Art and Design AS/A2

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code SHS16
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Our broad and varied course provides the opportunity to develop technical skills, inventiveness and critical awareness. Students are encouraged to see, think and make. Emphasis is placed on drawing as a means of recording and communicating ideas and students are encouraged to explore a variety of media areas: painting, textiles,printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, ICT and lens based media.


Special features of the course are:
optional drawing classes after school
curriculum gallery trips and optional study tours abroad
artist in residence/community projects
occasional opportunity for involvement in design for creative arts and theatre productions

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

GCSE art at grade C or above (exceptions are sometimes made). 

Your next steps...

This combination of practical work and theory produces an A level which is respected by universities. Coursework will form the basis for a portfolio needed for entry to Art and Design related courses, for example:architecture, foundation course,history of art, fine artpainting andsculpture, photography, graphic design, industrial design, ceramics, jewellery, furniture design, fashion, fashion marketing, textile design.