A Level Art and Design

Studying Art and Design at Bellerbys College

Studying Art and Design at A Level will equip you with a set of transferable skills both for life and for a wide range of vocational areas. A Level Art and Design is perfect if you want to study architecture, art and design-related subjects. This course allows you to explore a range of disciplines before deciding which area you want to study at degree level.

What will I study?

  • Communication skills, especially the ability to communicate concepts and feelings
  • How to record from direct observation and personal experience
  • The ability and confidence to experiment, be innovative, intuitive and imaginative
  • The language and technical terms used in art and design
  • Research and evaluation skills
  • An appreciation of practical design problems and how to solve these

Where will this subject take me?

Students that have completed this course have progressed to university to study: Architecture at the University of Nottingham and University of Kent, Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 16
Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms
Start dates: September – Brighton only
January – Brighton only
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations: Brighton
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests
Academic entry requirements: 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

Please note that the 5-term April 2022 A-level intake has been suspended.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 100 universities in the UK.

International Year One

Students looking for books in the library

An International Year One course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in Brighton and London, this course prepares you for the second year of a related degree at university.