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Art, Craft & Design - AS & A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • There is a strong emphasis on drawing work as a starting point
  • Working from original source material is critical
  • All written work is integrated into practical work
  • A range of media, processes and techniques are explored throughout the course
  • Individual development is greatly encouraged
  • All students are encouraged to produce independent and original work
  • Students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative
  • Personal exploration of ideas through direct observational drawing
  • Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of disciplines including: Painting, drawing, 3D work, textiles, graphic design and illustration, printmaking.
  • Communicate ideas and express feelings
  • Presentation of practical and written work in an imaginative and creative manner
  • Includes visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions

Course content

The course is about developing the ability to be creative and imaginative; allowing personal exploration through direct observational drawing and experimentation with media and techniques to communicate ideas. The subject is delivered through a series of practical projects.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language. Those wishing to study Art should have a grade C or above in a related subject and/or a portfolio of work. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.


The AS comprises of two coursework units each worth 30% plus a supervised timed task worth 40% of the grade. The A2 comprises of two course work units worth 30% supervised timed task worth 40%.

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Art and Design can provide skills which can be used in a wide range of occupations including Architecture, Art Therapy, Animation, Multimedia, Surface Pattern, Jewellery, Sculpture, Ceramics, Stained Glass, 3D Design, Interior Design, Theatre Design, Project Design, Industrial Design, Fine Art, Gallery Work, Exhibition Organiser, Conservation, Restoration, Teaching. 

The normal route for an Art / Design degree is to study an Art Foundation Diploma course (1 year, full time) and apply to UCAS whilst on the foundation year.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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