A Level Art, Craft and Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AA1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Art is a perfect opportunity for students to explore and express their ideas and personal creativity. You will be challenged to take creative risks through your ideas, imagination and a variety of media in a studio environment.

You will be encouraged to explore and question the significance of artists’ work and the way in which it has, and continues to be, interpreted.

After developing skills in fine art, photography and 3D, you will be able to focus on your preferred medium. This will be supported by trips to a variety of national Art Galleries.


What will I study? Year One In Year one you will develop knowledge and technical skills in the use of a variety of media and processes, such as painting, printing, sculpture and sketching, as well as becoming proficient in the use of the Formal Elements.

You will be supported and inspired to follow your own interests, take creative risks and encouraged to become an independent learner.

Year Two The second year of A Level Fine Art actively promotes freedom of expression and personal development as a creative practitioner. The Personal Investigation will ensure concepts and skills are more specialised, developed and thoroughly explored, learning how to contextualise your work whilst fostering your own style.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language. If you do not have a GCSE in the Visual Arts, you will be expected to provide a portfolio of work which demonstrates your skills and interests.

Your next steps...

Many practitioners go on to study Fine Art, Product Design, Fashion, Photography, Sculpture, Media, Teaching, Advertising, Theatre Design.... The list really is endless!