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Arts Award at The Elmgreen School

Course description

Is this course for me?
Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3, and develops young people’s creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points). Gold has been designed for young people aged 16 to 25.

What will I learn?
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. You will develop skills in leadership, communication, planning and teamwork.

Course content

What will I study?
Unit 1: personal arts development: Young people broaden and extend their own arts activity, and learn how their practice relates to the arts sector as a whole. They develop in their chosen art form and produce a new work which either integrates or is influenced by a new art form or genre. Young people attend arts events, work with professional artists and arts organisations, and investigate and form a personal view on an issue within the arts.

Unit 2: arts projects leadership: As an individual or as a member of a team, young people are responsible for the planning, organisation, promotion, delivery and review of a project for a public audience. If working in a team, each young person’s role must include their individual responsibility for the project outcome and allow them to demonstrate and evidence the required knowledge and understanding for each section.

Future opportunities

Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows young people’s level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills. The Gold Arts Award is the highest recognition of students abilities as a creative arts leader. At Gold level, you are working as an arts practitioner while broadening your horizons within the arts world. Working at this level will extend your creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills, and will support your progression through any education, training or career pathway.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 June 2015
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