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Fine Art A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

‘Fine Art’ covers a very broad range of both historical and modern/ contemporary art practice.

This course offers an exciting opportunity to explore and develop your personal creativity. It gives you the opportunity to work in a wide variety of media including collage and mixed media as well as more traditional painting and drawing.

You’ll also visit galleries and exhibitions to record and research artists work.

Course content

You will develop your own work and also be inspired by studying artists of your choice. As you develop your skills you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of experimental work which could include:

  • Large scale paintings
  • Drawings
  • Mixed media pieces
  • Printmaking sketchbook work

Completed portfolios must demonstrate the suitable creative development of ideas and outcomes in a range of processes, whilst referencing appropriate artists through written and visual work.

In the second year you will choose your own starting points for coursework and produce ambitious, challenging and thoughtful outcomes. Practical studio work is underpinned by a written and illustrated personal study.

The final timed exam will build a series of artistic investigations around a central theme and your success will be celebrated in the end of year show!

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and one creative GCSE such as Art and Design or Art Technology. Mature students may apply with a portfolio of work for consideration.

Future opportunities

Students can go onto further study such as an Art Foundation course and/or the wide range of specialist art courses offered within higher education. There is a diverse range of careers within the art world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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