This is a two year course with one external exam in the final summer term. All work produced is assessed as coursework. Photography is taught alongside the general art and Design course, with students choosing to specialise after an induction period.
This course is designed to help students experience a range of art specialisms before concentrating on one area.
Specialism’s Include Painting, photography, Printing, Creative Textiles, Sculpture, Illustration, Digital art, Graphic Communication, Mixed media etc.
Coursework – This is a body of coursework and a personal study. To begin students are introduced to a wide range of working methods under the themes of Identity, Journey or Fantasy/ fiction. Later students choose their own theme linked to an interest. A sketchbook is used to document ideas and to form links with other artists.
The personal study is an investigation of an artist, theme or movement, which relates to the practical work. This is in a visual and written format - 1000-3000 words.
Photography - It will be assumed that students have some knowledge already of Photography and editing skills as this is not an introduction course but an opportunity for students to develop ideas within independent based portfolio projects. Students will need access to their own camera. Photography includes works in film, video, digital imaging and light-sensitive materials. It is also a requirement of the specification that they draw out and plan ideas, as well as experimenting with a range of materials and techniques.