Art and Design

What is Art and design?

Art and design affect countless aspects of the world around us. Numerous industries from architecture to fashion, advertising to fine art, all rely on the study and interpretation of the visual world. Artists and designers concern themselves with the aesthetics and shaping our world through beauty and design.

Why study this course?

Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity. This course will equip students with the investigative and practical skills required to produce original and well executed art and design work. Students will build a body of work which will serve as a portfolio for both university and industry interviews.

How is the course assessed?

We teach the AQA specification.

AS: Coursework comprising of 2D and 3D projects (60%), and a practical examination (40%).

A level: Coursework- student lead personal investigation (60%), and a practical examination (40%).

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Art and Design or related subjects at a higher level or who wish to pursue a creative career. It is preferable that students have studied art at GCSE, but not essential.

Progression options

A Level Art opens the door to many diversified opportunities particularly in the visual fields. Art is a booming industry! There are quite literally hundreds of courses and careers where art is essential, including: architect, animator, curator, art therapist , fashion designer, illustrator, fine artist, sculptor, graphic designer, photographer, interior designer, product designer, theatre or TV set designer,  TV, film maker, advertising, textile designer, visual/special effects designer, make-up artist, web author/designer, /set design.