A Level in Art and Design – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time subject

Course Overview

This course is designed for creative people with an artistic flair and a keen eye for detail. Art and design is a broad subject which incorporates lots of different styles and techniques. During the course you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your individual interests and future career goals. You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of contextual and cultural art, and have the chance to build a collection of work for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject.

Course Content

Modules include: Art, craft and design, Fine art, Graphic communication, Textile design, 3D design

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including maths and English and at least one grade 6 in a written subject. A grade 6 in art and a portfolio is required.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio
  • practical assignments


Upon successful completion of this course, you can choose to progress on to further study at university or enter employment.