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Art and Design A Level at Carisbrooke College

Course description

Are you creative, do you love the buzz you get when you have a new idea, are you visually aware and notice beauty in everything around you? Do you have opinions, are you articulate and passionate? Can you solve problems, do you consider new ways of doing things that may be better, do you have good technical ability when drawing/painting or even better both and are you ready to challenge yourself and your teachers?

Course content

Art and Design is a flexible and adaptable A Level for anyone with a real interest in the visual Arts. We will support you to develop into an independent and resourceful student whilst supporting you to learn new skills and attitudes. Your work can be realised through the full range of conventional and digital skills, all we ask is that you work with commitment, energy, initiative, growing independence and that you meet deadlines.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements into the VI Form are a minimum of 5 A*-C Grades (or equivalent Level P9 - P5 English & Mathematics) at GCSE for A levels/Level 3 courses.

Most subjects have specific entry requirements, which can be found below. If you do not meet these requirements, an interview will be necessary with the subject leader and parents or carers to determine your suitability for the course and a trial period may be agreed. B - Art & Design/Fine Art C or P5 - English.

Future opportunities

Qualifications in Art and Design will support further study at Foundation or Degree level specialising in: fashion, textiles, graphics, illustration, animation, media and advertising, film making, 3D design and more. Our students leave us to study degree level courses in Film-Production, Photography, Graphics, Illustration, Animation, Marine Photography and Textiles to name a few. If Art has not been studied to GCSE, an interview with a potfolio is required. This needs to show your ability to draw from observation.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years