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.


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,


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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