Art A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College
Art is a creative way of expressing yourself. Art is found everywhere, it is impossible to look anywhere in this world and not see an artist's creation or some aspect of art. It allows everybody to express themselves in their own way. At MDTC we are passionate about Art and support our students in their creativity to explore new and exciting ways of expanding ways of working even further.
The Art Department at MDTC prides itself with fantastic facilities, materials and specialist staff who work hard to encourage students to push themselves to explore the endless possibilities that AS/A Level Art can offer. Sixth Form is an exciting time for artists to specialise even further with processes and techniques.
This course focuses on the more traditional skills of Art and Design. Students are introduced to the ideas of 2D and 3D representation through line, tone and colour, based on figurative and abstracted work. Practical skills are encouraged at the same time as thinking and problemsolving skills, via set briefs that gradually allow you to develop a freedom of expression. Students choose to study Fine Art because they have the desire to explore the full range of media possibilities and wish to experience new and exciting areas of study. At least 5 hours independent study is expected every week. This should take the form of idea generation, project development and completion, as well as critical studies research. Students must have this level of motivation or they will find the course increasingly difficult.
Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.
Our students who apply to do Foundation Art courses are accepted due to their extensive portfolios of work. This will lead then on to Degrees in any number of creative subjects. In turn, this could lead to careers in the following, to name but a few: Curator, Artist, Sculpture, Fashion, Gallery Work, Installation, Community Work, Art Therapy, Architecture, Theatre/Set Design, TV/Media and Journalism to name a few
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.