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Art and Design/Photography A Level at Millom School

Course description

Art and Design at this level is a challenging but rewarding subject that combines the intellectual with the practical and requires a high level of energy and commitment. There is a lot of fun amidst the independent thinking and the creative effort! This is an essential subject for those wishing to pursue a career in any of the creative industries.
The aims of the course is to enable our students to learn how to develop and produce personal creative work within an art and design context, understood across a broad number of creative disciplines. To analyse their own visual work as well as evaluate and learn from work by other artists, designers and crafts people.

Course content

AS unit 1 is the creation of a portfolio of work, which examines and learns from the work of others – through written and visual analysis, experimenting with materials, processes and developing expressive techniques and ways of responding. Students produce a personal response to a given theme, which expands further techniques and processes gained from class exercises into personal visual work(s).

AS unit 2 is a broad theme, set by the examination board for personal interpretation, to be completed within a 10 hour supervised time plus preparatory period.

A2 unit 3 is composed of an analytical written and visual contextual study in an area of particular interest to the individual, which nurtures a unit of practical work and encourages their personal art and design interests to a higher level of enquiry and attainment on a theme of their choice.

A2 unit 4 is an externally set unit centered on a broad theme, undertaken at the end of an extensive and intensive three to four months preparatory period of research and visual development studies. Students in their A2 year will tend to specialise in a discipline of their choosing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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