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A Level Fine Art at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

The Fine Art course allows for specialisation in an area of Fine Art or to work in different areas which contribute towards your coursework and externally set project. All projects involve research into artists’ work to help inspire the development of your ideas and put your work into context.

You will develop practical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media through personal investigation into subjects related to the world you live in. Fine Art is about developing your personal vision, developing your creative ideas and skills to realise your ideas.

Course content

Unit 1 Portfolio Unit

In the Portfolio unit we will be exploring drawing, mixed media, printmaking and painting. The course begins with a structured programme of techniques which you will then be able to take into your own personalised topic. We research local, current artists as well as the great masters and use what you learn from artists work to help develop your creative ideas.

Unit 2 Controlled Assignment

In this unit, your work will become even more personal as you select a brief and take it in your own direction under your tutor’s guidance. We will continue to develop the skills and techniques from the Portfolio Unit. This unit is a practical project where you submit your sketchbook of coursework as well as your final piece.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 grades GCSE A*-C

Grade C — GCSE English Language

GCSE/BTEC Art not essential but preferred


60% Portfolio Unit 40% Controlled Assignment

Future opportunities

Fine Art students progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2015
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