A-Level Art

Did You Know?

The creative arts is one of the UK’s biggest employers: one in six of all UK graduate jobs are in the creative economy.

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Two Year Course

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"A-level Art has given me a deeper understanding and knowledge of different artists (historical and contemporary) which allowed me to explore their techniques and styles to further developed my own work and help me find my inner style. This course gave me opportunities to improve my work but it also expanded my creativity and skill, enabling me to express myself." Juliana Grisina, lower sixth student



What do I need to study this course?

Grade 5 in GCSE Art or Merit or Distinction on a two year BTEC Art and Design Diploma. Students without these qualifications who wish to study Art should contact the department.

What will I study?

You will learn technical skills and study the work of other artists as a basis for your own artistic practice. Students work in one or more areas: drawing and painting; mixed media including collage and assemblage; sculpture; ceramics; installation; textiles. The course is assessed through a personal investigation, which involves a work journal, a final piece, and a 15-hour exam, with accompanying sketchbook.

What next?

As well as art foundation and degree courses, students progress to architecture, graphic design, textiles, fashion marketing, and photography. Notre Dame students have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including the Royal College of Art, and Russell Group universities.

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