Art and Design (Fine Art) at Elliott Hudson College
Attain 5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).
Fine Art: Standard pass (grade 4) or higher in GCSE Fine Art or Three-Dimensional Design
Textiles: Standard pass (grade 4) or higher in GCSE Fine Art or Textiles
Photography: Standard pass (grade 4) or higher in GCSE Fine Art, Photography or Graphic Design
Graphic Communication: Standard pass (grade 4) or higher in GCSE Fine Art, Photography or Graphic Design
All work is finally assessed at the end of Year Two.
Component 1 - Personal Investigation
• 96 marks
• 60% of A Level
• NEA (non-exam assessment): portfolio of work, final outcome(s) and 1000-3000 word essay
Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment (non-exam assessment followed by 15-hour external exam)
• 96 marks
• 40% of A Level
• Portfolio of preparatory work, and a final outcome generated in a 15-hour exam session in the summer
Elliott Hudson College will not charge fees for tuition or examination entry (except for re-sits, where attendance is unsatisfactory or coursework is incomplete). There are no charges for course materials, although students are expected to provide their own stationery and any specialist clothing /equipment. Course books may be bought from subject teachers however subjects will also loan textbooks to students in return for a deposit. In the case of field trips, a contribution from the student to cover board and lodging, but excluding tuition and travel, will be expected. Some optional activities (e.g. enrichment, theatre trips, exchange visits, etc.) may have an associated cost; this will be notified in advance of the event.
Some applicants might not be supported by government funding for education (e.g. non-UK or EU passport holders recently arrived in the area): in these cases we do reserve the right to charge full fees for the course
If your family is on a low income or you encounter any financial difficulties in special circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the college’s Student Bursary Fund.
Art and Design subjects can lend themselves to a broad variety of future opportunities. The skills learnt and developed throughout the course are extremely important if students wish to progress onto Visual Art courses offered by Higher Education institutions or obtain a career within the creative industry. Career opportunities following on from these courses are endless, but some examples may include:
Fine Art: fine artist, architect, museum/gallery curator, printmaker, jewellery designer, illustrator, stylist, art therapist, arts administrator, commercial art gallery manager, multimedia programmer.
Graphic Communication: advertising, art director, animator, graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, production designer, theatre/television/film, exhibition designer, fine artist, interior and spatial designer, landscape architect, medical illustrator, multimedia specialist, photographer.
Photography: graphic designer, magazine features editor, medical illustrator, photographer, press photographer, television camera operator, advertising art director, digital marketer, film/video editor, media planner, visual merchandiser, web designer.
Textiles: clothing/textile technologist, interior and spatial designer, fashion designer, textile designer, further education teacher, higher education lecturer, industrial/product designer, printmaker, retail buyer.
In addition, the creative and critical skills developed through the study of art and artists, the ability to manage one’s own time across lengthy projects, and the drive to work independently, are all skills valued in any area of higher education or employment.
Detailed information about Elliott Hudson College can be found on the college’s website www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.uk
How to apply
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