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Art and Design - AS/A Level at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you looking for a career in art and design? Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills with a variety of techniques and materials? This course has been designed for a wide range of students who want an advanced level Art & Design course. It prepares you for Higher Education and employment, as well as developing your creative practice. The course is both rewarding and challenging, encompassing a wide variety of topics, detailed below.

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Our staff will be happy to help you put together your ideal programme of study.

Course content

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st language). Specific additional entry requirements will be discussed with you at interview.

Entry onto the full A Level is based on your performance at AS Level.

All students must have an interest in the field of art, craft and design, and be eager to explore a variety of media and techniques.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Assessment

In the first year, to achieve the AS level, you will complete a single coursework unit equating to 40% of the full A Level. This is assessed via a blend of interim assessment and feedback, with final external moderation taking place at the end of the AS year.

In the second year, to achieve the full A Level, you will also complete a 'Personal Investigation' plus 'Externally Set Assignment' which together will equate to 60% of the full A Level.

Future opportunities

Whether you study the full A Level or just the AS Level, the course adds to your qualifications and helps you to progress. You will gain UCAS points and be able to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions.

If you choose to continue your studies in this subject, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers a Diploma in Foundation Studies: Art and Design, as a bridge to Higher Education both internally and externally.

The Grŵp also offers the following degree courses:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Art and Design at Parc Menai, Bangor
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Photography at the Rhos-on-Sea Campus
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art at Parc Menai, Bangor.

Your career options would include working independently either as a designer or as an artist or craftsperson as well as the opportunity to enter employment in the creative industries for example in fashion, advertising, web design, publishing, illustration, animation or product design.

Other possible career opportunities include education, gallery/museum work, theatre - set design/costumes/make up etc., archive work/restoration, architecture, photojournalism and marketing amongst others.

Career opportunities

  • University level course such as a Foundation or Honours Degree
  • Employment
  • Continue with studies with a work-based qualification at the college

 

Further information

Programme code: 0014C03B

Bilingual:
This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Parc Menai
  • Pwllheli

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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