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Fine Art A level at Havant Sixth form College

Course description

Fine Art allows students to develop a diverse and creative portfolio, which can be suitable to support numerous future applications to both university and professional life. Studying Fine Art gives you the chance to explore your ideas through a variety of processes and media. You will continue to expand on prior learning, building upon your technical and practical knowledge of drawing, colour, material explorations and resolving outcomes. You will generate a broad-ranging and personal portfolio reflective of your own interests and specialisms. 

Course content

This course is very broad and allows you to expand your thinking alongside your practical explorations as you develop your use and understanding of visual language. You’ll explore a range of media and applications, experiencing both two and three dimensions. You will be able to generate ideas through the following: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Digital Processes and Lens Based Applications. Your studio work will be supported by independent research of Art and contextual subjects and first hand recording of your chosen subject matter.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for an A level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Laguage and Mathematics.

Students accepted onto art based courses would normally have a full GCSE in Art & Design at grade 4 or above. It may be possible to start without a GCSE in Art by submission of a portfolio at interview.


Coursework and end of year exam projects. This is a two year A Level.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of a Fine Art A Level can be a stepping stone to visual pathways at Higher Education or to a BTEC Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (FAD). The FAD course can be studied within Havant Sixth Form College as a natural progression from A Level.

Further information

You will be able to make use of the extensive workshop and studio facilities whilst working with teachers who are practising artists. You will be able to participate in life-drawing in Year Two, local, national and international gallery visits, artist’s workshops and public art projects. You are able to study Fine Art alongside other art based courses as part of a ‘double art’ programme.

You will need a specialist ‘portfolio’ interview with a member of the Art Department if you wish to apply for a double Art & Design programme. Full support and portfolio building is given to potential Higher Education and Pre-Degree Foundation students. At the end of the course you will be able to showcase your work in a high-profile public exhibition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havant Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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