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A Level Art & Design Fine Art at St Peter and St Paul, Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

PROGRAMME AIM:

A-level Art and Design provides students with opportunities to develop personal

responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

This four-unit specification, two at AS level and two at A2, requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills.

CONTENT:

Year 12 Unit 1:

 

Coursework Portfolio

Students explore a range of media for example painting, printmaking, chalk pastel and a range of drawing techniques.

Year 12 Unit 2:

Externally Set Assignment

Students must create a response to an externally set topic/theme.

Year 13 Unit 3:

Personal Investigation

Students specialise in their chosen theme.

A written essay is also required.

Year 13 Unit 4:

A2 Externally Set Assignment

Students must create a response to an externally set topic/theme.

Entry requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / SUITABILITY:

Grade B or above in GCSE Art.

Skills required include:

? Independence of mind in developing their own ideas.

? An interest and enthusiasm for art and design.

? The experience of working with a range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies.

? An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design practice.

? Someone who has patience, commitment and passion for the subject.

Future opportunities

LEADS TO:

Animation

Art therapist

Ceramics designer

Community arts worker

Fashion designer

Fine artist

Furniture conservator/restorer

Furniture designer

Glass blower/designer

Graphic designer

Illustrator

Product designer

Interior designer

Jewellery designer

Make

-up artist

Medical illustrator/photographer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter and St Paul, Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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