Arts Award (Gold)

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4. A real interest in the creative arts and a desire to further your own practice as an artist, performer or creative.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Gold Arts Award recognises your abilities as a creative arts leader. At Gold Level, you are working as an arts practitioner while broadening your horizons within the art world. Working at this level will extend your creativity, communication, planning, teamwork, and leadership skills, and will support your progression through any education, training, or career pathway.

Course content
Gold has two units:
Unit 1: Personal Arts Development
This allows you to develop your skills in your chosen art form. You are expected to extend your skill set so for example if you are a dancer you might choose to explore choreography or if you are a musician you might choose to explore production.
Unit 2: Arts Project Leadership
In this unit you will choose an event that you want to develop and deliver; you will have complete control over all aspects. Previous students have written performances which they have then rehearsed with fellow students leading to a public performance and created a
collection of songs with others which they have produced as an album.

How will I be assessed?
You will plan your work with your tutor and keep a record by creating your own Arts Award portfolio. Each portfolio is unique, and you can pick the format you want to present it in. This could be a diary, video, website blog, or something different altogether.

Are there any special expenses?
As part of the course, you will be expected to attend arts events and may be asked to travel to additional workshops/activities that the teaching team feel are beneficial to building your portfolio.

What could I do next?
Gold Arts Award is useful as part of a creative pathway as it helps to develop your creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. It can be a useful part of a university or further training application as it is recognised on the UCAS tariff but also is useful in the wider world of work to show your ability to work on your own initiative.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 1 AS at a grade B

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