Students will learn how to apply the creative process through vocational Art and Design projects. They will develop their knowledge and skills through a range of materials, techniques and processes needed to produce 2D, 3D and digital art and design. Students will research the work of artists and designers in order to develop their own creativity and increase their confidence analysing and understanding the work of artists and how this relates to the world we live in. Students will learn how to respond to a live project brief and to create art for a purpose. Recent projects have included writing an article reviewing a current exhibition in a gallery. Developing their own creative practice through a project of their choice, responding to a theme or concept and curating an exhibition. The course will offer opportunities to visit places of interest, work with practicing artists and visit galleries and museums. A residential trip to Liverpool, drawing workshops at the Royal Academy of Art, taking a photoshoot at Dungeness, visiting the Turner Contemporary in Margate and Maidstone Museum are some of the opportunities that take place over the duration of the two year course.
Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design (external assessment May/June)
Unit 12: Fine Art, Media, Techniques and Processes
Unit 3: The Creative Process
Unit 1: Visual Recording and Communication (external assessment May/June)
What specific qualifications do I need? - Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English
This course suits students who have previously studied either Art & Design or Design & Technology at GCSE
Students complete the course with the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress onto a Foundation Art and Design programme at Art College or direct entry to an undergraduate degree at university. With a focus on progression, learners develop the skills and knowledge to move into higher education, apprenticeships or employment and build a valuable portfolio of work.