Close up of a student painting on a canvas


Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE Art at Grade 6 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.

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Why study A level Fine Art?

What will I study during the course duration?

The handling of paint and the mixing of colour are taught through painting from observation and imagination. Sketchbooks provide an essential opportunity to explore enthusiasms and interests, and to research and develop ideas through experiments with traditional and contemporary media and processes. Imaginative and self-motivated work is encouraged in order to build a portfolio of coursework. There are regular personal tutorials and assessments. Context and inspiration are provided through the parallel study of the history of art, both classical and contemporary, and through visits to the superb galleries and museums of London.

How will I be assessed?

The course consists of a self directed project accompanied by an essay this is worth 60% of the overall course and the exam is 40%.and will take place in the art studios over 15hrs.

Work will be externally assessed/moderated.

Career opportunities and Future study

Students will have the opportunity to explore the arts further at University as both an undergraduate and as a postgraduate.

Careers options include:

  • Fine artist
  • Art gallery curator
  • Art therapist
  • Art historian
  • Art teacher
  • Art lecturer
  • Art technician
  • Art restorer
  • Illustrator
  • Tattoo artist