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Art and Design at Greenshaw High School

Course description

The course is intended to meet the needs of students who wish to undertake further studies in art and design at university or who will study subjects for which an art and design background is relevant. Students begin the course with an eight week introductory period covering basic skills such as still life, clay sculpture and printing.

Course content

Eight week introduction covering basic skills such as still life, clay sculpture and
printing under the theme of shape and texture. Students must be prepared to spend
a considerable amount of their own time working on their art, participating in life
drawing classes and visiting galleries.

  • Shape and texture.
  • Contextual study.
  • Personal response.
  • Externally set assignment.

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE Art.


Portfolio of work.
Personal investigation supported by written element of 1500 to 3000 words.
Externally set assignment produced in timed conditions over 15 hours

Future opportunities

A number of students choose to continue with their art education, either by following a
degree or an art foundation course. Career pathways include graphic design, textile design, theatre design, print making, illustration, web design, interior design, jewellery design, fashion, sculpture, ceramics, fine art, art teaching, animation and architecture.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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