I have chosen Fine Art as it is a great way to express yourself. All the tools and materials in the Art department are diverse and exciting, particularly as they weren't accessible in secondary school. You are also exposed to many new techniques in tonal drawing and painting; I have learnt so many new things during the short amount of time I have been here. Art here is diverse and there is no limit to what you can do, I don't want the course to come to an end!
I have chosen Fine Art as it is a great way to express yourself. All the tools and materials in the Art department are diverse and exciting, particularly as they weren’t accessible in secondary school.
Fine Art (A Level)
- Year 1
100% coursework, 1 component
- Year 2
100% coursework, 2 components
- Exam board
- Specific entry requirements
A minimum grade 4 in an Art subject at GCSE is required. Exceptions may be made for able students who can supply a portfolio of work at enrolment.
What Will You Learn?
You will develop skills in Fine Art through projects that encourage you to investigate, create and discuss ways of working. You will undertake primary and secondary research, drawing, sketching and painting, using digital software, developing ideas, reviewing and refining in order to create coherent final outcomes. This process will enable you to express yourself and also develop your appreciation of the work of others.
Component 1: Portfolio
This is a personal investigation component, which consists of coursework and is worth 60% of the A level grade. After researching artists, you will produce practical work, through drawing and painting, leading to a final outcome. It must be supported by written work of between 1000 and 3000 words.
Component 2: Externally Set Task
This is a component which is set by the exam board and it is worth 40% of the overall A level grade. You will have a choice of eight questions and choose one as a starting point. You will again develop your ideas through drawing and painting, leading to a final outcome. You will have 15 hours of supervised time to complete your final piece.
Where Will This Lead?
Fine Art is a highly regarded subject by all employers and universities. The Fine Art A Level helps you develop your creative skills and attention to detail and is ideal for careers and HE courses in all areas of design, Cultural studies, media, architecture and engineering.