Art, Craft & Design
The course is organised as a series of structured projects, these are designed to help you develop your skills and knowledge in Art & Graphics.
You will be introduced to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. You will develop ideas and final pieces. Materials and processes include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed-media, clay & Photoshop.
You will also research a wide range of contemporary and historical artists and designers work, it is essential to understand how & why create work, this will help you to understand current trends in the workplace.
Studying on this course will:
- Develop creative thinking
- Broaden knowledge
- Improve practical skills
- Fine Art
- Product Design
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Textile Design
More than just a course
Teaching is delivered in both group and one-to-one context with staff providing support, focus and direction with your work. As your portfolio develops, the opportunities will increase for a more personal & independent approach.
- Trips to art galleries
- Field visits to gather subject matter
- Use of the specialist area in Art
- Use of the specialist area in Photography
- Access to specialist enrichment options
- Open access studio
- Active participation in the art show
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths. Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.
An art qualification at GCSE is preferred but not always essential.
Students’ comments indicate that “The work is challenging & interesting. The relationship with teaching staff is excellent.”