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Art and Design

A Level Art and Design has been designed for a wide range of candidates and provides engaging and innovative learning experiences where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding.

It is particularly suitable for those who enjoy a wide range of art processes as you will be introduced to practical sessions in drawing, painting, print-making, 3D processes, textiles, photography and mixed media with many opportunities to experiment with new materials and processes to develop your learning of the subject.

This A level course is great for those Learners with a passion for exploring creative art methods. The A level works off themed starting points where individual personal projects are developed from. Learners are then be required to develop their projects through planning, experimentation, research, contextual references, written analysis and evaluation and evidence this in appropriate formats.

There are 2 key components to the course:

Component 1: Personal Investigation – A large practical coursework project with an extended written element – 60% of the A Level.
Component 2: External Assignment – Learners are to develop a personal project from one of the set themes – 40% of the A level.
This course provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement.

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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What will I learn?

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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