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A Level Art and Design: Fine Art

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code NULL
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Course Overview

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Develop their interest and enjoyment in art and design, fostering its value in lifelong learning
  • Develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures
  • Work from their own strengths and interests within the remit of the specification

Details

Students are introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of media, processes and techniques. They are made aware of traditional and new media. Students explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media.

Students explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past to now, including European and non-European examples. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Areas of study

Students are required to work in one or more areas of fine art, listed below.

• drawing and painting

• mixed-media, including collage and assemblage

• sculpture

• ceramics

• installation

• printmaking (relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography)

• moving image and photography

 

Students visit museums, galleries, and places of interest to gather research, inspiration and resources, both locally and further afield.  Students also take part in workshops in the art College in Canterbury when possible, enter competitions and take advantage of local artists visiting. 

 

How will it be delivered?

A-level

Component 1: Personal investigation

• No time limit      • 60% of A Level

Students develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artists, designers, photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment

• Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time      • 40% of A Level

Students respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Students visit museums, galleries, and places of interest to gather research, inspiration and resources, both locally and further afield.  Students also take part in workshops in the art College in Canterbury when possible, enter competitions and take advantage of local artists visiting. 

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade 4 and above including grade 4 for GCSE Art.

Your next steps...

Many students go onto study art on the Foundation course at UCA, which leads onto a variety of creative degree courses. Future careers vary from academic, teaching, working in museums and galleries to working in the media, game design, fashion, textiles, jewellery design, illustration, graphic design, web design, photography, photo-journalism, architecture and many more creative jobs.

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