Art and Design A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The course aims to encourage the development of your intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers. A Level Art and Design will involve highly personal responses; your own artistic style will be developed and you will need to show that you are passionate about Art. Essential requirements for the course are commitment, motivation and enthusiasm.


You will be taught how to develop your artistic strengths, through structured workshops and projects over the duration of the course. This will include learning new skills and techniques. You will be given the opportunity of working in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and mixed media with focussed observational drawing as a starting point. You will have the opportunity to work alongside visiting practicing artists and to participate in life drawing.

How will it be delivered?

Personal Investigation – 60%
A practical unit which incorporates a written component written of 1000 to 3000 words. Students develop a project of work which addresses each of the four assessment criteria before realising a personal outcome.

Controlled Assignment – 40%
The externally set assignment starts at the beginning of February. Students will select a theme from a range of given starting points before embarking on a preparatory period which includes research and experimentation. Students move on to develop their personal ideas before completing the unit with a 15 hour controlled period.
Art and Design

Entry requirements

6/above in a creative subject at GCSE with submission of a portfolio of work.

Your next steps...

If you join the Fine Art course, you will be thinking about your future as a professional practitioner working in a creatively orientated business. Employment within the realm of art and design is extremely broad and can range from architecture, advertising, graphic design, packaging design, computer game design, web design, book illustration, animation, jewellery design and theatrical set design.