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Art & Design (Fine Art) AS & A Level at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This subject is a general programme which covers all the core elements of Art & Design. It is designed to allow maximum opportunity to explore your chosen themes. Good working methods are encouraged to enable you to work in a professional and creative way.

Drawing is seen as a fundamental part of the course as is critical studies. We make full use of the Museums and Art Galleries on Merseyside to increase greater knowledge and understanding of the subject. The AS and A2 is studied over 1 year on a part time basis. The course is fine art endorsed which means students will produce work that is within the fine art specialist area which includes drawing and painting.

For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of four A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 18 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.

Students who successfully complete AS with grades A-C will be able to apply for the second year, A2 element of the programme.

To gain a full A2 qualification in Art and Design, students must undertake the same endorsement at both AS and A2.

Entry requirements

The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well.

You must achieve a minimum 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's at GCSE (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)

All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school. For mature students entry requirements may be flexible.

Future opportunities

At the end of the course students will be encouraged to progress to higher level courses leading to a range of opportunities for successful careers in Art & Design. Students who study this subject also study a range of other academic AS subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.