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Applied Art and Design A Level at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

Studying Applied Art and Design at South Craven School will encourage you to develop and realise your true creative potential. You will use and understand visual language to stimulate your ideas and explore the styles and influences of different artists. Working with a wide variety of materials and techniques will encourage you to become more independent and experimental. The curriculum will enable you to practise and refine your skills and will include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography and digital imagery. Learning how to keep a visual diary or sketchbook will not only form an important part of your coursework but will become an essential tool in your creative thinking.
 
Personal development extends beyond the classroom and out of school education is an important and integral part of the course. Each year a range of visits are made to raise awareness of the work of artists and designers, which will support your learning and introduce you to professional practice. There will be a range of opportunities throughout the year and previous visits have included London, Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, New York, Chicago and Seattle.
 
This course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop a firm basis in the skills, understanding and knowledge that employers across many industries are looking for. You will have a number of opportunities to participate in workshops led by visiting artists who will also offer professional advice on producing a confident and personal portfolio facilitating your progress to higher education.
 
This course can be taken in conjunction with any other advanced level courses or equivalent. Many students opt to compliment their studies with either BTEC Graphic Design or A Level Textiles, giving them a broad art and design experience.

Assessment

Method of Assessment (Single Award)
The course consists of 6 units, 2 of which are externally set assignments. Each unit of coursework lasts approximately 10 weeks and is assessed by continuous internal assessment and external moderation.
 
Method of Assessment (Double Award)
The course consists of 12 units, 3 of which are externally set assignments. Each unit of coursework lasts between 6 and 8 weeks and is assessed by continuous internal assessment and external moderation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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