Art & Design A-Level

Why study art and design?

As an art and design student you will develop a personal response inspired by the visual art world. You will develop your creativity and innovation and will form your own original outcomes influenced by known artists.

What will I be learning about?

You will develop a range of traditional and contemporary methods and experiments to produce work, for example digital media, painting and sculpture.  You will explore and analyse relevant artefacts, artists and art movements to support the development of your individual project theme, leading to a personal and meaningful outcome.

How will I be assessed?

60% of your assessment will be through your coursework portfolio and 40% will be assessed through a practical exam at the end of the second year.

Where will this lead?

Art is a diverse subject that will help any student who is looking into pursuing a creative course at university, such as fine art, photography, graphic design or a career in the arts. The Arts offers many transferable and wide reaching skills which are widely known in both industry and the world of work, enhancing observation and the ability to analyse, communicate, discuss and question reflectively

What are the entry requirements?

Eight grade 9-4 at GCSE level including minimum level 5 in English and mathematics. You must have a level 6 in art and will need to be passionate and creative about the subject and recording your experiences understanding in a journal.