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Fine Art – A Level

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About the course

Investigate and develop a broad range of skills and techniques to work with a variety of materials with confidence and creativity. You’ll explore pencil, ink, paint (acrylic, water colour and oil) along with print making. You’ll also develop a range of drawing and painting techniques, such as creating composition, perspective, colour theory, anatomy and working from life, and discover an appreciation of different ways of working. Assessment is mainly coursework based with a practical examination under controlled conditions.

Topics and units


Work placement opportunities:
British Ironwork Centre, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Degree in fine art, or jobs in graphic design, media advertising, interior design, photography
Aspirational careers: Jewellery designer, TV or film animator, concept artist, museum or gallery curator

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths. Must show an ability in art either through GCSE Art (grade 4 or above) or Level 2 BTEC Art & Design at merit grade or a portfolio of artwork to be presented for assessment

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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19 June 2024
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24 June 2024
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25 June 2024
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