Would you like to be able to express your ideas and designs in both a 2D and 3D form? This A Level is a hands-on course that sees you working on a range of projects that will see you design through the research, development and delivery of your ideas. You will experiment with materials such as wood, wire, clay and paper to explore how great design can improve our environment!
Grade 4 in a relevant GCSE Art or Design subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art or Design subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered. General entry criteria also applies.
The topics you will study will see you looking at both practical and conceptual elements of design. These include:
• Product, architecture and interior design
• Exploring graphical techniques
• Working with materials to explore craft based processes
• Developing an in-depth knowledge of computer based media
• You will also pursue a specific area of interest within design fields
Our outstanding teaching staff will help you to realise your creativity, and the exciting design based careers available to you. You will be given the opportunity to explore your own design interests, and how these need to be balanced with the needs of the customer. Your skills will be realised though visualisation, practical exploration and testing of your ideas.
You will also have access to exciting opportunities to support your wider study programme, such as a residential trip to Berlin which will see you being inspired by the famous architecture and design! We also participate in design competitions which put your skills to the test.
Assessment is via examination and coursework. Please speak to our team for further details.
As an Art based qualification, this A Level is valued highly by employers and universities alike. There are many varied progression routes, and typically our students progress to areas such as Architecture, CAD, Product Design, Construction, Interior Design and Engineering.
Good to Know
The UK has the second largest design sector in the world and the largest design industry in Europe.