A Level Fine Art

Work with a range of mixed media, predominantly exploring painting, drawing, textural and image-based collage, and print making. The course begins with an initial diagnostic skill building start to Fine Art where you will work on similar topics before selecting your own personal theme and area of investigation for the coursework unit.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    You will be taught in purpose-built studios with a dedicated print studio and access to an art study room when working outside of lesson time. Enrichment activities include trips to art exhibitions, museums, and university taster days. You will also have the opportunity to join our Art Academy.

    After completing the course you will be able to progress to university to an Art-related degree course or within Runshaw to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

    What will I study?

    You will be taught a wide range of techniques, encompassing, in part, oil and acrylic painting, mono printing, etching, screen printing, large experimental drawing and large-scale paintings on canvas, wood and metal.

    You will work in sketchbooks, as well as on paper, boards, and canvas on a variety of scales. There is an option to present part of your development work in a digital format and some students choose to display final outcomes in a sculptural 3D or installation-based style.

    As part of all practical projects, you will also complete:

    • critical and visual analysis of visual sources, to inspire your own artwork
    • drawing and recording: drawing from direct observation will be expected throughout the course


  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x Grade 5s, including Art & Design OR portfolio of work.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The course is assessed by both coursework and a written examination.

  • Progression Pathway

    Our students progress from A Level Fine Art directly on to prestigious Degree courses at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and UCLan amongst others. Some students choose to apply to Art Foundation from A Level Fine Art, and have secured places at oversubscribed courses at Central St Martins, Falmouth, Glasgow School of Art and Manchester. We also have our own Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course that students can progress to.

    A Level Fine Art leads to many challenging, exciting and lucrative careers such as Architecture, Interior Design, Art Therapist, Gallery Curator, TV and Magazine Art Directors, Practising Artist, Fashion Design and Buyer, Art Lecturer, Education Development Officer, to name just a few!

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