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A-Level

Fine art

Fine art is an exciting course that will challenge your creativity, your technical ability and your conceptual knowledge. It is a broad course that allows you to develop as an artist and a creative thinker. You will learn how to use a wide range of traditional and contemporary media. You will also develop your critical thinking skills through discussions, analysis of works and visiting galleries.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in Art or another visual arts subject. You will be expected to be able to show a portfolio of your work.

Assessment

  • 60% Coursework
  • 40% Externally set assignment
An introduction to Art Presentation About this course

What is Fine Art?

Fine art is an exciting course that will challenge your creativity, your technical ability and your conceptual knowledge. It is a broad course that allows you to develop as an artist and a creative thinker. You will learn how to use a wide range of traditional and contemporary media. You will also develop your critical thinking skills through discussions, analysis of works and visiting galleries.

 

What will I study?

The first part of the course will be studio-based sessions exploring a wide range of media and disciplines. You will learn about media that you may not have used and stretch your knowledge of those that are familiar to you. This will cover both traditional media and contemporary methods, giving you the chance to explore media such as oil painting, etching, digital photography, sculpture and film. You will be given opportunities to explore your own concepts in a series of smaller projects, approaching your media choices to suit your intentions. Assessment occurs through two major projects, where you will again choose you focus and the methods that best suit you and your ideas. This gives you the power to investigate what you are interested in.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Studio time will occur throughout the week, allowing you to work independently as an artist.
  • There will be opportunities to visit galleries around the country, including major exhibitions in London.
  • There will be the opportunity to visit a European city.

 

What can it lead to?

Many of our students progress to study an Arts Foundation course. Students have studied a broad range of course at university including Fine Art, Architecture, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography and Film.

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