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Art: Fine Art at The Vale Academy

Course description

The main purpose of any course in art and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a personal and creative way. The skills you will explore will be varied. Amongst them you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art and learn the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using art and design.

You will improve your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.

Entry requirements

Preferably 5 GCSE's grade A-C including Art/p

The best foundation for success in AS and A-Level Art is a good grade at GCSE or BTEC. However, this isn’t a requirement. If you have an aptitude for the subject, if you are creative or ‘good at drawing’, you may have the basic skills to succeed. However, AS/A-Level Art is not an easy option and you should be prepared to work hard at developing your abilities.

You should have an understanding of the basic elements of art - colour, tone, form etc. and also some understanding of the place of art and design in the world - its history and its purpose. Above all, you should have an interest in creating and understanding art and the determination to develop that interest.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Vale Academy directly.

Last updated date: 22 May 2014

Key information

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