Creative Arts A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) This can range from a community project such as set design or costume design for amateur dramatics to working for a larger employer like Derby Theatre, or the Derby Museum.There is also gallery work, marketing or photography for community groups, volunteering or exhibiting at local Art Festivals and of course direct commissions for friends or family.
Internal and External opportunities:
JWC MagazineArts Events and CompetitionsSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustSetting up an Exhibition
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Organisation and Discipline
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
- Creativityand Technical Ability
- Attention to Detail
- Communication (oral and written)
- Critique and Assess Work
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Jobs to do with Art
Fine ArtistGallery Manager/CuratorArt TherapistArt TeacherIllustratorArts AdministratorCommunity Arts Worker
Artistic Jobs in Other Industries
Fashion DesignerJewelleryDesignerArchitectInterior DesignCabinet MakerTattooistCeramics Designer/Maker/p>
Media, Film and Theatre
Web DesignerGraphic DesignerCostume DesignerMake-up ArtistLighting TechnicianSet DesignerArts Editor
Specialist Careers Information
Discover creative careers: https://discovercreative.careers/#/
Creative and cultural Skills: https://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Creative courses in Higher Education fall into two categories, ones that require an additional qualification called a ‘Foundation Art course’and direct entry courses. Apprenticeships are newer for creatives and may be more common to types of design or careers such as Graphic Artist. Both routes generally require you demonstrate ability via completion of a portfolio.
- Fine Art
- Interior Design
Specialist University Information
- Set Designer
- Graphic Design Assistant
- Furniture Maker