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Fine Art at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why Study Art?

Studying Art is challenging, rewarding and satisfying and encourages the development of many personal qualities such as determination, dedication, perseverance and the greater understanding of oneself. It helps to develop the ability to convey ideas and feelings expressively, to appreciate the visual world and respond to it in a personal and creative way. It encourages investigation and experimentation and knowledge of materials, technology and artists.

How is it taught?

The GCE in Art and Design has been designed to ensure that not only practical artistic skills and abilities should be developed in any course of study, but also that the study of art and design and its various contexts should form part of any student’s education. Therefore, in addition to making artefacts, students should be encouraged to reflect on their own work and on the work of others. In Art and Design students should engage in integrated critical, practical and theoretical study.

What will I learn about?

When undertaking work in fine art, students will be required to engage with:

• a range of materials and tools for making fine art, including, where appropriate, digital media

• ways in which ideas and feelings can be communicated effectively through the organisation of materials and the formal elements

• concepts such as figuration, representation and abstraction

• various forms or presentation in fine art and the ways that audiences may respond to or interact with them

• the appropriate application of their chosen media and the ability to realise ideas through the techniques employed

• sustainable materials and production processes in the construction of work

• the potential of collaborative working methodologies in the creative process

• historical and contemporary themes and sources within the context of the chosen disciplines.

How is it taught?

1. Skills Technical manipulation of media; visual literacy, control of formal elements.

2. Recording and Research Primary and secondary recording of visual reference material; research and understanding of contextual references, relevant to intentions.

3. The Creative Process Exploring ideas, techniques and media, reviewing and refining throughout; generating ideas through investigation.

4. Outcome(s) Bring together investigations in relation to creative intentions to realise final outcome(s).

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

GCSE Art qualification A*- C.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015

Key information

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