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Art, Craft & Design A Level at WQE

Course description

This is a visual arts A level course which will enable you study 2D disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking and digital arts. You will also study ceramics techniques as part of the development of project work. The course will give you the chance to explore the many different aspects of Art, Craft and Design practice and its underlying theory. You will explore the work of practitioners to inform your work and learn analytical skills. You will be able to specialise in particular disciplines in the second year.
 
The exam unit challenges you to resolve an externally set project in the second year. You will have the opportunity to specialise 2 within particular disciplines in the second year.

Course content

This is a visual arts A level course which will enable you study 2D disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking and digital arts. You will also study ceramics techniques as part of the development of project work. The course will give you the chance to explore the many different aspects of Art, Craft and Design practice and its underlying theory. You will explore the work of practitioners to inform your work and learn analytical skills. You will be able to specialise in particular disciplines in the second year.
 
The exam unit challenges you to resolve an externally set project in the second year. You will have the opportunity to specialise 2 within particular disciplines in the second year.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course normally requires a student to have achieved Grade 4 or above in a GCSE Art and Design course or Grade 4 in GCSE Design and Technology (Graphic Products or Resistant Materials).

In order to fully support students who have gained a Grade 4 in GCSE in an Art and Design or Design Technology subject, or those who have not had the opportunity to study these subjects at GCSE, we will ask you to do a short drawing task as part of the enrolment procedure. This is to ensure you can successfully meet the rigours of the course. It would also be helpful for students to bring with them examples of their creative work on enrolment day.

Assessment

All components are assessed on the evidence in your Portfolio and sketch books. The marks you get for each component are added together to give your final grade for the A-level.

Future opportunities

The usual progression route for Art and Design students is to a Foundation course in Art and Design, and from there to a degree course. Each year a number of students successfully gain direct entry onto a degree of their choice.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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