Art & Design (Fine Art)

Summary

Drawing, painting and a diverse range of mixed-media techniques are creatively explored to an advanced level throughout this two year Fine Art course. You’ll develop skills and ideas needed to create original and personal artwork, using first-hand experiences and research.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Fine artist, illustrator, architect, animator, set-designer, museum/gallery worker and commercial artist.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Art Foundation (pre-degree), Fine Art, Illustration, Architecture, Art History, Interior Design and Animation.

Topics you'll cover

OVER TWO YEARS:

  • Observation and recording first-hand experiences
  • Drawing and painting and mixed-media techniques
  • Artist research and analysis
  • Preparatory studies: artist research, visual recording, creative experimentation, and personal ideas development.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Practical portfolio and a personal study
  • Portfolio of work, with a 15 hour exam
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language and Art

A suitable portfolio of artwork may be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Art.

Additional information

FACILITIES:

The specialist art studio contains a textile print table, lino presses and batik / screen-printing facilities in an open plan environment, including an art history and design library seminar room with access to computers.

FEES:

You will be expected to purchase sketchbooks throughout the course. You will need to purchase a selection of individual drawing and painting materials for home / independent work and some textile materials. There will be a studio fee of £25 per year to cover the cost of a range of materials, workbooks, specialist papers and coursework books and folders.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.