We are A+D


We are A+D

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The art and design department at Holy Cross College is one of the largest and most successful departments within the college and indeed the country. 


We have over 450 students studying one or more of the 4 disciplines we offer. The art and design subjects you can study are Art, Graphics, Photography and Textiles and many students take more than one of these courses at A-Level.  We also offer a successful level two Photography and Graphics course.

This website has been designed to help guide you through the A+D subjects we offer at Holy Cross College. You will find examples of students work as well as galleries featuring work from the past 10 years. Please select from the subjects below, we advise you look at work from all 4 disciplines as A Level specialists vary to those at GCSE.

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A Level

This is the most open-ended of the Art & Design courses and enables the most diverse opportunities for exploration of materials, media and ideas. All projects begin with drawing, in the widest sense, and could develop into the areas of painting, photography, three dimensional work, mixed media, fashion design, textile and computer-based artwork.



A Level

The Graphics course gives you the opportunity to develop a personal and structured approach to project work. You’ll explore ideas and materials, develop your critical faculties in both practical and written work and acquire a high level of design, presentation and making skills.

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A Level

Photography A Level is a specialist course exploring the deep craft of Photography. It involves work in black and white and colour photography. Your work will also use both digital and darkroom photography and there will be computer-based work as well as handmade development work.

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A Level

Textile Design A level offers a diverse and creative approach to fabric and print development and will allow you to gain an understanding of professional contexts including; fashion, interior and surface pattern design.

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Excellence Programme



A+D End of Year 



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