The broadest of all the individual specialisms, Fine Art A Level covers a wide variety of media and techniques. These include traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. However, It also covers more contemporary art including;

  • Installation art
  • Animation
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Performance
  • Digital imagery

You will participate in practical and theoretical workshops. You will experiment with a wide range of media in order to express ideas. All practical work is underpinned by contextual sources. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit galleries to engage with artwork first hand.

Follow the Fine Art Instagram account to see examples of student work  – @carmelcollegefineart

What will a Fine Art A Level prepare me for?

Students develop a wide range of transferable skills through studying Fine Art which is sought by employers and universities. For example, some of these skills include creativity, problem-solving, organisation and communication skills.

Students will also develop employability skills. Students participate in external exhibitions, competitions, work experience and workshops with visiting artists and designers.

Many of our students progress onto the UAL Art Foundation Diploma and then access Higher Education. Students have gained prestigious university places at Goldsmiths, Central St. Martin’s, Falmouth, Edinburgh University, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and others. Students have progressed on to courses such as Illustration, Animation, Fine Art, Interactive Arts and Architecture.

Fine Art A Level Entry Requirements

Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics Products, Textiles or equivalent. If you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors.

Fine Art Course Leaflet

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A Level Fine Art Course Introduction

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Exam Board Course Specification


Art students inspired by prestigious art college

Students exhibit work at Cloud Land

Fine Art students exhibit their work at Kirkby Gallery

Creative Careers Event Jan 2019


What Our Students Say

During my time at Carmel I have so far gained a lot of confidence and academic independence. - a huge part of that being thanks to Fine Art. On this course I find I have a lot more creative freedom in my work alongside the brilliant guidance of my tutor, which allows me to progress and improve massively. I have learned about many new techniques and media that I never experienced at GCSE, due to the vast and broad nature of A level Fine Art - you get to try so many creative areas. Carmel Art and Design has also given me the amazing opportunity to work closely with the Open Eye Gallery to eventually exhibit as part of a climate change exhibition in the form of photography. You really do gain a huge amount from being on this course.

Grace Sabatina (De La Salle)