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Art and Design in Fine Arts A level at The Bourne Academy

Course description

A-Level art will be exciting, creative, inspiring, demanding and fun! Creativity and the ability to take risks and use your imagination is the next big thing. Every business, no matter what type, realises that creativity and good design are vital for generating new business. Your creativity is not just a way to satisfy your artistic soul, it can open up the door to exciting career opportunities as well.

You will experiment with and investigate a whole range of media, techniques and processes, from charcoal drawing to Photoshop to screen printing to sculpture you just can’t have enough ideas when it comes to expressing yourself! The emphasis will be learning by doing and you will be expected to create imaginative, personal work. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own personal responses to ideas, objects, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. You will gain experience of evaluating and responding to other artists’ work; of using your own creativity and independent thought to express yourself visually; of taking risks, experimenting and of reflecting on your own work, identifying strengths and weaknesses and adapting and refining work to produce a final outcome.

Course content

Your first A-Level year (AS Year) will involve:

  • Completion of a portfolio of coursework which will be worth 50% of your AS Level and 25% of your full A-Level.
  • Completion of an externally set assignment worth 50% of your AS-Level and 25% of your full A-Level.

Your second A-Level year (A2 Year) will involve:

  • Completion of a further portfolio of work, worth 25% of your full A-Level
  • Completion of an externally set assignment worth 25% of your full A-Level

Entry requirements

You will need to have five or more A*- C grades at GCSE and you will need to have achieved a B grade or above at GCSE Art. You will also need a genuine interest and excitement for the subject and a willingness to commit significant independent time and effort in to producing your artwork.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to take higher education in Art and Design, through Foundation Courses at Arts Universities that lead on to full 3 year degree courses. You may then decide to join the world of advertising as illustrators, designers, typographers, or become painters, sculptors, textile designers, fashion designers, photographers etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bourne Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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