History of Art: Critical and Contextual Studies A level at City and Islington College
The story of beauty and the story of art changes with every generation and era. Gain a new appreciation of the art you love, and learn about its social background, in this testing but fun two-year course.
You will study art history and contemporary art, from painting, sculpture and textiles to photography, film and architecture. We will analyse themes and issues, and consider the historical, sociological and philosophical factors which influence our understanding of art.
We will explore how ideas of beauty change in different cultures and periods, as well as consider how artists have interpreted the idea of utopia. During the second year you will apply your knowledge and interest from the first year to iconic art movements. The course involves many trips and visits to London galleries and museums.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses which are based on your GCSE results.
- In addition, you must achieve at least a grade B and a grade C in at least two written subjects e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Religious Studies (full course), English Language.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
Assessment is by written exam and coursework assignment.
Taken with another Art-based A Level, this course is the ideal route into Art College, a University Arts Degree or a vocational training course in Art and Design.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.