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Art and Design A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

You will have a genuine interest and ability in art and design and will enjoy using your creative skills to develop and produce original work, inspired by the work of the best artists and designers.

Many students go on to study art and design at university, and develop successful careers in the creative industries. For others it is a passion that complements their other A levels.

Investigating the work of artists and designers will strengthen your grasp of the visual language that they all use to express themselves. You will experiment with a wide range of media and techniques to enhance your practical skills. You’ll develop personal responses to broad themes, always working from relevant visual sources. You’ll test a series of ideas before producing a well-considered outcome.

The teaching is very student centred, encouraging independence and focused on understanding the creative process with a range of workshops to develop new skills and media. Work is displayed around College and is often displayed in outside exhibitions shows.

Entry requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.

Subject Specific

To study art and design at this level you need a grade B or better in GCSE art and design (any endorsement).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.