Whether you aspire to be a professional artist or designer, or you simply enjoy being creative, A-level Art could be for you. The majority of our students will specialise in Fine Art, an oft-misunderstood term. It actually refers to any work you might find in an art gallery, from disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, photography and video installation.
Although we don’t offer Graphics or Textiles as standalone subjects, the broad nature of Fine Art means your projects can encompass them. We’ll support you in developing your own personal artistic territory. It’s good for you to have an awareness of contemporary art practice, so we encourage visits to local and national exhibitions.
To study Art at Bilborough you need a grade C/4 or above in English at GCSE as well as in Art if you have taken it. A genuine interest in visual arts and some familiarity with contemporary art is essential and you should visit galleries regularly.
Our links with HE
Many of our Art students take up related degrees, working with textiles, fashion, photography, graphic design or interior design. We count among our alumni fashion designers, curators, jewellery artists, graphic designers, illustrators, sculptors, interior designers and photographers.
Our teachers are always happy to talk you through the best possible route to securing your ideal career. You may find it useful to download our Art Information sheet here – and do have a look at the Art department’s blog.