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A level Art, Craft & Design at Garforth Academy

Course description

The Art, Craft and Design A-Level sees learners in their first year complete a variety of workshops, then develop work based on one of a range of starting points.

Learners produce a collection of two and three dimensional work which develops skills across a range of media and techniques leading to a final outcome or series of outcomes.



Course content

Learners will develop their knowledge of other artist’s designers, craftspeople and photographers to inform their own practice.

In the second year learners develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme of their choice, which is supported by written work of 1000–3000 words. Their practical work should be linked in some way to contemporary or past practice of artists, designers, craftspeople or photographers.

For the controlled assessment learners respond to one of eight starting points set by the exam board. Work that is undertaken cumulates in 15 hours of supervised time to produce a final outcome following an initial period of research and development of ideas.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art & Design or Distinction or above in Level 2 BTEC Art .


60% Exam (Personal Investigation)

40% Coursework (Externally set task)

Future opportunities

Having an A level in a creative subject is an essential starting point if learners want to pursue Art and design as a career. After completing this learners can go on to study at higher education establishments to progress to a more specialist area within Art and Design, such as Animation, Advertising, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Special Effects for Cinema, Photography, 3D Product Design, Sculpture, Textiles and more.

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: 07 November 2018
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