Course Progress

Art progression routes

This section explores progression routes related to art. 

Progression routes related to art include a variety of subjects and courses in a variety of different settings. For example, you could study art and design, illustration, or design and technology as a college course. Or you could study fine art, textiles, or art and design at A Level. 

In terms of higher education there are a range of art university courses:

  • University of Cumbria: BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • Lancaster University: BSc (Hons) Marketing and Design, BA (Hons) Art
  • Edge Hill: BA (Hons) Animation

There also exists apprenticeships across all levels such as

  • Intermediate or advanced apprenticeships like: Junior 2D artists, fashion, studio assistants, and community arts administrators. 
  • Higher and degree apprenticeships like: Arts Council England Apprenticeship Scheme.

Arts based progression routes also might involve going to specific institution like Colleges of Art. These are higher education institutions that offer specialised art-based courses. These are practical based courses with opportunities to showcase your art in galleries.

Example institutions include: 

  • Manchester School of Art
  • The City of Liverpool College
  • Leeds University of Art. 

Transferable skills you might gain from arts related progression routes include creativity, good judgement, and adaptability.