Students opting for the above courses must have a strong
background and advanced skills in Art & Design (a grade C GCSE or
equivalent is required for either course). Students must be prepared to carry
out independent research, practical experimentation and fieldwork. A strong
sense of enthusiasm, work ethic, exploration and commitment are essential.
interested in studying for a degree in one of the Art & Design disciplines
such as fine art, digital media, product design and fashion design, can go on
to study on a foundation course for a year before choosing their specialism at
degree level. Alternatively, students can choose to apply directly to their
chosen degree, such as architecture, if already known. The department is
particularly proud of its ongoing success in preparing students for direct
entry onto Architecture degrees at the Bartlett School of Architecture,
University College London.
who are considering careers in engineering, science, medicine, law or business
who have a passion and flare for art or photography should seriously consider
studying Art & Design or Digital Photography at A Level. The focus on
problem solving, including rigorous academic research, visual and written
analysis, open minded experimentation and critically aware decision making,
equips prospective professionals with the attitudes, attributes and
transferable skills required for success regardless of their chosen field.