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AS/A Level Art, Craft and Design at Bury College

Course description

In AS Level and A Level Art, Craft and Design you will work in the area of 2D Fine Art plus at least one of the following areas: Textile Design, Graphic Communication, or Photography. You may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas in order to develop your art and design skills to an advanced level. As part of your studies, you will explore a range of creative skills leading to further development in your best area. You will be encouraged to work in a variety of different media as stated in the individual subject areas. You will also have the opportunity to visit galleries.

Entry requirements

To study three AS Levels or two AS Levels and one Applied Qualification then the entry requirements are six GCSEs at or above grade C/4. These will include a grade C/5 in Art or a Design subject or a portfolio of your own work for discretionary approval and English at grade C/5 plus one other subject. A minimum of 9 grade points are required from maths and English combined.Should you wish to study four AS Levels the entry requirements are six GCSEs at or above grade C/4 including two subjects or more at or above grade C/5 and two subjects or more at or above B/6.Students who have not previously had the opportunity to study an Art and Design subject can be assessed for entry at the interview stage through the presentation of examples of their own artwork for negotiation, which must include evidence of the ability to draw from direct observation.

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

For more information please call our Admissions Team on the following numbers: 0161 280 8313, 0161 280 8314, 0161 280 8315 or 0161 280 8505.

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: 01 February 2018
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      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
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