Fine Art

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Reasons to study this course

  • You enjoy an experimental approach to using a wide range of media including painting, print, mixed media and digital imagery.
  • You are keen to explore observational drawing.
  • You will develop your creative understanding and can be useful in many fields of learning as well as a range of careers.
  • You are interested in advertising, architecture, industrial or product design, history of art, teaching and work in the creative industries.

What you will need to study this course

  • commitment to Art and Design
  • willingness to work hard
  • excited to produce work that is personal and unique
  • interest in the understanding of, and commitment to, the subject

What you will study

Year 1 (AS) – one unit coursework, consisting of three projects. These projects explore rural and urban environments, personal space and a mock examination question.

Year 2 (A-Level) – comprises of a personal creative investigation unit and an exam course work unit. A-Level students will exhibit their work professionally in the Priestley summer show.

How you will be assessed

Informal assessment throughout. Formal assessment at the end of each unit. At the end of the course, you will exhibit all your work. It will then be assessed and externally moderated.

Priestley Extra

As well as research trips and gallery visits, we invite speakers from universities and from industry to talk about career possibilities.


Students can progress directly onto Art and Design-related degree courses at university after they have completed their A-Levels. However, universities can prefer students to take an Art Foundation course to broaden their experience prior to starting a degree.

View our Summer show

Work from all our Art & Design courses is posted in an online gallery. You can take a look at it here.

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