GCSE Art & Design

In Carrickfergus

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  • Typology


  • Location

    Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    2 Years


handle a wide range of media and materials. develop their ideas using the visual language (e.g. colour, pattern, tone, form. etc.). practice processes and acquire skills (e.g. painting, pottery, computer aided. design, textiles etc.). learn about the work of other artists, designers and craft workers from our. own and other cultures.

Important information

Government funding available




Carrickfergus (County Antrim)
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Carrickfergus College, 110 North Road,Carrickfergus, BT38 7QX


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Course programme

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Art & Design is a two year modular course which aims to nurture and develop creativity and encourage personal expression.

What you will study

The course is made up as follows:
Two Units of Coursework (30% each) - 60%
External examination - 40%

The Coursework

The coursework has to be produced in TWO dimensions and THREE dimensions. One unit must have a FINE ART outcome and the other unit must have a DESIGN outcome. The coursework areas are:

  • Painting and Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Lens based media
  • Textiles and Fashion
  • Ceramics
  • Rigid Materials
  • Semi rigid materials
  • Soft materials
  • Mixed media
  • Digital Media

What you can do

You will have the opportunity to explore the following areas for your coursework and exam.

  • Drawing
  • Interior Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Textiles(fabrics)
  • Fashion Design
  • Illustration
  • Model Making (3D construction)
  • Printmaking Ceramics (pottery)
  • Jewellery Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Art & Design History
  • The art of other cultures

Career Opportunities

GCSE Art & Design can lead to a wide range of career opportunities such as:

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Computer aided design
  • Education
  • Floristry
  • Garden Landscaping
  • Hairdressing
  • Interior Design
  • Museum Work
  • Pottery
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Sign Writing
  • Theatre Work (e.g. Stage)
  • Architecture
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Community Art
  • Fashion
  • Film and Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Jewellery Design
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Photography
  • Printing
  • Shop Display

And many more........

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