Our Fine Art course develops you as an artist through exploration of painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, mixed media, digital media, installation and sculpting. With first-rate studios and visiting artists workshops this is one of our most popular and creatively diverse courses.
At the end of your first year you can choose to specialise in Fine Art or Craft and Design

Throughout your studies, you will have access to our dedicated Art and Design studios. The Fine Art studio is fully equipped to allow you to develop your skills and experiment artistically.  Visiting artists provide you with the opportunities to learn from working professionals to develop and expand your skill set.

This specialist course is about personal development of you as an artist. In the Portfolio unit we will be exploring drawing, mixed media, printmaking and painting. The course begins with a structured programme of techniques, which you will then be able to take into your own personalised topic. We research local, current artists as well as the great masters and use what you learn from artists work to help develop your creative ideas. In this unit, your work will become even more personal as you select a brief and take it in your own direction under your tutor’s guidance. We will continue to develop the skills and techniques from the Portfolio Unit. This unit is a practical project where you submit your sketchbook of coursework as well as your final piece.


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for 2018/19 entry

  • 5 studios, specifically equipped for each specialist subject plus a professional photographic studio
  • Digital labs
  • Annual Art Show
  • Guest artist led workshops
  • Well-established links with universities and wider creative industries
  • Regular trips such as Courtauld Gallery London, Manchester Gallery and Museum of Costume
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park visits
  • End of Degree Show Visits
  • Life drawing sessions
  • Art Award scholarships
  • Opportunity to progress to our one year Art Foundation Degree after completion of your A-Level programme

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

The Glasgow School of Art - Architecture

Higher Apprenticeship Playgroundsquad - Game Artist

Sheffield Hallam University - Architecture

The University of Huddersfield - Photography

Art Foundation Degree at Ashton Sixth Form College

The University of Huddersfield - Graphic Design

The University of Manchester - Architecture

The University of Salford Degree - Television and Radio

London Metropolitan University - Illustration

Kingston University - Architecture

The Manchester Metropolitan University - Illustration with Animation

The University of Salford - Journalism: Broadcast

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : EDUQAS
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% non examined assessment

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