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A-level Art and Design at College of West Anglia

Course description

A-level Art and Design will help you explore a variety of approaches to fine art. This can include drawing and painting mixed-media, including collage and assemblage sculpture ceramics installation printmaking (relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography) moving image and photography. You will develop: - an appreciation of different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale - an appreciation of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form - an understanding of the conventions of figurative/representational and abstract/non-representational imagery or genres awareness of intended audience or purpose of artworks - an appreciation of different ways of working as appropriate to set projects such as under-painting, glazing, wash and impasto, modelling, carving, casting, constructing, assembling, etching, engraving, dry-point, mono printing, lino printing, screen printing, photo silkscreen and lithography - an understanding of how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts within fine art knowledge and an understanding of the work of others - knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary developments and different styles, movements and genres understanding of how images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were create a working vocabulary and specialist terminology that is relevant to fine art

Entry requirements

You will need 6 or more GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English language and maths, and grade 6 and above in your chosen subjects (where possible).


Year 1 Component 1: Portfolio Course work. 60% of marks Component 2: Externally Assessed Assignment Course work including 10 hours under exam conditions. 40% of marks. Year 2 Component 1: Personal Investigation Course work including written project. 60% of marks Component 2: Externally Set Assignment Course work including 15 hours under exam conditions. 40% of marks.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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: 02 August 2018
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