Art & Design (Fine Art) A Level

Course Overview

If you have a passion and flair for art, then this course is for you. You will extend your knowledge and understanding of art and art movements, whilst exploring ideas and advancing your skills within your practical work.

What's on the course?

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of media, processes and techniques. The syllabus includes drawing, painting and mixed media approaches, as well as a range of printmaking techniques, including relief, intaglio and screen print processes. You will work in all of these specialist areas and may combine different approaches when developing your own ideas. There is a specialist printmaking studio with printmaking facilities for screen printing, lino printing, dry point, relief and mono printing. Underpinning your work will be the use of sketchbooks, workbooks and journals to record investigations into broader theoretical and contextual themes.

Course Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9 -5 including maths and English and Art at Grade 5

Course Skills & Benefits

To support the delivery of theoretical and contextual studies the course includes a programme of external visits, guest speakers and a two residential visits; a 3-day visit to London in year one, and a 5-day European trip in year two.

Course Progression

What are the career opportunities?

Successful students are guaranteed a place on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Trafford College. Alternatively, students can apply directly for degree level programmes in a related subject.

Course Assessment

There will be a combination of practical/written work and externally examined coursework.

Course Finance

For details on course fees please contact the College.

Course Additional Information