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Art and Design A/S at University Academy Keighley

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of fine art media, techniques and processes and will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies. Students should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to art and design from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples.

Course content

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of fine art media, techniques and processes and will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies. Students should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to art and design from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This should be integral to the investigating and making process. Your responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the content and skills presented and of the importance of process as well as product. You will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales; and should use sketchbooks/workbooks/ journals to underpin their work where appropriate.

Areas of StudyStudents are required to work in one or more area(s) of Fine Art, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
  • painting and drawing
  • mixed media, including collage and assemblage
  • sculpture
  • land art
  • installation
  • printmaking: relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography
  • film, television, animation, video, photography

Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade C or above in Art and English Language.  It is important that you have an interest in Art and will need to be imaginative, creative and enjoy investigating, analysing and experimenting whilst developing practical, technical and expressive skills.

Assessment

Year One - AS Unit 1 ARTB1 Coursework Portfolio 'Narrative Art':Students choose one of the endorsements for study throughout AS. The contents of the Portfolio will be determined by the nature of the course of study. Candidates should produce a collection of materials which exemplifies work carried out during the AS course. 50% of AS25% of A Level Unit 2 ARTB2 AS Externally Set Assignment:The emphasis of this unit will be the development of ideas; separate questions will be set for each AS option. These will consist of a choice of five questions to be used as starting points. Candidates are required to select one. During the examination period, following a period of initial research candidates should undertake five hours of unaided, supervised time, the first two hours of which should be consecutive. The work produced during the five hours should be devoted to the development of ideas. It can take a variety of forms, such as drawings, photographs, computer-aided designs, models and/or design sheets. 50% of AS25% of A level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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