Course Details

A Level Fine Art is for those that want to stretch their artistic capabilities and take experimental risks in 2D and mixed media. Your focus is on materials, techniques and processes where you'll get the opportunity to combine media in inventive and non-traditional ways.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9/A*-4/C including an art based subject and English Language & Maths. At interview you are required to bring a portfolio / sketchbook of art work with you. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.

Career options

This course will help you to progress to Higher Educations or careers in Fine Artist, Textile Designer, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Exhibition Design, Illustrator, Art Therapy, Teaching, Art Gallery Curator and many more.

A Level Fine Art

Five highlights

  • 1 Students stretch their artistic capabilities.
  • 2 Introduction to a broad range of techniques and processes.
  • 3 Gain an understanding of contemporary and historical art practices.
  • 4 Develop ideas in a personal direction.
  • 5 Learn the fundamentals of visual communication.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 08.09.2020
  • AQA A Level in Fine Art


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ART059CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 08.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

The kinds of skills that are covered include: drawing, painting, mixed media, print and life drawing, with the exploration of traditional and non traditional materials and techniques. These are covered in coursework projects and externally set exam questions. You'll experiment with a broad range of image making processes and examine the work of contemporary and historical artists work. The course work includes a series of workshop activities including painting techniques, introduction to printmaking processes and life drawing sessions. In the second year you'll develop your skills further through a self initiated personal investigation project.

How will I be taught?

You will enjoy practical art and design lessons twice a week that are creative, thought provoking and aim for maximum participation. Your independent study, each week, will entail developing the skills taught in the previous week and building your portfolio of art.

How will I be assessed?

This is a two-year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. Each project is assessed as a portfolio of work. Work is assessed at the college and moderated by the exam board. To prepare you for external exams, you will carry out a programme of weekly tests, exam style assessments and Formal Progress Points where you will monitor your attendance, how hard you are working and your academic progress. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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