Art, craft and design gives you the skills and knowledge to create personal and imaginative work. You can choose to focus on a specialist area of study from a variety of exciting processes and media to suit your individual interests and abilities. This can result in degree opportunities and careers ranging from painting portraits to producing exotic fashion costumes or designing futuristic architecture. If you have an adventurous, creative and enquiring mind and are excited by shaping and determining the visual world around us, there is a career opportunity waiting for you.
A-level art is a practical course in which you learn by doing, so you will be able to create imaginative personal work. You will learn about a range of media, techniques and processes. You will develop your creativity and independent thought, learn to express yourself visually and let your imagination flourish. This is a broad-based course exploring practical, critical and contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media. You will attend workshops to develop your knowledge skills and understanding and will produce a portfolio of work, based on different ideas and themes.
Component 1: You will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks. Component 2: You will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.
GCSE grade 5 in Art or Applied Art.
Possible degree options: Architecture, Art conservation, Art history, Art therapy, Fashion design, Graphic design, Illustration, Interior design, Jewellery design. Studying an art, craft and design related degree at university can give you all sorts of exciting career options.