COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 56 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

This course offers you the opportunity to discover how to communicate ideas and meanings in an expressive, inventive and very personal manner whilst at the same time exploring the real career pathways offered by this discipline.
COURSE DETAILS
The fine artists who deliver the course will help students to really ‘see’ the world around them and record their observations in new and exciting ways. You will experiment with abstract, figurative and symbolic approaches to visual communication using a whole range of approaches including drawing, painting and printmaking. On successful completion of an A-Level programme of study, you will have the skills and qualifications needed to progress onto a wide range of courses at foundation diploma level, degree level or to go directly into employment.
Our A-level students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities to support their understanding of creative arts and their future career and job roles. Students on the A-level pathways have also successfully taken part in national competitions, such as The Knitting & Stitching Show, created video content for the Department of Education and taught online to primary schools. We also think it is really important to explore the issues that impact on our students and recent teaching modules have explored knife crime, environmental issues and art, social media and its impact on mental health.

Our students progress to a wide range of different study and learning, including The University of York, Leeds Arts University, University Arts London, York St John University, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as The Northern School of Art degree programmes. On the A-level pathway, students also have access to a range of workshops and skills talks provided by practising professionals from across the creative industries as well as higher education and degree-level lecturers - each session provides essential advice and insight into planning for a successful career as a creative professional.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FIVE GCSES AT A*-C / 9-4 INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT MINIMUM C/4 GRADE PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF ARTWORK AND EVIDENCE OF WRITTEN WORK.

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

STUDENT PROFILE

SOPHIE SKILLCORN What do you enjoy most about your course? The amount of support we get, but we’re still encouraged to work freely and explore. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? The atmosphere and how we’re surrounded by creative people, it inspires me. What are your next steps? I want to do Foundation here after this year to help me understand exactly what creative path I want to go down and enhance my skills. What's surprised you about your time here? The amount of freedom we have and how it allows you to think more creatively and out of the box.

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