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August 2022
2 Years
Course code ALADSD1LC

Art, A Level

You will have the opportunity to explore exciting traditional and experimental artistic processes and techniques. This covers a wide range of skills including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and 3D, graphics, new media and creative software. You will then be able to specialise in any of these art forms.

You will have the opportunity to visit local and national galleries where you will investigate historical and contemporary artists, taking influence from their disciplines and styles to develop your individual responses for your personal project. You will consider how to build context in your work and how to communicate visual language through application of the formal elements of art and design. You will be expected to produce a large amount of work outside of sessions and to show critical contextual understanding through written, visual and other forms.

How will I be assessed?

In your second year, you will complete coursework (60%) and a controlled assignment (40%).

What could I do after this course?

This programme could lead to a variety of careers in the creative industry or university. You could also progress to degrees in BA (Hons) Art and Design, BA (Hons) Games Animation Production, Contemporary Art and Professional Studies or FdA Graphic Design at University Centre Weston.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, and grade 5 or above in an art-based subject.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What our students say

Lilly Greer, Level 3 Art and Design


Lilly Greer

"My experience with the course so far has really helped me gain confidence in my work and allowed me to explore my creative freedom."

Former school: Backwell School

Studied: Level 3 Art and Design

What next? Thinking of going to university to study illustration or graphic design

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