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Art A Level at Carmel College, a Catholic Academy

Course description

Students are required to produce two coursework and exam units over the 2 year course. Candidates will develop a coursework portfolio based on given themes, such as “Music”, “Structures”, “Feast for the Eyes” and “Surfaces”.

The GCSE Art course requires students to work in sketchbooks, researching and developing ideas, towards a final outcome. All units of work will include looking at the work of other artists and designers, supported by visits to galleries and museums.

Teaching is directed at the needs, strengths and interests of the individual student. All units of work are tailored to allow the individual to explore original and creative solutions in any or several of the following techniques: print making, sculpture, photography and ICT, painting and drawing, mixed media and collage relief techniques.

Entry requirements

A grade B or above in GCSE Art is required. It is esential that you have a willingness to investigate and research ideas independently. You must be prepared to use free time in the sixth form studio and enjoy the practical, time consuming demands of this subject.

There is a wide variety of careers that you could follow with an art qualification; the following are a small selection: graphic designer, packaging designer, milliner, photographer, stylist, advertising designer, architect, fashion designer, video editor, film director, jeweller, animator, medical illustrator, children’s book illustrator, cartoonist, interior designer, stage/costume designer, fashion journalist, marketing manager, printmaker, fabric designer, camera operator, self-employed artist, or a teacher!

Future opportunities

  • Progression from A Level
  • Entry to a Foundation course in Art and Design at a regional college (Northumbria, Cleveland College of Art and Design, Q.E. , Leeds)
  • Degree entry into specialised areas of art and design careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carmel College, a Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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