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Art and Design at East Leake Academy

Course description

The main purpose of any course in Art and Design is to develop an appreciation and awareness of the visual world, and to respond in a personal and creative way. This country is at the cutting edge of Art & Design and many of our top designers, whether in fashion, furniture, plastics, etc. are in great demand throughout the world.

The skills developed during the course will be varied. Among them you will develop a working knowledge of materials and techniques within Art. You will develop skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using visual imagery. It will develop your imaginative and creative powers alongside your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. Your knowledge and understanding of artistic styles will inspire and inform the progression of your own work.

The skills you acquire will enable you to progress into more specialist areas at a higher level. It will also give you invaluable skills of knowing how to communicate concepts both visually and verbally which are important elements in most aspects of higher education, industry and wider society. So whether you go on to study Art Foundation followed by an Arts degree, or if you are opting for Art as a 6th form subject before specialising in another area at degree level, Art & Design will provide you with a creative outlet, developing transferrable skills which are relevant to numerous areas of study and industry; from creative thinking, problem solving and visual literacy to independent research and presentation skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

Grade C/B in Art at GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Leake Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years