Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language. You do not need any previous experience, but enthusiasm and a high level of commitment and curiosity are essential to succeed over the two-year course.
This A Level will enable you to progress onto Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, which will allow you to build on your portfolio – and then onto a degree in this field. Alternatively, you can use your A Levels to apply for any degree level course, apprenticeship or relevant employment.
Studying a visual arts subject can lead to a range of careers, including: a photographer, picture editor, gallery curator, post-production, graphic design, packaging, illustration, film making, media, fine art, animation, architecture and interior design.
This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. Live client briefs, competitions, exhibitions and visiting speakers will enhance your creativity, alongside your technical, networking and team working skills.
If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.
We supply most resources, but you will need to buy some additional materials to develop and present your assessed portfolio work.
Some trips will also incur travel and entrance fees, but costs are kept to a minimum.
If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470