Art and Design

Overview of the course

The WJEC AS and A level specification in Art and Design has been designed to provide engaging and innovative creative learning experiences, where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding.

This unitised specification provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills at AS, which offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement at A level.

This course gives learners the opportunity to follow a programme of study which extends experience and personal response as well as developing imagination and critical and reflective thinking. The ability to innovate, adapt and work independently, which underlies all aspects of the specification, is valued by higher education and employers alike. Whichever title or combination of endorsed titles is followed, the specification encourages creativity, sustained investigation and analysis, experimentation, and design and making as a means of developing technical and expressive skills.



Being a successful Artist can mean many things. It might mean producing a beautiful painting or piece of sculpture. But it could just as easily mean designing the box of a new breakfast cereal or even taking a high-speed photo of a new piece of technological equipment in use.

Few people earn their living by producing 'works of art'. But many are able to use their artistic talents in a wide range of 'creative' jobs.

Although Artists and Designers work in different ways, with different materials and for different purposes, they all use creative skills in their work. There is a wide range of possible careers available in art and design.

Key info

Most courses are two years long unless otherwise stated.

  QiW Code: C00/0723/0

  Language: En

  Qualification: A Level

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