• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyEduqas


This course will give you the skills and knowledge to create personal and imaginative work. You will explore a range of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional media, processes and techniques and explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. This will involve using sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin work. You will combine skills from a range of art disciplines such as photography, graphics and fine art within this course.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

The course will compromise two units of work:

  • Personal Study
  • Topics Set by Eduqas

September - June

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least five 9-5 grades at GCSE (not equivalents), including English Language and maths. An average GCSE point score of 5.5 recommended (only GCSE grades for this score, not equivalents). A good grade in art GCSE or suitable evidence of artistic talent (eg. Sketchbook).

You will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material which will count for 60% of your total A Level mark.

In component 2 you will produce personal work which will count for 40% of your total A Level mark.

University Opportunities: Past students have progressed to study degrees in 2D & 3D animation, 3D design, applied arts, architecture, ceramics, digital media, fine art, games design, illustration, industrial design, estate design, development and management, games design, art history and art therapy.
Career Opportunities: Career opportunities include artist, graphic design, product design, fashion design, photography, education, art therapy, curating, illustrating, architecture and housing design.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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