Why Study Fine Art?

Studying Fine Art will enable you to develop your skills and confidence. It’s about Making - Looking at - Thinking about - Feeling about - Knowing about and responding to the world around us.

Over the two year course, you will add to your artistic portfolio with many transferable skills such as planning, keeping to deadlines, selfconfidence, presentation and collaboration. These skills are essential for transitioning to university and working life.

The course is made up of coursework (60%) and an externally set task (40%) at the end of the second year. You will learn how to explore and develop your ideas and skills in relation to drawing, painting, collage and mixed media, along with the history and practice of Fine Art.

Why study Fine Art at Worcester Sixth Form College?

You will be required to participate in museum/gallery visits and any site visits related to practical work. We have guest speakers who talk about their own practice and also course leaders from universities to give an overview of the courses they offer. You can take part in regular exhibitions both in College and in the wider community.

Progression Opportunities

Students from Worcester Sixth Form College who have studied Fine Art have gone on to study many related Art-based courses such as Fine Art with Psychology at University of Worcester, Games Art at University of Coventry and Interior Architecture at University of Oxford. Many other students go on to study a Foundation course in Art and Design and then on to a degree in a related field. Others go into apprenticeships and employment.

Fine Art - Christine Henn

Christine Henn

Fine Art - Nunnery Wood High School
I enjoyed taking GCSE Art at high school which led to my choice to do an A Level in the subject at sixth form. Through continuing with this subject, I have been able to refine my drawing and painting skills, as well as trying out new mediums I hadn’t considered using before which gave me more confidence in exploring new approaches to different tasks. Although quite different from my other A Levels in Maths and French, I feel Art has brought a good balance to my studies, wherein I have been able to have a more creative and therapeutic experience. After College, I plan to do a Maths degree at the University of Birmingham.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Fine ArtGCSE Art and Design at grade 4 or above, or portfolio.Experience in observational skills and development.Art materials: £35. At least two visits: £30

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