Course overview

Art and Design A Level City of Bristol College

Develop your flair for art and design in a highly creative environment.

If you’re a school leaver and interested in art or the creative sector this course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.

This course is an option within our Creative A Level.

  • Creative Pathway course code: ALCREATIVE

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The course enables you to work independently and to learn how to be experimental and develop a range of skills and techniques, but also to be able to problem solve and think outside of the box.

You are encouraged at all times to be creative with your thought process and ideas that you can respond to and develop.

This course is for school leavers aged 16-18.

What you'll learn

As part of the course you will learn a a range of art disciplines and go on at least two trips to London each year. There is also a foreign study trip with recent trips including Amsterdam and Vienna.

At the end of the second year, you will take part in organising and exhibiting your own work in a gallery style environment for your friends and family.

Course entry requirements

For entry onto this course you will require 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above and English and Maths grade 4 and above.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn how to work independently over the course of the two years, the course is target led and you will be expected to meet your targets each week. You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course via a combination of practical work.

Future career and study opportunities

Following successful completion of the programme, next steps could be an Art Foundation, Art degree or creative apprenticeship.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18. There is no formal list of additional costs. However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning.¬†

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