Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This is a chance to extend your skills using a wide range of materials from drawing to sculpture. Artists are researched in-depth to ensure that your art work is knowledgeable and lively. This subject is for those wishing to follow a broad based Art course at a higher level.

You need to be enthusiastic about drawings, experimenting with materials and researching artists' work. It is essential that you are highly motivated to consistently work on your projects. It is not recommended that you study this subject with more than one other art related subject.

What does the course involve?

Components of the course include:

  • Drawing
  • Print making
  • Painting
  • Sculpture 
  • Alternative media: mixed media, installation, assemblage, video and performance art
  • Theoretical, historical and contextual studies in art & design

What makes this course special?

  • Fully equipped printmaking, drawing/painting and sculpture studios
  • Exhibitions throughout the course
  • End of course public exhibition
  • Regular visits to art galleries and to draw in different locations
  • Residentials to London, New York and Europe
  • Opportunities to enter national competitions and exhibitions
  • Workshops run by visiting artists
  • Well qualified teaching and support staff with a range of specialist expertise
  • Linked–in optional evening classes in subjects such as life drawing and jewellery-making to enhance your experience

Placements/Work Placements

There are often live briefs and projects that will see you working in the community outside College.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

A sample of your creative work will need to be seen at interview.

What are the assessment methods?

Your work on the programme is assessed by a range of methods, which may include projects, assignments, case studies, coursework, essays, and presentations throughout the two years. A final exhibition is assessed by an external examiner.

How long is the course?

Two years

Are there any additional costs for the course?

A materials fee is collected at enrolment and additional costs for residential trips, such as our New York residential need to be paid.

What are the progression options?

Many progress to Foundation Diploma to refine their portfolio before embarking on courses at university. Most students eventually progress into Higher Education courses such as Interior Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Education, Applied Arts or Art History.

Awarding Body

Edexcel

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