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Fine Art A Level at WQE

Course description

The Art course at WQE is a traditional painting and drawing course. It’s important that you enjoy drawing and are prepared to develop your abilities by practice and experimentation, as good drawing is the single most important thing you can learn at this stage. You will learn how to build up a painting from the initial idea to a finished product.
Relating our work to that of other artists is an important part of our study and time is spent analysing and writing about pictures that are relevant to what we are doing. By finding out what sorts of things artists paint, we can make our own work belong to a long tradition of painting, and yet be really up-to-date at the same time. Students are encouraged to work towards producing ambitious final pieces which are mounted for display.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course normally requires a student to have achieved grade 4 or above in a GCSE Art and Design course or grade C in GCSE Design and Technology.

Students who have not had the opportunity to study an art or a design course at GCSE can bring a portfolio of artwork to interview and at enrolment we will ask you to do a short drawing task.


Over two years the student will develop their course work portfolio. This will comprise of two major components, a personal investigation and an assignment set by the examining body, culminating in a 15 hour controlled test. Each component is marked as course work.

Further information

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus

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: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years