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Art and Design AS/A Level at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Course description

We are are a highly successful department preparing students to gain a valuable and portable qualification. Our objective is to guide students through a range of preliminary skills and techniques so that they are able to work independently towards a personal investigation. We successfully prepare our students for university which expect independent thinking at all levels. Each year our students are accepted on to courses at globally prestigious universities. We have a range of facilities across three rooms – these include: •Two etching presses •Kiln •Animation boards for film making, •SLR cameras, scanners, and studio backdrop with lighting, ink jet printers and various software programmes including Adobe CS6. •Sewing machines Materials for producing art work are usually provided but some specialist materials can be bought from the department at a subsidised cost.

Course content

In the first term there will be a series of workshops designed to help you develop preliminary skills. Once you have gained an understanding and experience of a selected range of disciplines you will be expected to work independently on a project of your own choice guided by your teacher. Throughout the course you will be expected to produce sketchbooks, note books and collect other KS5 relevant information to support your investigations. Regular gallery visits are essential to broaden your contextual understanding and to support and inform your research. Teaching is through group workshops, in the first term, developing into one-to-one tutorials and group assessments ( known as crits) thereafter.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade B equivalent in Art and a grade B equivalent in English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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