GHS Art Department


Head of Department    Miss A. Mulholland                           

Teacher      Mr J Carberry                                         

Teacher      Miss M. McDowell


The Art and Design Department at Glengormley High school is an extremely vibrant, and energetic department. Currently we have 3 Art teachers in our Department. Art and Design is enjoyed by all Key Stage 3 pupils, and is offered at GCSE, AS and A2. During KS3 we experiment with many different Art forms such as sculpture, painting, printing and digital media.

GCSE and Sixth form Art are supported through the development of practical skills, encouraging all pupils to reach their full potential, which is reflected by consistently high results, and successful Art College applications.


To provide every pupil with a safe and vibrant space to express themselves through the medium of Art, where everyone is given the opportunity to learn and develop new and exciting creative skills.

Course Outline

Key Stage 3

We provide a wide range of opportunities available within the subject area, which supports pupils working in 2D and 3D, fine art and design. This includes:


  • painting
  • graphic design
  • textile design
  • lens-based media
  • critical and contextual studies
  • 3D design



Key Stage 4 (GCSE)


In the portfolio the pupil will create their own project looking at different topics and creating Art with many different media’s.



Pupils will create a new project based on topics provided by the Exam board and will create a final piece within a set period of 10 hours and that they must carry out under controlled test conditions.


Key Stage 5 (GCE)

The GCE Art and Design specification is a two-year course consisting of levels: AS and A2. Pupils will begin with their AS course, creating one final year project. They will then proceed on to their next year in A2 where they will produce one personal project and one externally set project. This will include set period of 15 hours and that they must carry out under controlled test conditions.







Moving Image Arts introduces our pupils to the world of film making, where they learn how to become independent film makers, learning roles such as Actor, Script Writer, Cameraman, Lighting Engineer, Sound Engineer and Director. This course is offered at GCSE and A Level. We also introduce MIA to KS3 through mini Movie/Animation projects.


Glengormely High School’s favourite Movie quote

“The noblest Art is that of making others happy.” – PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman


Career Opportunities



















Printer maker/ Photographer/ Textiles Designer/ Production Designer/ Set designer/ Art Curator/

ceramics designer/ fine artist, Furniture Designer/Fashion Designer, Architect, Television/Theatre/

Film, Illustrator, Community Art Worker/ Art Therapist, Art restoration, Make-up Artist/

Glass Blower, Exhibition Designer, Animator/Jewellery Designer, Museum Director.


Links to

Jewellery designer

Makeup artist,


Ceramics designer,

Community arts worker,

Exhibition designer,

Fashion designer,

Fine artist.