Visual Arts Advanced Level Courses at Varndean College

Varndean College in Brighton offers a wide range of Visual Arts subjects at A-level as well as at BTEC level 2. The Visual Arts department at Varndean College was graded ‘outstanding’ when Ofsted visited the college in 2012.

There are a wide variety of courses to choose from, including Art, Textiles, Photography, 3D Design, Graphic Design and BTEC Level 2 Art and Design. Visual Arts subjects are also offered as part of the International Baccalaureate. Some students take one Visual Arts A level subject alongside their other A levels, whilst others choose to specialise in Visual Arts and take two or three Visual Arts courses, for example Graphic Design and 3D Design or Photography, Fine Art and Textiles.

You can see the full list of Visual Arts subjects offered at Varndean College below, so take a look through to find out more about what’s involved on each course and the entry requirements.

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A recent message from one of our old students:
Hi Jonathan,
After all your help and advice (see below!), I ended up at the University of Leeds studying Art and Design. I have just been awarded a First as well as a place at Central Saint Martins on the MA Material Futures starting in September. When preparing my portfolio for the interview I was looking back at all my A-Level work. You were a real inspiration. Many thanks for all your support and advice.
Best wishes,
Nathalie Spencer