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.

Lydia Wehling

Lydia Wehling

Fine Art - Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
I chose to study Fine Art because I have always had a passion for drawing and painting from a young age. Alongside Fine Art, I study Biology and Chemistry. Although this an unusual mixture, I have enjoyed having a variety of subjects and I believe it has kept my options open regarding my future. Fine Art is a great subject to study, there is always a positive and friendly atmosphere, as well as great teachers who help you to develop your skills. After College, I plan to move on to study Graphic Design at university

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance 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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