Why study art and design?
Art is a journey not a destination. Art is a place where you can be creative and develop your own original way of working. Pushing boundaries through experimentation and refining ideas by looking at the work of other artists, allows you to develop as an artist. An appreciation and understanding of art will enrich your life.
The course provides opportunities to work in graphic design, photography, painting and drawing, 3D media including ceramics and modelling, metalwork and textiles.
What our students say
“Art has made me look at aspects of the world from a different perspective and has given me an appreciation for other artist’s talents.” Emma
“Art is different to other subjects because it allows you to express yourself without confinement.” Florence
“It is a beautiful chaos.” Vidya
Grade B/6 in an art-related subject at GCSE.
- Fashion management
- Illustration and graphic design
- Textile design
- Product design
- Multimedia/Game design
- Fashion design
- Graphic design
- Fashion and media journalism
- Interior design
The A-level course
|Unit||% of A-level course||Content|
|Personal investigation||60||Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.|
|Externally set assignment||40||This is a practical component only and begins on 1 February of the second year of study. Students will be given a choice of eight questions to be used as a starting point to develop a personal response. At the end of the assignment, students have a supervised time of 15 hours and must complete a finished outcome.|
Alumni – where are they now?
- Sonny (2018)- Leeds College of Art- foundation
- Bushra (2018)- Cambridge- Architecture
- Georgia (2018)- working and exhibiting as a freelance artist
- Robert (2017)- Liverpool- Architecture
- Nina (2013)- graduated 2017 Glasgow School of Art. Winner of the New Designers Awards 2017
- Art and design
- Business studies
- Classical civilisation
- Computer science
- Design technology
- Drama and theatre studies
- English language
- English literature
- Government and politics
- Physical education
- Religious studies