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Art & Design A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Do you enjoy being inventive and making work that is personal and unique?

Do you want to develop your imagination and creativity?

Do you want to create something new?

If you can answer yes to these questions, Art and Design is an ideal subject for you. At l6fc, we offer a broad-based AS and A Level Art and Design course that will give you the opportunity to experience a range of specialisms before making informed choices about the areas in which you would like to focus. You will be able to specialise in areas such as Fine Art, Graphics, 3D Design, Textiles or Photography.

The emphasis throughout the course will be on developing your own ideas and creativity with constant reference to contemporary art practice and culture.

Course content

In your first year, we will introduce you to a variety of artistic and design techniques before embarking on a thematic project and a final examination unit.

In the second year you will develop a sustained body of work on your chosen personal theme supported by a 1000-3000 word essay.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.

Additional subject entry criteria: Grade C in GCSE Art (or related GCSE).


You will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and end of year exam projects.

Future opportunities

Art and Design is the perfect course if you want to go on to study art, crafts and design in subjects such as fine art, graphic design, illustration, 3D design, fashion and textiles, photography, film, animation or architecture.

Further information

You will benefit from being taught by professional artists in an outstanding Art and Design department. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study. You will visit galleries, meet artists and prepare yourself for work or Further and Higher Education in arts courses. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work both in college and in local galleries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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