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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level Fine Art


A Level Fine Art offers opportunities to use your creativity to express yourself and record the world in which you live. You will develop your understanding of creative processes, your ability to observe and think, to solve problems and communicate in a visual, verbal, and written way. It will enable you to work independently and to make your own discoveries by exploring ideas, other artists’; work and different materials and techniques.

Studying A Level Fine Art gives you the skills and knowledge to create personal and imaginative work. If you have an adventurous, creative and enquiring mind and are excited by shaping and determining the visual world around us, there is a career opportunity waiting for you.

Fine Art course content:

• Drawing

• Painting

• Mixed-media (including collage and assemblage)

• Sculpture

• Installation

• Printmaking

• Moving image (animation, film and video)

Drawing and other materials processes.

Drawing in fine art forms an essential part of the development process from initial idea to finished work; from rough sketches, to diagrams setting out compositions.

Students should use a variety of tools, materials and techniques, as appropriate, for recording their surroundings and source materials.

Contextual understanding and professional practice.

Students should incorporate contextual investigation and translation as inspirational starting points for their development work. They will consider the work of others and use understanding gained to inform the progression of their own personal creativity.

When undertaking work in fine art, students will be required to engage with:

• A range of materials and tools for making fine art, including, where appropriate, digital media.

• Ways in which ideas and

• feelings can be communicated effectively through the organisation of materials and the formal elements.

• Concepts such as figuration, representation and abstraction.

• Various forms of presentation, and the ways that audiences may respond to or interact with them.

• The appropriate application of their chosen media and the

• ability to realise ideas through the techniques employed.

• Historical and contemporary themes and sources within the context of the chosen disciplines.

A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Group briefings, slide shows, practical demonstrations, visits to galleries, research tasks, discussions, group and individual critiques.

For much of the course you are working on individual, practical, or research based tasks. 1:1 support is available to all students.


Minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-4, including a grade 4
in an Art-based subject and English Language.

A general interest in the arts is essential and in particular, an interest in Fine Art .

A creative open minded approach to using fine art materials and techniques, and drawing from observation. The subject is mainly coursework based so good time management is also essential.

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Financial support

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How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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