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Fine Art A Level at Bristol Free School

Course description

Part of the joy of a school Art course is that you don’t just study Art: you make it. Those who are skilful, driven and passionate – and produce high quality, emotive work – are in a position to achieve recognition. The rapid increase of multi-media forms has changed and enriched the creative process and made it more accessible, dynamic and challenging.

A level Art and Design will provide you with the opportunity to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms

Art enhances fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, lateral thinking, complex analysis and critical thinking skills. No matter what career you choose, those who can arrange, present and display material in a way that is aesthetically pleasing will always have an advantage.

Course content

- Two externally set tasks which account for 50% of the qualification

- Controlled assessment 50%.

Through an interactive workshop and studio environment, there will be the opportunity to build upon existing techniques and experiment with a wide range of traditional and new media. Outside of the classroom, there will be excursions to document from first-hand; through drawing and photography, participation in life-drawing classes and visits to amazing exhibitions.

Entry requirements

Must include a B grade or above in Art and a passion for Art and Design.

Future opportunities

Please note that applications for Art colleges and universities in this field are different to the standard application. Students will need to keep an up to date portfolio of their art in order to present at interview. The Art department will support this through extra-curricular portfolio development sessions. Art continues to be a desirable option for those wishing to pursue ‘traditional’ creative careers, such as Architecture, Interior Design or Painting / Fine Art related professions. In addition, the internet has seen an explosion of exciting new roles emerge; with a surge in demand for multimedia artists, animators, and illustrators who know how to use technology to create things of beauty. Bristol is a city with a keenly developed artistic sensibility, from Aardman to Banksy, and tapping into this rich cultural heritage is a key part of the A Level course. A qualification in Art and Design is vital for all facets of the fashion industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Free School directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2017

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