The broad-based Art, Craft and Design title will enable you to explore a range of two dimensional, three- dimensional or time- based approaches to your studies. Artists, crafts people and designers, whilst working within your own disciplines, are often inspired and influenced by those working in a wide range of different creative areas. They draw inspiration from images, compositions, forms and ideas outside of your own discipline. They work frequently in muliti- disciplinary and cross disciplinary ways, breaking traditional boundaries to create works of Art, Craft and Design that combine ideas, concepts and materials in new ways. Artists, craftspeople and designers all follow a creative process, in which you explore and develop approaches to communicating ideas visually. When generating and developing new ideas you are pro-active, persistent and self- motivated. Producing creative, dynamic and exciting outcomes, you can inspire and challenge the viewer through interaction with your work and engagement with your ideas. Disciplines available are: Painting and drawing • Printmaking • Sculpture-ceramics-wire Illustration • Fine art textiles • Design craft- ceramics.
You will be encouraged to work and develop skills in multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary way, exploring the connections between areas of art, craft and design and gaining knowledge and understanding of the scope and variety and approaches.
The course is portfolio based and each unit is given a weighting of 25%. At the start of year one you will receive an assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met. At the end of each portfolio of work you will receive a mark with written feedback detailing how to progress to the next grade. At the end of year two you will receive an externally set assignment. Part of these assignments will be taken under examination conditions in a 15 hour exam
GCSE at grade 5 or above, or BTEC First Diploma at Merit or above, in a related Art and Design subject, or submission of porfolio of work.