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Fine Art A Level at Myton School

Course description

If you have an aptitude for art, are creative, imaginative and enthusiastic but above all, have ideas to communicate, then you will love this subject. You will also need to have good general drawing and painting ability and a sound knowledge and understanding of art media in order to succeed.
Exploration and experimentation at A Level are certainly encouraged and so it is important to understand that you will be trying new ways of working and taking a few more risks than perhaps you did at GCSE.

If you have a genuine interest in the world of art, from the old masters to the contemporary and you love the process of creating art, then this could certainly be the course for you.
A Level Fine Art is an incredibly rewarding course for motivated students, however you should be prepared to work hard at developing your skills and please remember that the production of quality work takes time. Success in this subject requires determination and dedication but above all, self-motivation, organisation and a love of Art.

Course content

You are required to work/experiment in one or more of these areas:

  • Painting, drawing and mixed media including collage and assemblage
  • Sculpture, including ceramic sculpture
  • Land art, installation and construction
  • Printmaking
  • Photography/Film

Entry requirements

At least a grade 6 in GCSE Art

Assessment

The coursework (Component 1) is worth 60% of the overall A Level.
The externally set task (Component 2) is worth 40% of the total A Level.

Future opportunities

For those who do intend to take the subject beyond A Level there are a number of opportunities.
Further study in Art and Design (Foundation Courses) at Art College is the normal route taken before being accepted onto a specialised Art Degree Course at University; however exceptional students can get direct entry straight from school.

Students who are looking to take up a career for which an art background is required might consider fine art, advertising, publishing, illustration, fashion, animation, architecture, theatre, film, design, photography, art gallery work or even education. The list and range of jobs really is endless.
The study of Art can also help you to develop transferable skills that you can take into any job or career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 January 2018
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