Art - A Level - Year 1

A team of practicing arts professionals will work closely with you to develop the creative skills you will need to pursue a career in Art and Design. Through one-to-one teaching and support, we will help you gain confidence in your creative training, as well opening new opportunities to develop your critical knowledge of contemporary and historical art practice.

Your skills will be nurtured through a range of practical hands on projects that will allow you to explore a broad approach to Fine Art making.

How will I be assessed?

This course offers regular opportunities to visit leading local and national galleries.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5, including an Art & Design subject.

A Level 2 Vocational qualification in Art & Design or a strong art portfolio may also be considered.

Where can it take me?

  • College Progression - you can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses including Graphics HNC, you may also consider a Creative Apprenticeship.
  • University - BTEC Foundation Degree in Art and Design, HND Art & Design or related degree such as Fine Art, Art & Design, Illustration, Textiles, Fashion, Architecture and Teaching.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you have an interest in a career as a Product Designer, Fashion Designer, Illustrator, Teacher, Architect and Community Projects Leader.

Additional information

The course also offers regular opportunities to visit local and internationally leading galleries around the country.

Art & Design combines well with Textiles, GraphicCommunication, Photography, English Language and/or Literature and History.

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