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The unendorsed route will enable students to explore a range of two or three dimensional approaches to their studies, either as freestanding or related experiences.

Qualifications to start the course

Basic entry requirements for all A-Level subjects are a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grade 6 (legacy grade B), with Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics. Students have met basic entry requirements for A-Level study but have not previously studied Art, or not achieved a grade 6 in Art, can still apply with the submission of a portfolio or artwork.

Description of the subject

Art and design, through individual development, provides opportunities for personal expression, imagination, conceptual thinking, developing powers of observation and analytical skills. You will be expected to respond to visual stimuli in a range of media and demonstrate your creativity.

Work produced for this qualification will demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills, and give visual forms to thinking, feeling and observation, design and ideas.

What you will do

Future prospects

Architecture, Fine Art, Theatre Design, Product and Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion & Textile Design, Illustration, Animation, Television, Film Industry, Web Design provide you with a portfolio for entry to a foundation course.