A Level Fine Art at New College Telford
You'll enjoy this course if you have an interest and natural aptitude for this subject and would like to undertake further studies in fine art, perhaps at Art College or in further education, at HND or degree level.
You will investigate and learn various skills and techniques that will enable you to work using a variety of materials with confidence and creativity. This will include using pencil, ink, paint (acrylic, water colour and oil) and print making. You will also develop a range of techniques, such as creating composition, colour theory, perspective, anatomy and working from life, whilst exploring tone, texture, shape, and form, skills which will help you in your development as an artist. You will also develop an appreciation of different ways of working from constructing, assembling and understanding pictorial space, scale, and structure.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language. It is necessary to show ability in art through either: GCSE Art (grade C or above) or Level 2 BTEC Art & Design at Merit grade or a portfolio of artwork to be presented for assessment.
You will create a body of work in either 2D or 3D that will answer the set question in a visually inventive way. You will need to look at the work of others, through observational drawings relevant to your intentions, take your own photographs, and create final outcomes with clear annotations. Assessment is predominantly coursework based with two practical examinations under controlled conditions. You will need to keep detailed sketchbooks and research information to support your practical work.
Students who have previously studied Fine Art have gone on to careers in Fine Art, Special Effects, Restoration, Animation, Art History, as Gallery Assistants, Teaching or setting themselves up as a practising artist.
This course combines well with Photography, Humanities, Media, Science (for those with an interest in architecture) and a wide range of AS Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses. No more than two art courses can be taken together due to the large amount of practical work involved.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.