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A Level is a 2 year course
Standard Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at Grade A* -C/9-5 to include English Language and Art. A portfolio of work would need to be presented at interview.
Portfolio of practical research, developmental work and final outcomes.
This highly creative course aims to introduce you to a wide range of materials and techniques to develop strong ideas and communication skills. Utilising traditional skills in drawing, painting and printmaking you will combine these with a rich mix of digital applications. This course also allows you to specialise and develop skills in Illustration, Typography, Web Design and Animation. Gateway is known for an outstanding end of year exhibition which is open to the public. Your work may feature in this.
Gateway has an excellent reputation for its creative courses. Many students progress onto the highly successful Pre-degree BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or to a variety of high profile BA (Hons) Degree courses. This course will be valuable for students wishing to pursue a career in the visual arts and design industries.
There are a range of extension opportunities for students studying all courses in Art and Design. Students have engaged with a Live Brief, working closely with a professional Web Designer. We also benefit from a programme of visiting speakers and professional workshops carried out by practitioners that work in the Art and Design Industry. Each year students participate in creating for the Gateway Fashion Show and display individual Art & Design work in the Summer End of Year Exhibition (June).