This course focuses on the practical development and application of knowledge and skills required by anyone wishing to pursue a career in Art and Design.
This course is a nationally recognised qualification and has been designed to develop the breadth of skills and knowledge to allow successful progression to Higher Education, Apprenticeships and into related employment. The programme is designed to help you to discover and develop your talents, interests and strengths in a wide range of specialist disciplines. You will be taught through tutor-led demonstrations, presentations and regular tutorials to support your studies.
Key Areas of Study
5 GCSEs grades A* - C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and an art-related subject or portfolio of art work.
Assessment is by continual assessment of coursework, there are no formal exams. You will be graded on each project and these marks will add together to give a final grade. At the end of the second year you will undertake a final project. The work from this will be exhibited in an end of year show.
Students have progressed to a wide range of art and design higher education courses. Alternatively, students may wish to look for employment in the art and design industry.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and express their ideas visually. As the course is assessed entirely by coursework you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.