At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English at grade 4 or above and an Art based subject, preferably Fine Art or Art and Design.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This course builds on and extends core Fine Art skills, alongside developing your creativity, expression, imagination, critical and contextual understanding.
The emphasis of the first year is underpinned by core Fine Art skills, achieved through experimentation and exploration of a broad range of materials, techniques and processes. You will engage with the works of artists and designers which encourages a written critical response, and enables you to analyse the way you work to inform and develop your personal work into an extended exploratory portfolio.
The second year focuses on developing and extending existing creative skills. You are encouraged to develop an independent approach to the subject, demonstrating continued critical understanding, supported by integrated written engagement with the works of artists and designers to inform and develop work which has a personal significance and major in-depth, practical and theoretical investigation.
How will I be assessed?
Year 1: Personal creative enquiry
Year 2: Personal investigation and an externally
set assignment (15 hours)
Are there any special expenses?
You will be asked to provide materials such as pencils, paintbrushes and sketchbooks plus contribute toward the cost of specialist or large quantities of materials you may choose for your projects. Some trips such as visits to museums and galleries are compulsory.
What could I do next?
The course will prepare you for further study at Foundation Diploma, HND/Degree level. Careers in the creative industries include practical fine art and design making, to illustration, teaching, gallery administration, architecture, art direction, film, television, curating and restoration.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.