King George V College


This two year A Level course covers a broad based area of Fine Art during which you will be introduced to a wide variety of possibilities which will help you develop your own practice as an artist.  As well as painting and drawing, you will be able to explore and experiment with other media including printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital manipulation and appropriate combinations of media.

You will work in an expressive and personal way and you will be engaging with social and cultural issues. You will be expected to develop an open and exploratory approach to your work and to develop informed opinions, with an increasing awareness of contemporary issues.

The Visual Arts are a major part of British Industry. This subject will give you a head start into developing creative problem solving skills that are useful in all kinds of work areas. Also, fine art is a good basis for other visual art areas such as Interior Design, Product Design or even Art History. Past students have gone on to work in Architecture, Gallery curation, creative media and television, illustration and the graphic design industry as well as working as successful full time fine art practitioners.


5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Art you will need a Grade 4 in an Art based GCSE (excluding Design & Technology). If you do not have GCSE Art you can complete a task set by the Art Department.


Working alongside professional and established artists from the Royal Academy of Arts will be part of the enrichment experience that you can expect whilst studying Fine Art at KGV. This will be complemented by a wealth of workshops, international gallery trips to New York, Paris and Barcelona, national visits to Manchester, Liverpool and London, and many more creative experiences.


The Art and Design department is located within KGV’s Creative Arts Building. Opened in Summer 2015, this £4 million building project houses specialist facilities for the Creative Arts including two spacious and bright Fine Art studios, two photography studios, a dark room, a textiles studio and multiple mac suites kitted out with the latest editing software. All studios are equipped with everything you’ll need to produce professional creative pieces and are available for Art students to use both inside and outside teaching hours. 


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