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Art A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

Fine Art encourages personal and creative expression through the understanding of media and skills. Students will work in both 2D and 3D using a variety of media such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printing, photography, sculpture and installation to cover both observational and imaginative work. As the course progresses each student begins to follow an individual line with tasks, briefs and processes tailored to their own needs and also includes the study, evaluation and links made between their work and that of artists and designers. Each unit must include work in journals and sketchbooks.

Course content

Year 1
Unit 1 - Art and Design - Coursework 60%
Unit 2 - Externally set assignment 8 hours 40%

Year 2
Unit 3 - Art and Design - Coursework 30%
Unit 4 - Externally set assignment 12 hours 20%

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Art C or better

Future opportunities

Art A Level will be essential for all students wishing to undertake a foundation/degree course at Art College.

The possible career paths are almost endless, including: Accessory Designer, Advertising Director, Archaeologist, Architect, Art Consultant, Art Coordinator, Art Critic, Art Teacher, Art Therapist, Artist in Residence, Camera Operator, Cartoonist, Comic Strip Artist, Designer, Fabric Designer, Film-maker, Fine Artist, Furniture Designer, Illustrator, Jewellery Maker/Designer, Make-up Artist, Movie Art Director, Painter, Photographer, Printmaker, Sculptor, Television Art Director, Textile Artist or Web Site Designer.

Art degrees teach problem solving, team work, independence and self-motivation qualities that every employer is looking for, in fact the Telegraph recently listed Art graduates in the top 10 of most employable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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