This A Level will prepare you for your future as one of the next generation of artists and designers.
The course offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of practical media, technical methods and a variety of theoretical ideas that are central to art and design in its contemporary context. It provides an intensive and realistic experience in a range of specialist areas and is organised in such a way that you are encouraged to build upon your previous experience while developing new skills, knowledge and understanding of your personal practice.
You will have the opportunity to study different art and design disciplines including 3D design, visual studies, textiles, illustration, photography, print making and graphic design. Each term you will work on a number of assignments and exhibit your practical work around the college with an end of year final exhibition in the city centre. You will take part in practical workshops, lectures, debates, gallery visits and independent research. You will learn new skills and develop experience in a number of specialist techniques and approaches from an experienced and dedicated tutor, together with a range of guest speakers. We will develop your creative potential while improving your understanding of visual communication.
You will train in our dedicated facilities which include dedicated 3D, graphics, fashion and print making studios together with a range of classrooms and facilities on campus available to you including digital recording studios, TV Studios and editing suites. Your tutor will be active in the art and design industry with a wealth of knowledge and experience to call upon enabling you to have the best opportunity to progress in your chosen career.
As part of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we pride ourselves as being at the forefront of education and training for the ever-changing art and design industry. Linking with local artists and companies and regularly hosting guest speakers allows all learners to gain current and relevant training which gives them not just a qualification, but the experience in the career they wish to pursue.
Arts Council England has endorsed the quality of our teaching and learning and links with employers by awarding us 'Arts Mark Gold'.