Create programme - Art Route
The Art Route offers students a professional insight to the career opportunities available within the art industries. These include Graphic Design, Illustration, Gaming Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Interiors, Product and Furniture design, Architecture and Fine Art.
The programme consists of a selection of A-level and Level 3 vocational courses. Please refer to individual subject pages for entry requirements and methods of assessment.
What will I study?
You will select two core art subjects from:
- A-level Textiles
- A-level Fine Art
- A-level Graphic Design
- A-level Product Design
- Level 3 BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate in Photography
- Level 3 BTEC UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design
You will also study a level 3 UAL (University of Arts London) award in drawing. The other subjects you take will depend on your career aspirations. You may decide to study additional creative subjects, or choose noncreative subjects suited to your career plans. At interview you will receive one-to-one guidance and support to help you make your subject choices.
The specialist Create programme assists students with career pathway decisions including university application support, visiting professionals, opportunities to showcase Create work for live events and exhibitions.
Method of assessment
Information about assessment can be found on the individual subject pages.
What will I be able to progress to?
The Art Route supports progression to a wide range of careers including Architecture, Textiles and Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Gaming Design and Fine Art.
For example, students wishing to progress to Architecture could study A-level Physics, A-level Mathematics, Level 3 BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate in Interactive Mediaor A-level Classical Civilisation, alongside their choice of the two core art subjects listed above. Specialist advice will be given at interview.
You will need to pay for some of your own art materials, which are available to buy from the college. Research trips will require a small financial contribution.