Are you looking to learn a wide range of creative and technical skills and nurture your artistic talents? Then A Level Fine Art might be just the subject for you. Through the course, you’ll learn how to communicate through a range of practical, traditional and digital media.

Grade 4 in a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered. General entry criteria also applies.


NOTE: 3 Art & Design subjects cannot be studied together

This exciting subject will see you exploring varied topics, including:

- Practical techniques such as drawing, painting and printmaking
- Sculpture, 3D construction and installation
- Photography and digital imaging
- Innovative use of mixed media

On this creative course, you’ll be given the freedom to explore your own interests and bring them to life, through the creation of experimental and carefully planned works of art.

Under the direction of our passionate team of teachers, you’ll explore the many ways in which Art can affect the perception and reality of the world around us. And you will use a range of materials and techniques to develop your own artistic interests and styles.

You’ll also enjoy a range of experiences outside of the classroom, including trips and visits, and an end of year showcase of your projects at an Art and Design Exhibition.

Assessment is via examination and coursework. Please speak to our team for further details.

An A Level in Fine Art will equip you with the skills needed to progress onto a range of Art and Design foundation and degree courses. It is also highly valued by a wide range of degree level courses too due to the wider critical thinking skills it develops.

Our students typically progress to careers in Architecture, Advertising, Teaching, Illustration and Animation.

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Studying A Level Fine Art will help you to develop highly valuable transferable skills, such as creative ideas development, contextual interpretation, and visual communication.

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