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Art & Design at University Technology College (UTC Sheffield City)

Course description

A Level Art & Design is taught at UTC Sheffield City Centre Campus, this MUST be picked alongside ONE Technical Specialism Subject. (The specialsim must be on your application)

The course is designed to encourage learners to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding.  Learners show this through their responses to a range of stimuli. It provides an opportunity for learners to take a personal interest in why Art and Design matters and to be inspired and changed by studying a coherent, worthwhile course of study and gain experience of the working practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries. It provides freedom for learners to experiment and take risks with their work whilst developing their own style.

Students can work in disciplines such as: sculpture, craft, 3D modelling, mixed media, paint, sketch and textiles.


Course content

Learners will develop a deep understanding of Art and Design and the ability to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others. Learners are able to tailor their course to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations in order to follow their chosen progression route through to Further or Higher Education or the workplace.

Entry requirements

Grade 4/5 or above at GCSE Level or Pass in BTech.



AO1 Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

AO2 Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.

AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

AO4 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.

Financial information

You may have to contribute to material costs for unusual items we do not have in stock.

Future opportunities

There are many careers for which an Art background is essential or relevant so students may wish to study Art to support a future career choice such as advertising, publishing, the media, architecture, museum and art gallery work, photography, film-making, animation, three dimensional design, ceramics, fashion, textiles, interior design, landscape gardening, illustration and the teaching of art at any level.

Further information

Please come along to our Post -16 Showcase Evening on Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 5.00pm and our options/information evening on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

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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: 08 January 2018
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    • UTC Sheffield is a state-of-the-art modern Technical College.  The building has been designed to inspire students and showcase their work. The venue provides an environment that is welcoming, spacious, exciting and adaptable to respond to the future needs of the College.  It offers not only high quality learning environments but also a rooftop, multi-use sports pitch and an all-day restaurant - all in the heart of Sheffield's Creative and Digital Industries quarter close to the main railway and bus stations.