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Art and Design Mixed Media A Level at Harrow College

Course description

This Mixed Media course is a great companion to all other art subjects. It is a broad-based course exploring practical, critical and contextual work through a range of mixed media processes.

Course content

You will begin with introductory research activities which include visits to galleries and museums, where you will explore a variety of materials and techniques. You can choose to focus on two specialist areas of study to suit your individual interests and abilities. You will be studying in two specialist design studios : a mixed media and graphics/photography studio. In the second year, you will embark on a personal investigation that leads to a portfolio of design ideas.

You will be set projects during the course which are intended to help you to manage your time and assist you with developing a range of skills. You will need to complete sketch books and keep a journal as well as produce a range of finished pieces of work. You should show, among other evidence, how you have explored the use of resources and materials in your work, records of your ideas and thoughts, research into relevant artists, collections of materials you found visually exciting and stimulating and the development of your own ideas towards a personal outcome.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C in National Curriculum subjects, including English and Maths and Art or Design Technology and including at least 2 grades at A/B.


The A level course is delivered over 2 years and will be assessed in Year 2. The first year will focus on development of skills that will help you to achieve success in meeting the requirements of the assessment in Year 2. There are two assessed parts comprising of: a personal investigation that is supported by a written element and will count for 60% of your total A level marks and personal response to a selected starting point which will count for 40% of your total A level.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

The course can result in degree opportunities and careers ranging from Photography, Fashion, Textile Design, Interior Design, Illustration and Graphic Design.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

Pencils, rulers, rubbers, general drawing equipment.

Additional costs:

£60 materials levy per year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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