules will you Study?

Through investigating the work of artists and designers this course will strengthen your grasp of the visual language you can use to express yourself. You will experiment with a wide range of media and techniques to enhance your practical skills. You’ll develop personal responses to broad themes, always working from relevant visual sources. You’ll test a series of ideas before producing a well-considered outcome.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study art and design at this level, in addition to the general entry requirements, you need a grade 6 or better in GCSE Art (any endorsement) or presentation of suitable portfolio of work. A grade 5 may be acceptable; subject staff to be consulted prior to enrolment. However, a GCSE in Textiles is no longer a suitable preparation for this linear qualification.


What opportunities will this lead to?

After completion of A Level Art & Design many go on to study Foundation in Art and then onto university or art college. We have had students go to top universities across the country, from the Glasgow School of Art to Central Saint Martins. Career opportunities include a variety of roles within the creative industries.

Use this handy tool to find out more about potential careers after A Levels.

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