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 exciting and diverse course offers you the opportunity to further develop your understanding of Art and Design, whilst exploring and expressing your own creativity.
COURSE DETAILS
On the course you will be able to experiment with a wide range of traditional and digital materials, media, techniques, 2D and 3D techniques/approaches, whilst developing your own unique understanding of Art and Design. You will have the opportunity to use a wide range of specialist resources, such as, digital drawing tablets, textiles resources and workshop spaces around the school. A-Level students at The Northern School of Art, will experience national competitions, visit gallery exhibitions, take part in live projects or working in the community to provide art work for local charities. These take place each year to give our students a real taste of a professional career in the Arts. Once on the course you will also experience talks by practising professionals from across the creative industries, as well as visits from specialist degree lecturers to help you gain insights and current experience of professional practitioners. On completing the course, you will have the skills and qualifications to progress onto a wide range of courses such as Foundation Diploma, Degree Pathways, Apprenticeships / Higher Technical Qualifications and 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.


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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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

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