Art and Design (Fine Art) BTEC Level 3 at Mildenhall College Academy
Students are given an art and design brief which involves solving a problem, producing a body of work for an exhibition or a piece for a client.
Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, to develop their own skills. The process when working towards a final piece involves: researching artists, research into how communication and meanings behind the work of others is the driving force to artists and designers, gathering primary research through photography and educational visits, producing work that is inspired by their research and experimenting with materials and techniques including – printmaking, painting, ceramics and sculpture. Students are shown various methods of manufacture and will produce final pieces that fulfil the design brief. Students work is then exhibited in the Sixth Form summer show.
For more information on this course or entry requirements please contact: Contact Mr Daniels/Miss Holland
The art department offers personal study booths where students can work in in their own time. The program is coursework based with extremely set controlled assessments. Students will complete a variety of core mandatory units plus specialist units in the student’s personal area of study.
Students are required to purchase their own sketchbook, an A1 and A2 portfolio, basic equipment such as pencils, rubbers and rulers. Additionally any specialist materials students may require for their own work. The Academy provides: paper, paints, screen-printing materials, clay etc.
Fine Art can be taken as an Extended Certificate which is equivalent to 1 A level. This course consists of 4 units that are studied over the 2 year programme. Two units are assignments written by the course teachers and marked internally and then moderated. Two of the units are externally set and marked externally. One of the external; units is a written task.
Fine Art can be taken along with Fashion and Photography to make up the Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course consists of 12 units that are studied over the 2 year programme. Eight units are assignments written by the course teachers and marked internally and then moderated. Four of the units are externally set and marked externally. Some external units are written tasks.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mildenhall College Academy directly.