Fine art is about questioning the world and the individual’s response to it, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so you must also be aware of its history and the reasons behind artistic developments.
This course can cover everything from prehistoric cave painting through to renaissance altar pieces, or a light being switched on and off. You will use traditional materials as well as investigate materials not usually associated with art.
Our unique `Open Studio Policy` and access to a variety of specialist materials and techniques will allow you develop your skills and produce work of real quality.
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You have a strong interest in Fine Art and would like a route to university study combining several specialist subjects of your choice.
At least five GCSEs at grade C or grade 5, or above, including English and mathematics and at least a grade B or grade 6 or 7, in a relevant subject.
Topics of study:
Including a selection of styles, techniques and media, ranging from, but not exclusively:
- Painting and drawing
- Mixed media
- Lens-based and new media
September – December: This term encourages you to question how you see the world around you, why artists make work, how skills and techniques are mastered and who determines the values of art. During these first few months you will be expanding your knowledge, confidence and practical skills through a range of; workshops, discussions, debates and the development of your own responses under three themed headings 1.Still life: Drawing, 2.Organic: Colour 3.Landscape: Composition.
From January: you will choose a relevant question from the externally set paper to develop your ideas further, refine and complete your specialist outcome.
September – November: Expand and develop your ideas from your `Personal Investigation`.
November – December: Refine, plan and prepare making your artwork and related written study of (minimum) 1000 words
January – February: Complete your final outcomes and written study
February – May: Externally set paper
The diversity of the topics studied. This course can cover everything from prehistoric cave painting through to renaissance altar pieces, or a light being switched on and off. You will use traditional materials as well as investigate materials not usually associated with art.
Further studies at university, higher level apprenticeship or employment.
Laura Wall A-levelsAfter studying A-levels Laura received a scholarship to Aberystwyth University to study media and fine art. As part of her end of year project Laura created a children’s book called Goose, which has since been published in 40 countries and in 10 languages and has just been signed to brand management company Fluid World, the company behind Hello Kitty and Mr Men. Goose has also been signed to company King Rollo Films with the aim of garnering a fully animated television series, the pilot of which has been narrated by Dawn French.
“At college there were always extra things going on and all of these things gave me so much confidence, it taught me to put my neck on the line, learn new skills, fall (gracefully) and try again. Once you have that motivation and take that first step to introducing yourself to new people and new ideas, doors fly open and college can be some of the most fun times of your life”.
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