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A Level Art and Design (Fine Art) at The King's Academy

Course description

This course is primarily an Art & Design based course that encompasses every aspect of expressive drawing and design. Opportunities will be given to study drawing and painting, which is essential for developing the visual and practical skills needed by Art students.

Students are expected to have a mature and independent approach to their work and should be capable of personal research through drawings, designs, critical analysis and varied 3D making skills. Knowledge of the work of other artists is developed through critical and contextual studies, which is integrated as part of practical work. There will also be opportunities to develop Art & Design ideas through new media, such as Photoshop CS5.

Content of course

Projects can be tailored to meet student creative requirements. Students will be taught all aspects of: Expressive drawing, Creative design skills, Critical analysis and thinking skills, all aspects of building and making skills in 3D. There are also art trips each year to visit art galleries and events to support coursework, as well as regular gallery visits in the local area.

Entry requirements

At least a grade B at GCSE. (However, if students have not reached this level and can demonstrate by portfolio that they have the potential to cope with A level work, they will be given a probationary period on the course to prove their abilities.)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years