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Art & Design A Level at Alec Reed Academy

Course description

A broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media associated with two or more of the titles in the course content. 

Course content

Fine Art

Students should produce practical and critical/ contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example: drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking, moving image (video, film and animation) and photography.

Graphic Communication

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example interactive media (including web and app design, game design), advertising, packaging design, design for print, illustration, communication graphics, branding, multimedia, motion graphics, design for film and television.

Textile Design

Students should produce practical and critical/ contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles.

Three-Dimensional Design

Students should produce practical and critical/ contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example ceramics, sculpture, exhibition design, design for theatre, television and film, interior design, product design, environmental design, architectural design, jewellery/body ornament and 3D digital design.

Photography: lens-based and light –based media

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example portraiture, landscape photography, still-life photography, documentary photography, photo-journalism, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia, photographic installation and moving image (video, film and animation). 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including a grade B in Art GCSE.

Assessment

AO1- Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigation informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

AO2- Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.

AO3- Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

AO4- Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

Future opportunities

Art and Design offers many different career opportunities including digital illustration, film editing, graphic design, stylist, product design and software design to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alec Reed Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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