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A Level Art and Design

Alevel Art

Course outline

If you’re creative, want to improve your artistic practice and enhance your technique in different artistic forms, this course is for you. Art and design feature in every aspect of our daily lives from the cereal box we grab every morning to the trainers you walk to college in – they’ve all been through an artistic process.

Studying Art and Design at A Level will give you an excellent grounding in drawing, painting, graphics, textiles, fashion, ceramics, sculpture and printing. You’ll also study the history of art, where you’ll discover more about the context of art through the ages and use your knowledge to inspire your own work. The course is a gateway to many exciting careers including graphic design, advertising, product development and roles within arts organisations. It could even be the start of a freelance career as an artist.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

This course is a great way to learn new techniques and develop ideas. You’ll be encouraged to experiment and develop your own unique style.

You’ll study:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Screen printing
  • Lino and mono printing
  • Photography
  • Creative textiles
  • Graphics
  • Computer graphics
  • Art history

You’ll visit art galleries and museums, and undertake projects and workshops with industry partners, artists and the local community.

How to apply for this course

Apply now for the A Level Programme. You will choose your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date


Stoney Street
25 Stoney Street


Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000528


A Level Art and Design


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

One of your GCSEs must be a Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE Art and Design or GCSE Textiles. If you have not studied Art and Design previously you will be asked to attend a Drawing Day which is held in July.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll undertake a combination of examinations and coursework:

  • AS Level: a coursework portfolio and a controlled assignment (five-hour exam).
  • A Level: a personal investigation with 3,000 word study and a controlled assignment (15-hour exam).

You can choose to follow with further studies on a foundation diploma in art and design, or a higher education course in fine art, graphic design, textile design or 3D design.

There are lots of careers open to you such as fashion designer, graphic designer, illustrator, interior designer or textile designer.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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