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AS/A2 Level Art & Design at Kingsmead School

Course description

Why should I study Art and Design?

Vincent Van Gogh said “The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.” If you wish to study a subject which will develop your skills to explore, experiment and communicate then choose AS/A2 Level Fine Art. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring an assortment of two and three dimensional media processes and techniques. You will be encouraged to respond to a diverse range of experiences in a creative, imaginative, practical and analytical manner. Sketchbooks, notebooks and workbooks are an integral part of the on-going development of each student’s thoughts and ideas.

What skills can I gain from studying Art and Design?

You will acquire the skills needed to create, develop and present quality work. You will complete workshops in observational drawing, mark making, experimental techniques and composition studies. You will understand how all these methods and principles are used within the art and design portfolio. You will learn how to identify and utilise primary and secondary sources. You will see how different creative areas are inter-related and influence each other. You will be keen to undertake creative and reflective experimentation with media and materials so you can explore the communication process independently and improve your own work over time.

Entry requirements

You would benefit most from a studying at this Level if you have 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at A*-C, preferably include Art & Design or a good qualification in Art and Design.

Future opportunities

The study of Art at this level can lead to a broad range of art related careers in two and three dimensional design and visual communication. These could include Product and 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Graphics, Photography, Theatre Design, Architecture, Fine Art or Teaching as well as all the promotion and marketing industries related to the world of design. The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

In addition the study of Art could be seen as complementary to students who are studying other subjects which lead to a career that involves an element of creative thought such as Architecture, Interior Design, Jewellery Design or Manufacturing, Arts & Heritage work, Theatre Studies, Media, Games Design & Animation, Photography, Arts Psychology, etc. Art also develops skills of analysis and realisation and are valued by employers in much broader fields.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsmead School directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014
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Key information

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

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