Art & Design A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College
If you have a passion for art & design and hope to study a creative subject at university or work within this field, then this is an excellent qualification for you.
The fine art course uses a range of materials including painting, print, sculpture, mixed media and digital imagery. The course encourages experimental art. Observational drawing is a major component and underpins all fine art practice.
You till undertake a lot of practical studio work and you will study drawing, painting, mixed media and printmaking.
The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.
We would expect students looking to study an art & design A Level to have at least a grade 5 in an art & design subject, or a BTEC equivalent. However, of equal importance is a genuine interest and passion for art, combined with an enthusiastic approach.
We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.
This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level.
You can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.
Career options you might consider are;
- Fashion designer
- Interior designer
- Graphic designer
- Furniture designer
Will I complete work placements?
You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or an internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12.Are trips and residentials organised during the course?
Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.Are there any links with industry?
We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.