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Art (Fine Art) A Level at Wymondham College

Course description

AS Level

UNIT 1: PERSONAL INVESTIGATION AND COURSEWORK

Key skills are developed, introducing a range of experiences and techniques. Students are encouraged to pursue their own ideas and be creative in their use of  painting and printmaking techniques. There is a visit to a printmaking studio, where students develop key printing skills in a workshop with practising printmakers. All students present their development work in large scale sketchpads or portfolios, and produce a developed final phase.

UNIT 2: EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT

A theme is given by the examining board as a starting point for students’ own ideas. Students are encouraged to develop individual directions and explore a range of techniques. Visits to national galleries are organised to assist the student’s response to artists’ work. Work generated is presented in sketchpads or portfolios, with the final phase produced during the two day examination.

 

A Level

UNIT 3: PERSONAL INVESTIGATION AND COURSEWORK

PERSONAL STUDY: The personal study most frequently takes the form of an essay with visual content. Students investigate artists’ work that they find inspiring. Students themselves decide what kind of work they would like to focus on, and individual work is encouraged. Students have the opportunity to visit galleries through organised visits to view art work in order to support this part of the course.

PRACTICAL WORK: Students develop their own ideas which relate from the personal study. They are expected to use fine art techniques in individual and interesting ways.

UNIT 4: EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT

A theme is given by the examining board as a starting point for students’ own ideas. Work generated is presented in sketchpads or portfolios, with the final phase  produced during the three day examination.

Entry requirements

  • Students should have grade B or above in Art GCSE and a good portfolio.
  • Students applying for this course should havea strong base of traditional art skills.

Assessment

  • AS Level: Personal investigation and externally set assignment.
  • A- Level: Personal investigation and externally set assignment

Future opportunities

Students of Art can expect to be found in a range of creative careers such as illustrations, web design, special effects, graphic design, marketing and architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wymondham College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2016

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