ART & DESIGN: A Level
Exam Board: Edexcel
Course: Fine Art
Link to specification: CLICK HERE
Subject Leader: Mr T Bailey
Why study Art and Design?
It develops creativity, imagination, practical and intellectual skills. The creative industries are growing rapidly: Advertising, Film and Video, Architecture, Computer and Video games, Design, Designer Fashion, to name a few. The skills developed in art are of practical use in many careers and a source of pleasure in their own right.
What is Fine Art?
Fine art is work produced as an outcome of the students’ personal experience, rather than being created exclusively for a practical function or a tightly prescribed brief. Students learn to use a wide range of materials and techniques including alternative media (non-traditional media, such as mixed media, installation, site specific work, assemblage & digital media), painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Many extra-curricular activities are organised: visiting artists, workshops, life drawing, gallery visits & art events.