A-Level Fine Art

The UK Arts industry is regarded as the best in the world. Many multinational companies use British artists and designers by studying Fine Art you will show Universities and employers that you are a talented, creative, motivated, self-reliant and an expressive person, skills which can be adapted to all areas of study and work.

Studying Fine Art can lead to careers in areas such as: Illustration, Architecture and Architectural Drafting, Graphic design, Website design, Product design, Advertising, design and many others.

A-Level Art and Design Exam Board: AQA

The Arts industry in Britain is now a bigger area of employment than manufacturing and Industry.

AS

Component 1 – Coursework Portfolio
You will produce a portfolio of work, using a variety of media/materials which will develop your own personal style, and area of expertise. You will be required to show an understanding of contemporary and historic art sources and produce your own responses.

Component 2 – Externally set Assignment
You will produce a body of work related to a topic chosen from an exam question and complete a final piece of work over one day.

A2

Component 1 – Personal Investigation
You will produce a personal investigation of a certain aspect of Art which you have chosen. This includes practical work within a chosen specialism, focussing on your own area of expertise developed at AS and a written element of at least 1000 words; this can be in the form of notes, relating your work to that of other Artists.

Component 2 – Externally set Assignment
You will produce a body of work related to a topic chosen from an exam question and complete a final piece of work over three days.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 and above in Art or Graphics GCSE