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Art and Design at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

Art and Design is an exciting and broad subject which gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of media and materials. The course will give you an excellent grounding to the subject, gaining a wide range of skills. Over the course of two years you will study the following: Develop your key drawing and painting skills, experiment with a range of media and processes, generate ideas and research from primary and contextual sources, record your findings in an interesting and creative manner, develop and refine your ideas towards producing final outcomes, develop your use of critical language. This course will complement other Art and Design courses such as Design and Technology and will lead you on to higher education to study Art and Design or any other area within the field of Creative Arts. It will give you the opportunity to produce a strong portfolio of work necessary to apply either for an Art Foundation or a degree course in Art and Design. Many of our students successfully progress to study at art school and beyond to careers as artists and designers. The AS course consists of 2 units, Unit 1 ‐ Coursework, and Unit 2 ‐ ESA (Externally Set Assignment). Both units will include sketchbooks and supporting studies along with your final outcome(s). For Unit 1 you will develop your key skills in Art and explore a set theme. You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to record, observe, experiment and analyse the work of others. For Unit 2 you are set an exam title to explore and have two months to prepare before sitting an eight‐hour exam to produce a final outcome. The A2 course also consists of two units, Unit 3 ‐ Coursework, and Unit 4 ‐ ESA. Unit 3 incorporates two linked elements: Practical Work and Personal Study. The theme for your Unit 3 Practical Work is a personal investigation ofyour choice. The Personal Study is a 1000‐3000 word visual essay linked to your Practical Work. For Unit 4 ‐ ESA (Externally Set Exam) you will be given an exam title to explore. You will be given 2 months to prepare before sitting a 12 hour exam to produce your final outcome(s).


Grade C or above in GCSE Art, or a Merit or Distinction in Art and Design BTEC

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years