Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
A Level Fine Art is a creative course that encourages you to develop your skills as a practising artist. You will be introduced to a variety of projects with the intention to build on your artistic skills and develop your use of materials. You will build a portfolio of work as a result of this before consolidating your learning within a personal investigative project and an externally set assignment. The course will also develop your critical understanding of contextual sources to support and develop your visual artwork.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
*If you did not study GCSE Art and Design, or a related subject, we will assess your suitability based on a portfolio of work. For help and advice on building your portfolio of work, please click here.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide feedback to develop your visual artwork and written components (through one-to-one support and group critiques of work). The course contains two assessed components - a personal investigation portfolio and an externally set assignment.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.