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Art - Fine Art A Level at Bitterne Park School

Course description

Fine Art is an imaginative and creative subject that allows you to explore the world around you and how you interact with it. It teaches you how to be conscious and observant of your surroundings and better able to interpret, understand and change them.

Fine Art is the creative skill that applies to all of the visual arts. In doing this course you will spend time learning about art, its history, cultures and gain the skills needed to express them such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, mixed media, digital image manipulation and many more techniques.

You will explore a full range of media and techniques gaining skill and confidence in visual expression. An understanding of the fundamental elements of visual language such as pictorial space, composition, scale and structure, colour, tone, mark making, shape and form, will underpin coursework assignments and exam work in both AS and A2 methods. You will visit exhibitions and attend study visits to explore art from different times and cultures.

Why this course

If you are aiming to have a creative career, then this is a course that will help you develop in this area. It will help you to develop your skills with a wide variety of media; from oil paints to ICT based programs.

Entry requirements

Students should obtain 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, including Fine Art. If you have not taken Fine Art GCSE but can demonstrate at interview your skills, enthusiasm and commitment, you may be eligible for this course. For entry onto the A2 level, students must achieve a C grade in AS Fine Art.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 March 2015

Key information

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