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A Level Art and Design (Fine Art)

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

Develop your technical and creative art skills, as well as learn more about the history of art. By researching the work of historical and contemporary artists, you will gain a firm theoretical basis upon which to build your own practice. Over the space of two years, you will develop a range of skills and refine areas of specific interest, consider and appreciate tone, colour, form, rhythm, scale, space and texture.

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End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

This 2 year course requires either a GCSE in Art & Design at grade 4 or a Level 2
Art BTEC at merit or a demonstrable interest in and experie...

Course information

Over the space of two years, you will understand the basics of visual language by working in processes such as ceramics, drawing, painting, mixed media and 3D sculpture. The first year is very much focused towards skills development, so expect lots of practical workshops and experimentation. In the second year, you will naturally work more independently and will have the freedom to work with particular materials and processes.

2 Years

Fine Art is assessed through both coursework and an externally set, timed assignment. The coursework element is a personal investigation supplemented by written material and is worth 60% of your overall grade. The externally set, assignment takes place toward the end of the second year. You will undertake preparatory work based around a particular theme and then create a final (timed) piece or series based on your preparatory work.

Level 3 AQA GCE A Level in Art and Design

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

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