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History of Art A Level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Learning to interpret images and understand design are skills for life.

History of Art provides you with an intimate environment for focused and intense discussion, revolving around the history and development of Western Art. It provides you with the tools to analyse a range of historical periods, through painting, sculpture and architecture. Classes are highly interactive, and you are encouraged to discuss, debate and present your ideas with both your teacher and with each other. Learning to interpret images and understand designs are skills for life!

The course consists of studying works of art and architecture from classical antiquity to the present day. This takes place both in galleries and museums and in the classroom, using digital slides and films. You will learn through discussion, presentations and written essays how to understand these works in the context of the time in which they were made.

Seeing work in situ is an enriching and important component of the course with opportunities to visit galleries and architectural sites in Cambridge, Norwich and London.

"Studying History of Art has not only improved how I see and appreciate art, but also all aspects of culture. It has opened my eyes to different features of society that I would not have previously considered." Esme Lucas

Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level History of Art: GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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