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Fine Art A-Level

What is A-Level Fine Art?

Fine Art is the making and study of visual art such as painting, printmaking and sculpture. The course covers a variety of different processes and skills, which can be developed on a specialist art and design degree course. Analytical and observational skills can be utilised in a wide range of creative environments.

What Will You Study?

Portfolio work, including:

  • Drawing (pencil, charcoal, graphite)
  • Oil Painting
  • Watercolour painting
  • Acrylic painting
  • Mono Printing
  • Lino printing
  • Etching printing
  • Acetone printing
  • Emulsion printing
  • Collage

What Next?

Students who intend to go onto a degree course in Art often take a year-long Art Foundation course after A-Levels, such as the one offered at Cardinal Newman. Students have progressed to places at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), The University of Leeds and Central Saint Martins, London. Others have applied directly onto the following courses, Fine Art & Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Architecture at Newcastle University, Liverpool Hope University and University College London (UCL), Printed Textiles at Bath Spa University, Product Design at UCLAN and Automotive Design at Aston University.

Exam Board:

AQA

Entry Requirements:

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE Art. Creative GCSE Design Technology subjects including Textiles, Graphic Design and Resistant Materials may be considered. Progression to the course via this route will be subject to an interview with a portfolio of artwork.

Course Type:

A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Digital Photography, Graphic Communications, Textiles, English Literature, Maths, Physics and History.

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