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A Level Art & Design

A Level Art & Design

Staff, Teaching & Learning

Code: 60144567/3690

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him".

John F Kennedy

This course covers a broad range of experiences including: photography, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, painting, textiles, graphics and digital arts.

You will work closely with our industry partners and will have lots of opportunities to develop your skills during work experience.

The first year is exploratory and the second year allows you to specialise.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for students with a keen interests in the arts.

What does it include?

The course has been designed to allow you to experiment with lots of different media and skills. The broad experience enables you to understand what you are really good at and helps you decide what you want to specialise in. This insight will help you choose the right future career path. Bespoke projects will allow you to develop skills in sculpture, photography, printmaking, multidisciplinary work in fine art, textiles and computer aided designs.

During the course you, along with your fellow students, will take part in several exhibitions, be taught by some of the North West leading creative practitioners and have the opportunity to visit museums, galleries and exhibitions in the North West, London, Paris and New York.

Alongside specialist topics you will also work on projects that develop your time management skills, research abilities and factual writing skills. These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of creative arts and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to present a satisfactory portfolio, interviews will be held for you to showcase this.

What does it include?

This course will provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum that will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to apprenticeships, higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

All learners will engage and work with industry as part of their course. You will undertake personal development activities which will include work experience and self-directed projects.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Art and Design

Examining/Validating Body

AQA

What can I do next?

Students can progress onto higher education, apprenticeships or employment, either within industry or freelance.

Art and Design careers include:

The number of careers that an Art and Design qualification can lead to is endless and includes Animator, Architect, Art therapist, Community arts worker, Costume designer, Digital designer, Fashion design assistant, Fashion designer, Fine artist, Footwear designer, Graphic designer, Illustrator, Interior designer, Landscape architect, Make-up artist, Naval architect, Photographer, Prop maker, Set designer, Tattooist, Textile designer, Visual merchandiser, Web designer

Year 12

The Art courses at Key Stage 5 include Art and Design, Photography and Fashion. Students will have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills using a wide range of media and techniques. The skills learnt through the course will equip students for future creative careers such as artist, architect, product designer, graphic designer, fashion designer, photographer or stage set designer to name but a few. Self-expression is actively encouraged through the artwork, the written word and discussion. These are valuable tools for all aspects of future life.

Student’s practical work is presented in a sketchbook which shows the clear development of a final piece which could be a painting, photograph, sculpture, textile piece or any other creative idea. Students will be encouraged to develop your own ideas with the help and guidance of your teacher. Students work independently to develop their artworks. Students also take part in an international visit to extend their learning. Pupils visit places such as London, China and New York.

Year 13

The Art courses at Key Stage 5 include Art and Design, Photography and Fashion. Students will have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills using a wide range of media and techniques. The skills learnt through the course will equip students for future creative careers such as artist, architect, product designer, graphic designer, fashion designer, photographer or stage set designer to name but a few. Self-expression is actively encouraged through the artwork, the written word and discussion. These are valuable tools for all aspects of future life.

Student’s practical work is presented in a sketchbook which shows the clear development of a final piece which could be a painting, photograph, sculpture, textile piece or any other creative idea. Students will be encouraged to develop your own ideas with the help and guidance of your teacher. Students work independently to develop their artworks. Students also take part in an international visit to extend their learning. Pupils visit places such as London, China and New York.

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